Lesson ID: A0169

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Little Sadie” in the style of Doc Watson. First, we’ll work through the “Little Sadie” chord progression using traditional country & bluegrass strumming. Then, we’ll make the progression sound a little fancier with a Doc Watson style bass line walk and a fill riff. After we talk about the rhythm guitar, we’ll work through a couple rounds of the progression with vocals. Finally, we’ll cover three different guitar solo breaks for “Little Sadie” in the style of Doc Watson. The first guitar solo is the easiest and the last two are a little more difficult. Overall this must-know country & bluegrass song that will sound great at your next jam. Guitar tablature is available below the lesson videos.

Overview

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Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Little Sadie Chord Progression
01:54 min Chord Progression with Tablature
03:14 min Doc Watson Style Bass Line Walk and Fill Riff
05:44 min Chord Progression with Vocals

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Solo 1

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Solo 2

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Solo 3

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Advanced Rhythm

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Video Overview
00:22 min Strumming Pattern 1
00:50 min Strumming Pattern 2
01:23 min Strumming Pattern 3
03:07 min Strumming Pattern 4
03:48 min Strumming Pattern 5
04:41 min Practice Progression – Measures 1 through 4
08:19 min Practice Progression – Measures 5 through 8
10:15 min Practice Progression – Measures 9 through 10
11:43 min Practice the Progression with Me

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Backing Track

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