Lesson 5 – Rhythm Fill Riffs and Lead Guitar Course
Lesson ID: A0093

In the previous lesson of this series, we learned the 5th position of the G minor pentatonic scale and I showed y’all some nice country and bluegrass riffs to get you started with your improvising. Now let’s make it sound even more country by adding in a couple extra “blues” notes. The blues scale is basically the minor pentatonic scale with one extra note added per octave — the sharp 4th or flat 5th degree. With the right combinations, these blues notes will really make your playing sound country and bluegrass. Let’s break down the blues scale, important fill techniques, and six country and bluegrass riffs with tablature.

Scale Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
01:48 min Blues Scale Breakdown
05:31 min Practice Tips
06:31 min Fill Riff Example
09:15 min Using Blues Fill Riffs with Chord Progressions

Fill Riffs

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Video Overview
00:17 min Riff 1
03:36 min Riff 2
05:43 min Riff 3
08:03 min Riff 4
10:05 min Riff 5
13:04 min Riff 6

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