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Red Dirt Country Blues Strumming and Fills

Lesson ID: A0166

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a country blues progression in the key of D. The main goal of this lesson is to give you some extra practice switching back and forth between playing rhythm guitar and lead fills. First, we’ll break down the main country strumming pattern in the progression. Then, we’ll work through the red dirt country blues progression and fill riffs with tablature. After you watch the guitar lesson, practice your country rhythm and fills with our backing track in the key of D. Overall, this is a great lesson for learning some useful country rhythm techniques that you can apply to a ton of other country songs.

Overview

Playthrough with Tablature

Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Strumming Pattern Breakdown
03:27 min Breakdown – Measures 1 through 4
06:59 min Breakdown – Measures 5 through 8
09:59 min Breakdown – Measures 9 through 12
15:03 min Breakdown – Measures 13 through 16
18:16 min Breakdown – Measures 17 through 20
22:20 min Breakdown – Measures 21 through 24
25:28 min Practice the Progression with Me
27:10 min Ending Riff
27:59 min Intro Riff

Backing Track

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Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
3 years ago

Another good one…thanks Devin have a nice weekend!

allanc550
allanc550(@allanc550gmail-com)
3 years ago

great lesson to improve fast pick and strum -thanks

David
David(@dmonasterski)
3 years ago

Love the bass lines – Thanks!

kevinmltr
kevinmltr(@kevinmltryahoo-com)
3 years ago

Great lesson Devin! Great breakdown,of the material and easy to follow.

Alex
Alex(@alexcontinilive-co-uk)
3 years ago

Great stuff Devin! This one sounds fantastic. Thank you very much.

billder99
billder99(@billder99gmail-com)
3 years ago

Devin, is this from a song with lyrics? I love the groove, great sounding as a solo arrangement.

mgfence
mgfence(@mgfenceaol-com)
3 years ago

This strumming pattern works really well for the song rye whisky bt Tex Ridder. I would like a lesson on it. Thanks

Alex
Alex(@alexcontinilive-co-uk)
3 years ago

Fantastic arrangement. Very bluesy.