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Country Fills Up the Neck with 1st Position Scales

Lesson 10 – Rhythm Fill Riffs and Lead Guitar Course
Lesson ID: A0117

In this lesson, we’re going to travel up the neck in the key of G using the 1st position hybrid country guitar scales. I’ll teach you the four main scales you need to learn in the 1st position and I’ll show you how to use these scales to get a country and bluegrass sound out of your guitar. Then I’ll show you some of my favorite country and bluegrass fill riffs in the 1st position key of G.

Overview

First Position Scales

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Easy Fill Riffs

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Intermediate Fill Riffs

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Scale Charts

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Curtis
Curtis(@curtis)
5 years ago

THat is an amazing lesson!! Great work! and those riffs are sweet

Jake
Jake (@guest_674)
5 years ago

man that’s awesome

Martin
Martin(@martinfan)
5 years ago

Another fantastic lesson as always! Thanks!

frank
frank(@fcafarellitampabay-rr-com)
5 years ago

Just joined, looking forward to the lessons. Love your teaching method and your guitar playing. Thanks for taking the time putting this all together.

Scooter d.
Scooter d.(@scooter)
5 years ago

Devin, thanks for all your time and efforts. I could not play a “lick” of bluegrass, before becoming a member, so thanks for providing such pro lessons. Here is my level best, on a few licks. There’s something about the bloody Red camera recording light that sure turns my mind to dust… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPzwVeqA9K4&t

nemo
nemo(@nemo)
5 years ago
Reply to  Scooter d.

Scooter, sounds great cant wait to be good enough to post a vid too, keep em coming

Scooter d.
Scooter d.(@scooter)
5 years ago
Reply to  nemo

Thanks nemo. It still needs heavy polish to shine. Not enough hours in the day, so may have to start gettin’ up earlier and going to bed later… 🙂 bloody obsessions… Never give up… Devin’s relaxed style of instruction is perfect with no extra gimmicks – just good pro lessons.

Wayne
Wayne(@falsealarmboyhotmail-com)
5 years ago
Reply to  Scooter d.

Really enjoyed that, Scooter! Really coming along great. I’m the same as you, been playing for years and never progressed much. Never played a lick of bluegrass until happening upon CGO. And now it’s all I play! And I can say, hand on heart, that I’ve learned more in the last three months with this site than the previous twenty years 🙂

Scooter d.
Scooter d.(@scooter)
5 years ago
Reply to  Wayne

Thanks Wayne. Devin is a class act and is very pro and stays on message ( ie. the lesson at hand ). His site is very refreshing these days, since too many sites use gimmicks and up-selling concepts and it all gets frustrating ( IMHO ).

Jocelyn Beauregard
Jocelyn Beauregard(@jocelyn)
5 years ago

So great!

jp.sharm60
jp.sharm60(@jp-sharm60gmail-com)
4 years ago

Devin – This is one of my favorite lessons. The quality of all the videos, and the reliability / functionality of your site always works flawless. There is no constant start stop buffering or locked screens. Kudo’s to you & your IT team !!

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 years ago

Devin I think this whole concept you have here is amazing. I really love this lesson too

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 years ago

Hi Devin what fret does the hybrid scale start at? I don’t think I have seen a diagram of this either. Hope you are holding up with this Coronavirus situation

dom
dom(@dom)
2 years ago

Thanks Devin. Amazing lesson. Learned so much with this one!

mzan322gmail-com
mzan322gmail-com(@mzan322gmail-com)
2 years ago

Great lesson. I”m getting a little confused on how to think about solos over each new chord. Some teachers say that you should change the scale with each new chord (ie G scales over G, C scales over C etc.). In this lesson, you seem to be playing the G scale (either major or minor) over the all chords. Can you please clarify?

Thanks

Rick Nielsen
Rick Nielsen(@nielsenfm)
1 year ago

I really enjoyed this lesson. One suggestion for future lessons: Make sure the fret charts at the bottom of the video screens are oriented in the same direction as the viewer sees your guitar neck. The fret chart always seems to be with the nut on the left side of the screen and, of course, your guitar headstock is at the right of the screen. A simple thing, of course, but it takes just a little more work for the viewer to shift the chart in his/her mind to match you and your guitar. It would make a difference for… Read more »