Lesson ID: A0172
In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to use jazzy chord shapes in your bluegrass rhythm guitar. This technique will really make your rhythm guitar stand out at your next bluegrass jam. First, we’ll go over some useful jazzy chords that you can use to replace standard open chords. Then, you’ll learn some strumming patterns that work great with these jazzy chord shapes. Finally, we’ll work through a practice progression so you can get an idea of how to use these jazzy chords in a bluegrass song.
Chords & Strumming
|Video Start Time||Lesson Topic|
|00:00 min||G6 Chord|
|02:13 min||C7 Chord|
|03:29 min||D7 Chord|
|04:05 min||“Foggy Mountain Special” Chord Progression|
|06:24 min||Alternate Voicing for a G Major chord|
|08:07 min||C9 Chord|
|09:14 min||D9 Chord|
|09:38 min||Strumming Patterns|
|15:24 min||Standard Bass Line Walk (Available to CGO Members)|
|19:06 min||Jazzy Bass Line Walk (Available to CGO Members)|
|23:57 min||Extra Tips (Available to CGO Members)|
Here is a video of Russ Carson and Jake Workman playing “Foggy Mountain Special” on banjo and guitar. Try jamming along by playing the jazzy practice progression that you learned in this guitar lesson. You can hear Jake Workman playing some jazzy bluegrass rhythm guitar at 1:50 in this video.
New lesson! Hope y’all are having a good weekend –
Amazing lesson….thanks Devin!
thanks, absolutely love this one.
Outstanding, Good Information! Thanks!
Just discovered this lesson, just what ive been looking for Devin.
can you teach this with sally goodin? great lesson.
struggling with these chord shapes.