Share on pinterest. Measures 5-6 (D): play lick 3 Try descending the neck and adding new things around a standard country sixths line. Bluegrass lines are always more than the sum of their parts by way of construction and that should never be something we ignore. We will use the following form: Measures 1-2 (C): play lick 2 the arrangements, written in tab and standard notation, include new blues songs, standards, introductions, turnarounds, and more. They’re a great way to break up your crosspicking and really all it comes down to in this context is skipping a string. Our second lick is in the key of C Report bad tab. Here are a few great flatpicking licks that can be used in a bluegrass or country setting. In the lick above you can hear when paired with a classic country bending statement an ascending sixth lick is right at home. In all of these licks if I jump from one string to another and skip one in-between, that’s probably a sixth. In the world of bluegrass, improvisation is essential. In this guitar lesson video, I’ll teach you 16 common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks that will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam. Tony Rice Style “G Lick” to Play Over C Chord. Sign up for the Lessons With Marcel Newsletter to get email notifications every time a new blog post, free lesson, or YouTube video comes out! 101 Red Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks 101 Red Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks by LARRY MCCABE. You might think recognizing two notes that are a sixth apart might be harder on the guitar but that’s not too tough either. This lick is structured around a D – A – D chord change but when it comes to resolve over the last D chord there is no D note in sight. I’ve been playing for about 6 years and I’m trying to learn fill riffs just like these and I’m wanting to learn more licks farther up the neck also. In this guitar lesson video, I’ll teach you 16 common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks that will come in handy at your next bluegrass jam. Blue Notes In Bluegrass? We can analyze this line like the others we’ve seen: the first measure feels like A – A7 or A9 (C# – A moving to B – G), the second and third measures briefly imply D moving back to A7 (A – F# moving through Ab – F and landing on G -E), eventually resolving to D (F# – D). Sadly, fret -2 cannot be reached on this plane by us mere mortals. Moving down a string set I then use G and E (or the 7th and 5th of the A chord). Or the tool to sound Grassy,Thanks D-man, For sure! The sixth interval seems to be a a breakthrough concept for many players, for some it might be hard to remember a time before you knew a couple little sixth phrases. This slides up into seventh fret where hopefully you can hear A and F# (or the 5th and 3rd of the D chord) but no D note. Share on twitter. I always like choosing a really slow speed at first when I’m building technique and crank it up in intervals to push myself…eventually you reach that sweet spot where the bpm feels right. 6 Sixth Licks For Bluegrass Guitar. In his course, 30 Bluegrass Licks You MUST Know, Roberto Dalla Vecchia helps you expand this vocabulary. All rights reserved. Long Journey Home Bluegrass Guitar Breaks From George Shuffler, Larry Sparks, and Billy Strings! Banjos, Family Bands and Coonhounds With Molly Hazel. Now we’ll mix things up and play these licks over Nine Pound Hammer. Download the tab & notation for this bluegrass guitar lesson. Also, it's Wednesday! To further this notion, it’s important to note that it can greatly help a player’s improvisational abilities if they already have a larger vocabulary of licks to pick from. Pay attention to the picking directions I’ve noted down. Measure 8 (G): strum G chord Download it 101 Red Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published. Essentially continuing a line an octave away from where you’d expect. The sixths are the inspiration or the jumping off point but there is more in our line around them.