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Common Bluegrass Chord Progressions with Nate Savage

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If you listen to a lot of Bluegrass you will probably notice that there are a few chord progressions that are used quite often. The most common Bluegrass chord progression that you will probably hear is the 1 4 5 progression. If you are in the key of G major those chords will be G major, C major and D major. 

Standard Bluegrass Rhythm Fills w Nate Savage

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The examples in this lesson show you how to dress up your standard Bluegrass strumming pattern with some standard Bluegrass rhythm fills. If you listen to Bluegrass you will definitely hear these fills all over the place. Once you learn a few Bluegrass tunes you will have a good idea of how these fills are used in a real musical setting. 
 

Using Open Scales to Play Bluegrass w Nate Savage

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The examples in this lesson show you how to dress up your standard Bluegrass strumming pattern with some standard Bluegrass rhythm fills. If you listen to Bluegrass you will definitely hear these fills all over the place. Once you learn a few Bluegrass tunes you will have a good idea of how these fills are used in a real musical setting. 

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Essential Blue Grass Patterns w Nate Savage

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Using the traditional G shape chord, down-up strumming, accenting the bass note, Nate Savage teaches the essential bluegrass pattern. 
 
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The Constant Strumming Technique

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This concept is one of the keys to figuring out your favorite songs and coming up with your own wicked strumming patterns. Whether you realize it or not you are probably already using this idea in your own playing.

The fundamental idea behind the constant strumming technique is to keep your strumming hand going even when you don’t actually strike the strings with your pick. This is the way that many of the great strumming patterns that we all love are created. For more guitar lessons please visit http://www.guitarlessons.com

Using Accents In Your Guitar Strumming

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This lesson is going to take a look at adding accents to your strumming patterns. To do this we will take a look at a simple strumming pattern that will uses some basic accents. Throwing accents into your strumming patterns can help make your rhythm guitar playing much more expressive, dynamic and interesting. For more guitar lessons please visit http://www.guitarlessons.com

Developing Your Guitar Strumming Timing

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You don’t have to be the world’s greatest strummer to make great sounding music. In fact, if you can play a simple strumming pattern solid and in time it will make you sound like a real pro. In this lesson on strumming we are going to take a look at a simple exercise that will help you develop your overall sense of timing.
 

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