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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 3

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The third
exercise in this series and we're gonna
work out of the key of A,
it's gonna be a little bit more intensive
on your left hand.
Making your A shape there.
[SOUND] The four bar pattern in the key of
A will be A, D, and E, back to A.
Again with a rest-stroke.
Another way,
a good way to practice is a rest-stroke.
And then the the freestroke if you want to
call it that.
as, as you're building your, your strength
in your left hand you should be able to,
you know, you'll find a comfortable speed
at which to play these things.
And if you want to speed up.
You'll find your own sort of
personal threshold.
You don't have to, you don't have to play
it as fast as I just did.
You'll find for yourself and, and your
muscles will tell you if,
if you're getting there or not.
And, and just use your ears, use your, you
know, your part of this you know,
listening to the guitar and listening to
how these chords ring and
how how these notes are full, and note
value is, is as much as it can be.
It's sort of you know, being aware of the
sound of the guitar.
And early kind of ear training is kind of
what we're, we're laying groundwork for
that and and learning to recognize when
your technique, you know,
needs improvement or needs, needs
maintenance if you will.
So, you know, just, that's ways to other
things work.
And we got one more of these, and we'll
get that done.