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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Crosspicking (Key of C) - Exercise 1

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The next
exercise we have here takes the idea of
the,
of the first major scale crosspick
exercise.
And now we're gonna be working outta C.
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So we'll start with our C.
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And
our first first position there with the
open strings.
And, and you also have, on all these you
have the tab to download and follow along.
Starts off like with a, a basic C triad.
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And moving up to a D-minor.
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And then, back to first position.
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And there's our F shape.
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Then we're gonna shift the whole F
shape to G.
To the G chord and now back to open.
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There's a G7 with a pretty
good little stretch right there.
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And then a strum on the C.
Okay so one more time.
Start open.
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And shift while,
while this G string is ringing.
This is when you talk about sorta the
internal rhythm of how these,
these cross-pick patterns are developed.
Make this, try to make this smooth
rhythmic transition into this fretted D,
you know, right here like this.
Notice, I'm able to keep the G ringing,
and then hit the D.
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The more,
the more you can work on that and get
that, and get that G ringing strong while
the D's being fretted, it'll, that, that's
the effect.
That's the really great thing about the
effect of cross picking.
So one more time for the whole exercise.
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Last bar.
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So the goal here is
just sort of you know build speed with the
start really slow start one bar at a time.
And just think about the shapes and the
shifts, and, and, and the,
the value of these notes.
And making sure everything rings solidly
through the whole thing and
it'll have as, as this basic scale kinda
idea climbs.
Should have a very musical rolling kinda,
kinda pattern to everything.
And so we've got, I've got two more,
pattern to everything.
And so we've got, I've got two more, added
another little bit level of difficulty
with, within the cross-picking pattern for
the next two exercises.
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