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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Crosspicking (Key of G) - Exercise 2

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The previous
cross pick exercise the way you can
practice these and
climbing the scale had basically the same
pattern twice within each bar.
Added a little bit another element of sort
of a stress on your left hand.
With an effort of keeping all the notes
ringing through the,
through the cross pick pattern.
Again the goal is to, is to realize, you
know, a steady stream of notes in these
rolls so it, so it creates more of an
effect than anything, and, and
a beautiful sort of picture of how these
chords are outlined.
So again we're starting
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with our G
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Our G form here in basically first kind of
open position.
And first bar.
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Just like the other one but
now we're gonna continue the intervals on
up.
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Open G and
then we are gonna grab our A minor
position again.
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Because we have an open G.
It creates an A minor seven.
Cuz we have our, our seventh note out of A
but we're playing in minor.
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So.
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Back to G.
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And now we're just gonna grab a C chord.
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And then move this whole shape,
we talked about this shape right here.
That's our next thing.
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So, it's gonna be a challenge
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To, when, when,
the idea of keeping things ringing through
this exercise.
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Right?
And, now, back to the open.
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And then the shape again.
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So that,
that's basically all the way through the
exercise.
The goal here is to try to get these
things up to speed.
You know, more of a complete musical idea.
And, the goal would be this right here.
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Good time for me.
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So, pretty,
pretty heavy move on your left hand.
It's hard to get clean.
One of the things I noticed as I played it
through at tempo, some of the,
some of the ideas of, of like from this
shape here.
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As opposed to
what makes a smoother transition back to
that e-minor chord it's actually just our,
our, since we're already into the shape,
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To move the And you can play the e-minor
out of that.
And it's an easy shift, again just we
talked about some of these scales,
how just to bring the pinky in with the
left hand for the next bar.
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So that's one of the things we'll get into
is you know these, that's how these
transitions can be smooth.
A lot of times you know, we find these
only when we start adding tempo
just notice that just there you know it's
as you, as you add tempo to these things.
It, it in, it increases difficulty of how
to maintain, the smoothness, but
that's that's why we start slow and, and
build slow and
so that's, that's the exercise in G and
we've got one more in C.
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