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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: Rhythm with Crosspicking - Exercise 1

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I have an exercise for you now with this
rhythm with crosspicking idea and
it's going to also include some of the
other stuff that we worked on,
but basically what we're looking for is
connecting chords with these new ideas and
trying to create a, a big smooth kind of
pattern.
We have eight bars.
Two bars of G, two bars of C, two bars of
D, and back to two bars of G.
And then it'll start over again.
And I'll try to show it to you slow here.
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That was twice through the exercise.
And so what I'm doing, breaking it down.
One bar of.
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Starting from the the open D
which is basically built off our.
Our alternate base note, kind of you know,
base style pattern, root five.
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So.
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Now I want to lead into the C chord.
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So that up stroke sets us up for the C.
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So the trick there is to kind of get your
left hand moving in the direction of, of,
of getting to the C in time.
And it, it could be a challenge if you're
not used to this.
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So that with me at the C that's our.
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Root and fifth.
So.
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And then there's our crosspicking.
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And another hammer-on.
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That's one of the,
that's a hard bar to get through the D.
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So there, there's the exercise.
It's a great thing to work on, you know.
Very, very musical exercise.
But also a great strength builder and
technique builder as well.
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