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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: "Big Sciota" (Intermediate)

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All right,
so, than we get into the second ending.
we're gonna look at another shift here.
Back up to this shape and
there's our F shape.
Using that open string
falls with the melody here that.
That's more of the simpler melody.
That's kind of a, of a, of an odd shift.
To, to.
To go from one note and
play the next very same note with the same
finger sliding back.
So, we're gonna use an open E string to
provide us, you know,
a little just a pivot point.
And it adds one more note into the into
the eighth note string, but it's one and
two and three and four and down beat.
So that would be something to isolate and
practice right there.
Now we've got
a tricky little move right here, we're
gonna actually slide,
we're going to play one hand with one
finger, the pinky.
So that's,
you'll see a shift of a slide right there.
Five to seven.
we've got our index finger on the third
fret G.
[SOUND] We're gonna play the F sharp here
with our pinky.
[SOUND] And then play an open E.
ring finger on the on the D third fret,
second string.
It's a real tricky move.
that puts us back into that same position
that we saw in the in the A section.
That slide one and two and three.
Okay, one more time, slow.
Here's that whole B section.
It's one of these things, using slides to,
to be able to play things at tempo.
To play these transitions at tempo.
They're actually a little easier to play
a challenging move but I think you guys
can, can get it.
Just keep it manageable.
Find a tempo that you can, you can play
that whole that whole phrase.
All right, you want
that third beat of the second bar of that
page to be kind of a goal for yourself.
You want a really strong downbeat of that,
of that note there, that open E, a really
strong down stroke.
So now we're back into some good single
note open position flat picking.
There's that slide again.
So we get a little bit of a break there.
With this arrangement.
To just, you know, get back into some,
some consistent eighth notes out of a,
out of an open G scale.
Pentatonic form there that we see a lot in
flat picking.
don't get too comfortable cuz we're
repeating back.
how I use that open E string to make those
The smoother you can keep that,
again, the idea is to have your hand,
when we talk about this basic approach of
four fingers four frets.
This is pushing that a little bit for five
frets, but
it's the same idea as far as strength in
your fretting hand.
The more you can practice those close
position scales for
muscle memory the easier these things will
So that gets us through the A and the B,
of Big Sciota at the intermediate version
so so good luck with those.