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Fiddle Lessons: Forcing Chord Changes

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[MUSIC]
So
I wanted to talk a little bit about the
idea of forcing chord changes.
Which means, basically that when you play
a solo or, or play the melody,
you're actually playing a little bit ahead
of, of what the chord is gonna be.
So you're playing in the chord.
That's about to happen.
And this this was kind of a concept that I
learned from the great swing fiddle
player Paul Anastasio, and it's pretty
common in jazz,
and also people like Stuart Duncan are
very good at this.
So it can be used in, in any style of
music that has chords, obviously.
And bluegrass certainly has chords.
So, I thought I'd play a little bit of
Banks of the Ohio, and
then show you how to kind of play ahead of
the chords.
Basically, you're just playing your the
lick that's gonna happen in the next
chord just a little bit ahead, so that
kind of drags everybody into the chord.
It's just a little technique that,
can really be just keep everybody kinda on
track.
[LAUGH] And yeah, it's, it's just a way to
make things happen.
You know, a little more interesting way.
So let's, we'll start with just a melody
Banks of the Ohio, and
then I'll play two choruses, in which I,
kind of force these chord changes.
All right, here we go.
Maestro.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]