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The Bluesy Version of the Classic Bluegrass Lick


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In this lesson we'll check out a bluesier version of the classic bluegrass lick. This can be done by changing just one note, but it's a very different sound.

Before we had the lick with the 6th scale degree leading up to the high root note. Now let's change that to be the flat 7 instead, which is just up a half step from that. So it's in the 3rd fret of the D-string.

You can typically get away with using either one, but if you have to chose, then listen to the melody. If that is bluesy and gritty, you should use the new version. If the melody is more major and pretty, try the regular one instead.
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