Here’s an exercise showing a chord transition between the 1 / 4 / 5 chords in the key of G in a bluegrass style. I’m using the boom chuck style and picking notes between the transitions, including hammer-ons and pull-offs. It’s a really simple exercise that shows how to add rhythmic and melodic interest to a simple chord progression, while teaching you some techniques along the way that may be applied to all your rhythm playing and vocal accompaniment.
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I have some space in my calendar at the moment to take on some private pupils, so if you’re interested, just send me a quick PM. I’m PVG checked to work with minors through my work as substitute guitar teacher at Arran Youth Foundations and as a foster carer for South Ayrshire Council.
I have over 30 years’ playing experience and have been performing since 2005.
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Cams is a guitar enthusiast living on the Isle of Arran in Scotland with his wife and two teenaged children. He has a fine collection of instruments and enjoys playing live around the island.