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Bill Cheatham, Part 1: Melody

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Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
 
 
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In this video, Chad talks about some some approaches to improvising on “Bill Cheatham” and shows you a few variations. He shows you the “target notes” in each part and how you can think about creating lines that get to those notes, giving you some specific examples that illustrate what he means.
 
 
 
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Bill Cheatham, Part 1: Melody
Bill Cheatham, Part 1: Melody
 
Learn the bluegrass jam session favorite “Bill Cheatham” in this lesson. Chad starts by breaking down the melody of the A and B parts, phrase by phrase. He also shows you some rhythmic variations you can use for each part.

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