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Bluegrass in the Backwoods, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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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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Bluegrass in the Backwoods  
 
Bluegrass in the Backwoods  
 
Bluegrass in the Backwoods, Part 1
Bluegrass in the Backwoods, Part 1
 
Kenny Baker’s epic tune “Bluegrass in the Backwoods” has five parts and an intro. You’ll learn the first three parts in this lesson. It’s in the key of D minor, and uses the D harmonic minor scale as well as the D natural minor scale, so Chad starts by showing you the D harmonic minor scale in two octaves, and also runs through the arpeggios you’ll use in the tune: D minor, A dominant seven, and G minor. Then he shows you the melody to the first part of “Bluegrass in the Backwoods.”

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