The Flatt and Scruggs song “I’ll Stay Around” is a bluegrass classic, with great recordings by Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Tim Stafford, and many others. Scott uses “I’ll Stay Around” to show you a few contemporary rhythm techniques, including a few new bass runs and an accented strum that’s a good way to mark the beginning of a verse or instrumental solo. You’ll also learn to refer to chords by Roman numerals (I, IV, V) instead of letter names, so you can move to different keys more easily. Then Scott walks you through the accented strum and a couple of bass runs that include some eighth notes but that are played primarily with downstroke rest strokes to give them power.
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