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I’ll Stay Around, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn the essential techniques of roots and bluegrass rhythm guitar by playing classic and contemporary songs, with flatpicking technique tips and strums, bass runs, and fills.
 
 
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This great Flatt and Scruggs song was recorded by JD Crowe and the New South on their classic self-titled album, with Tony Rice singing lead. It's a great example of a medium tempo bluegrass song played with a country swing feel. You'll learn a strum pattern that helps accent the swing feel, as well as some bass runs to use at the ends of phrases. Scott plays the song in D and looks at some different ways to finger the A and A7 chords. Finally, he sings the whole song through so you can play along with him.
 
 
 
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I’ll Stay Around  
 
I’ll Stay Around  
 
I’ll Stay Around, Part 1
I’ll Stay Around, Part 1
 
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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