This is the first lesson in a series of videos where I’ll be teaching y’all a ton of my favorite classic country and bluegrass strumming patterns. In this lesson, we’re going to start with the basics and learn one of the most important strumming patterns used in country and bluegrass music. We’ll break down the pattern in detail and then I’ll show you how to use it with several common open chords. After that, I’ll give you some info on the chord numbering system, and finally, we’ll practice the strumming pattern using a really common country and bluegrass chord progression in four different keys.
At http://countryguitaronline.com you can also learn a ton of common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks to use at your next bluegrass jam. All licks come with tablature and you can use them with several common bluegrass songs. These flatpicking licks are designed to help you improvise a guitar solo in bluegrass songs like Man of Constant Sorrow, Wildwood Flower, Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.