One of the most popular licks in bluegrass music is the famous G-run. Notice how each person or instrument plays the rhythm part until they eventually get a chance to shine by playing the lead. The G-run is simply a handful of notes played by the guitarist to complete a phrase and, at the same time, signal the beginning of a new phrase. Played over an open G chord, the run typically begins with the consecutive note in the major scale A and makes some sort of rhythmic pattern that eventually ends on the 3rd-string, the open G note.
Basic Bluegrass Licks and Guitar Scales
30 Bluegrass Licks You MUST Know - Guitar Lessons - Roberto Dalla Vecchia - TrueFire
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Improvising with Flatpicking Licks
After you master the guitar licks, practice the arranged solo and your bluegrass improvising skills with the jam along video! Lick 1. Lick 2. Log in or register to learn Lick 2! Lick 3.
So grab your guitar—an acoustic is traditional, but these licks sound great on electric guitar too—and sharpen your flat-pick. But thanks to such luminaries as Doc Watson, Clarence White, Tony Rice, and Ricky Skaggs, the guitar has become a soloing voice in many bluegrass groups. Practice this lick in all 12 keys and in every position on the fretboard. Many bluegrass players use legato techniques such as these in their solos.