Watch the 30 Bluegrass Runs online guitar lesson by Stephen Mougin from 30 Bluegrass Runs You MUST Know
Hi, I'm Stephen Mougin, and welcome to 30 Bluegrass Runs You Must Know. For the bluegrass rhythm guitar player, runs are used to connect chords, articulate song sections, and sometimes even end a tune. They're also a great way to draw the listener's ear toward a particular chord structure and to express your own personal style.
I've put together this essential collection of 30 authentic runs to jump start your bluegrass guitar playing, covering some of the most common bluegrass chords and progressions.
I'll first perform each run for you, and then I'll break it down for you note by note. You'll also have each in standard notation and tablature and can loop and slow down any of runs so you can work through them at your own pace.
If you haven't yet worked with my Bluegrass Rhythm Evolution
course, you'll find it extremely helpful in connecting the dots between the runs in this collection and the chords and rhythm patterns in that course. So, grab your guitar, and let's get started!