Watch the Alternating Bass Patterns online guitar lesson by Stephen Mougin from Bluegrass Rhythm Evolution
The alternating bass pattern is fantastic for an unaccompanied guitar or a player who plays in a very traditional setting. As you'll see in the rest of this course, this truly is the heart and soul of every player in the business. Even if they don't play this particular rhythm, they've all spent a great deal of time and energy learning how to do this so they would know how to alter it and make it their own.
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