Watch the Goodnight, Ladies online guitar lesson by Stephen Mougin from Bluegrass Rhythm Evolution
For our first example of Tony Rice's rhythm, let's look at "Goodnight, Ladies". While based on the Jimmy Martin style (especially when performing Martin's hits), Tony's style always demonstrates a bouncier groove. He accomplished that by slightly altering the timing on his down-up-down strum, then relaxing into the next downbeat.
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