Watch the Camptown Races online guitar lesson by Stephen Mougin from Bluegrass Rhythm Evolution

Here we'll look at "Camptown Races" as an example of Tim Stafford's rhythm style. Sometimes when Tim Stafford approaches uptempo bluegrass numbers, he'll put a hard stop in his strum. It appears to be placed preceding the downbeat of a new section, or something he's trying to draw the listener's attention to. It's a very percussive sound, and works wonders for the drive of the ensemble.