Watch the Home On The Grange: Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 1

After striking the open A string, I follow with upbeat accents on the A5 chord into bar 2. On beat three of bar 2 and through bars 3 and 4, I switch to single-note melodies based on the A blues scale (A C D Eb E G), utilizing a two-step bend at the end of bar 2 into bar 3. Notice that I fret these notes with the pinkie. Open strings then come into play to execute the faster phrases in bar 4 of the figure, after which the entire four-bar phrase is repeated a few times.

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