Watch the Rock Variations 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 100 Twang Thangs

Here’s a variation on Rock Licks 1. The triplet figure used on the variation of the standard bluegrass run is the focal point for the listener in this phrase. It is also difficult to nail. Practice it slowly at first and get that rhythm precise. The only other differences are the bends repeating at the end of the phrase. Although it’s a simple idea, it is very effective as a short fill idea or you might think of it as punctuating the melodic idea.