Watch the The Bluegrass Rhythm Approach online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 7: Style Variations

The Bluegrass Rhythm Approach - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Cathy Fink and is sourced from Bluegrass Rhythm Handbook.


My approach to playing bluegrass rhythm comes from playing in a pre-bluegrass duo, a bluegrass band, a country band and many old-time country bands.

The solid bass note and strum can truly define a band's timbre. I think it's easier learning to play loud and hard and then toning it down rather than learning to play with a "light" right hand and then trying to make it louder. The muscle memory works better the first way. Power to the rhythm guitarist!