Watch the Bluegrass in A online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Principles

Bluegrass in A - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Johnny Hiland and is sourced from Ten Gallon Guitar: Rhythm.


To start this track out, I used the "Working Man Blues" feel with a filler lick to get me to the D chord. I used some fingerpicking as well to bring us to the E and through the walk down.

The second time around, I dropped the "Working Man Blues" from the part and played something a little more straightforward on the A, continuing along into D again with a fingerpicking pattern. I brought back the "Working Man Blues" for a bit when we go back to the A, adding in a hammer-on flair. Getting back into the E, I tried to bring things back together before going to the D and finishing with the second walk down.