Download this lesson’s tablature from Country Guitar Online — http://countryguitaronline.com/country-bluegrass-g-c-d-chord-embellishments-with-triplets/
Read more about triplets — http://countryguitaronline.com/music-theory-how-to-play-triplets/
This is Rhythm Fill Course Lesson #9. View the Course Outline at http://countryguitaronline.com/rhythm-fills-and-lead-guitar-course/
Till now in this series, we’ve learned the 5th position scales in the key of G that are used to create country and bluegrass style fills. We combined all these scales into one “hybrid” scale and applied it to different chord progressions. Most of the riffs we studied were played with eighth notes and sixteenth notes.
In this lesson, we’re going to add a bit more rhythm variety to our country and bluegrass fills with triplets. I’ll give a brief overview of triplets in the first video below. If you’d like to read more about triplets, you can head over to our triplets music theory page. In the second video of this post, I’ll teach you six nice triplet style chord embellishments that you can play over the G, C, and D chords. In the third video, we’ll run through a chord progression example you can use for practice.
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