In this quick acoustic guitar video lesson, Elixir Strings artist Shawn Persinger gives an introduction to bluegrass picking by taking the melody to traditional Irish fiddle tune Red Haired Boy and breaking it down into A and B sections. Demonstrating both “straight” and embellished approaches to the melody, Shawn gives some great tips as to how to approach the tune, throwing in some Tony Rice and Doc Watson-style licks. Download tab: https://bit.ly/3nvaNRQ
Shawn plays Elixir Acoustic and Electric Strings for their long tone life, smooth feel and tuning stability. Find out more about Elixir Strings long lasting tone: https://bit.ly/36hbh6J
Bluegrass flatpicking on acoustic guitar is a fun challenge no matter what style you usually play. Working to combine speed and accuracy with intricate melodies is a great workout and a valuable skill for those taking part in traditional music sessions, or just looking to improve their playing overall.