Get familiar with C major in the first position. Here, you should match the finger to the fret. 1st finger plays on the 1st fret, 2nd on the 2nd, etc. There are fingering markings in the tab as well. Don't try to play this fast. Hold those fingers down. Build some muscle and some callous. Play long notes with a rest stroke for bigger tone and volume.Learn
Diatonic modes are the scales that are formed in a major key when using a different scale note as a starting and stopping point. We have been starting and ending on a C note. We could do the same with an E note, but still using the notes in C major, and get an entirely different sound. Since there are 7 notes in a scale we end up with seven modes. Matching the mode to the Chord based on that note can be great when finding new improv lines, and once again, will give you a whole new perspective on C major and the possibilities of the scale.Learn
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An introduction and gentle exploration of C Major in the first position
Choose from 5 different versions of C Major - 1st Position for bluegrass guitar based on your skill level. The beginner arrangement of this song will teach you a basic melody and from that place you can move to the intermediate tab and then to the advanced version, which will get you playing some more popular bluegrass guitar vocabulary.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.
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Each bluegrass guitar arrangement of C Major - 1st Position in Tunefox features switchable licks. These licks are designed to teach you multiple ways to play a song while staying true to the skill level you have chosen. To use the Tunefox lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed over specific measures of the song. Use "Shuffle Licks" to switch all of the licks, which will show you a completely new arrangement of the song.
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