The Crawdad Song

The Bum-Ditty Pattern and Bass Note Licks

Your first bluegrass rhythm song! In this lesson you'll learn both the Crawdad Song and how to turn your boom chuck pattern into a Bum-Ditty, which is the most common bluegrass strumming pattern. Also, we'll cover some useful bass licks to use when transitioning from one chord to another. Essential bluegrass vocab!

The Bum-Ditty Pattern and Bass Notes

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