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Sam Bush Style Rhythm 101

Learning to Chop with Open String Chords

This lesson will teach you some of the basics of Sam Bush Style rhythm. We'll Use "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" as a vehicle to study the unique chopping technique. We'll start by learning to use the fret hand to mute strings in time. From there, we'll work up a basic bluegrass chop using a well timed fretting hand mute. Finally, we'll sprinkle in some funky Sam Bush goodness to really make the rhythm pop and move.