Adding Some Flair

Bluegrass Lick

This is a very typical bluegrass/fiddle tune embellishment. We stay within the scale and add extra notes that flow around the original melody. The most difficult part here will likely be the string crossings that happen during the sixteenth notes. As you did with the scale, just find a comfortable speed put in your reps. You may need to start at 40 or 50 bpm. You may need to press pause and play slowly and deliberately-a note at a time. That's OK. Find a tempo you can play with minimal tension. Focus on playing cleanly first, then increase your tempo in small increments.

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