The most popular chords in G are the G, C and D chords.

The same rules apply here as for the Key of C in the previous lesson.

Here’s an example of what I mean below …

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     G            C             D
E |--3------------0-------------2-----|
B |--0------------1-------------3-----|
G |--0------------0-------------2-----|
D |--0------------2-------------0-----|
A |--2------------3-------------------|
E |--3--------------------------------|

You can also apply some Hammer-ons to these chords to make them sound much more like they belong to the Bluegrass style!

     G               C              D
E |------------------0--------------0h2-----------|
B |--0---------------2--------------3-------------|
G |--0---------------0--------------2-------------|
D |--0---------------0h2------------0-------------|
A |--0h2-------------3----------------------------|
E |--3--------------------------------------------|

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bluegrass-boxBluegrass can be as simple or as complex as you make it. Not many other genres of guitar have this much flexibility.

It can be a lot of fun for friends getting together just playing basic chords or a five piece band of jamming talent.

Bluegrass is a type of music that has basically no electric instruments or drums. It excites the listener by emphasizing notes and just plain good old fashioned picking.

If you are already a bluegrass fan, then you know how great it is. It is a lifestyle in itself. It’s fun and has attracted a diverse and loyal following worldwide.

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