A The most popular chords in the key of C are the C, F, and G chords.

These chords are called the 1-4-5 chords in C because these are the scale steps that they are built from.

The 1st, 4th and 5th chords in any major key are major.

Here are what the chords will look like:

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

A popular technique to use in Bluegrass is the Hammer-on.

This involves allowing the velocity and strength of a finger on your left hand to strike the string to produce a higher note.

Here, we’re using the hammer-on to play a variation of these 3 chords.

     C             F             G
E |--0-------------1----------------------|
B |--1-------------1-------------0--------|
G |--0-------------0h2-----------0--------|
D |--0h2-----------3-------------0--------|
A |--3---------------------------0h2------|
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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