Play a Bluegrass Lick in C with ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton

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Fresh off a tribute tour with Doc Watson’s band (where he filled in for Doc) and a summer of festivals with Tim O'Brien and others, Bryan Sutton continues to turn heads as one of the fastest, cleanest and most versatile flatpickers alive. In this lesson from his ArtistWorks Online Flatpick Guitar School, Bryan shares one of many etudes he uses to help his students get comfortable with soloing on the acoustic guitar.

This etude in C is from the advanced block in Bryan’s online school.  It’s a great practice run that includes several nuggets that reinforce technique. It also stands on its own as a lick to break out in a jam or to use as part of your warm-up.

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