Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Vol. 2 (formerly titled Basic Bluegrass Runs on Guitar Vol. 2): So, you’ve gotten pretty good at playing in the keys of G and C. Now it’s time to venture into the resonant keys of D, A, and E! We start you out in the key of D and introduce the A chord. We show you a variety of runs in this key and use them in a couple of songs. Then we move on to the key of A and where we present the E chord. More runs and a different song follow. The last key we explore is E, which features the awesome-sounding, but slightly awkward B-7 chord. We learn a song with more runs in this key.

Then we show you the all-important “Lester Flatt G Run,” a standard feature in most bluegrass rhythm playing. Best of all, we include a long lesson on using the capo to play in different keys.

If you feel like you are stuck in a rut and that all your playing sounds alike, open up new horizons with these different-sounding keys. Your singing friends will thank you! No Tab.

Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes, Whoa Mule Whoa, East Virginia Blues, Wreck of the Old 97, Old Joe Clark, Sally Goodwin, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek. (88 minutes)

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