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    Guitarist, composer, songwriter, and Mel Bay author—Jeff Troxel has been successful in the flatpicking contest world as well as being a sought-after college and summer camp instructor. In this book, he shares a lifetime of knowledge about one specific role of the bluegrass guitarist— that of accompaniment or “backup”. 

    Beginning in Chapter One, Troxel lays the foundation for what is to come in rendering alternating bass lines, chord progressions, ornamentation, intros, endings, bass runs, chord-melodies, pedal tones, and other essential concepts that contribute to effective rhythm guitar playing.

    Five appendices address: Basic Music Theory, Capos and Transposition, Tuning, Guitars, Picks and Strings, and Lead Sheets for the dozen bluegrass tunes featured in the book.

    All music appears in standard notation and tablature with 69 audio tracks. By the time you finish reading and playing the examples in this book, you’ll be ready to jam or perform with the best!

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Contents:
  • Chapter One: Chord Voicings
  • The G chord (Figure 1.1)
  • The C chord (Figure 1.2)
  • The D chord (Figure 1.3)
  • The F chord (Figure 1.4)
  • The A chord (Figure 1.5)
  • Other Commonly Used Chords (Figure 1.6)
  • Chapter Two: Boom-Chuck
  • Basic boom-chuck pattern (Figure 2.1)
  • Root five chords (Figure 2.2)
  • Root six chords (Figure 2.3)
  • Root four chords (Figure 2.4)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.5)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.6)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.7)
  • Chapter Three: Chord Progressions
  • C to F (Figure 3.1)
  • Giving away the root (Figure 3.2)
  • C to G (Figure 3.3)
  • Two-chord progressions (Figure 3.4)
  • Three-chord progressions (Figure 3.5)
  • John Hardy (Figure 3.6)
  • Chapter Four: Lester Flatt G-Run
  • Quintessential G-run (Figure 4.1)
  • G-run in a four-bar phrase (Figure 4.2)
  • G-run variations (Figure 4.3)
  • Simple G-run (Figure 4.4)
  • Simple run in four-bar phrase (Figure 4.5)
  • Simple run variations (Figure 4.6)
  • More variations (Figure 4.7)
  • John Hardy (Figure 4.8)
  • Chapter Five: Strumming
  • Up-strum on “and” of four (Figure 5.1)
  • Up-strum on “an(more...)

Contemporary Bluegrass Backup Guitar

by Jeff Troxel

SKU: 02-30941M

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Guitarist, composer, songwriter, and Mel Bay author—Jeff Troxel has been successful in the flatpicking contest world as well as being a sought-after college and summer camp instructor. In this book, he shares a lifetime of knowledge about one specific role of the bluegrass guitarist— that of accompaniment or “backup”. 

Beginning in Chapter One, Troxel lays the foundation for what is to come in rendering alternating bass lines, chord progressions, ornamentation, intros, endings, bass runs, chord-melodies, pedal tones, and other essential concepts that contribute to effective rhythm guitar playing.

Five appendices address: Basic Music Theory, Capos and Transposition, Tuning, Guitars, Picks and Strings, and Lead Sheets for the dozen bluegrass tunes featured in the book.

All music appears in standard notation and tablature with 69 audio tracks. By the time you finish reading and playing the examples in this book, you’ll be ready to jam or perform with the best!

Includes access to online audio.
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Contents:
  • Chapter One: Chord Voicings
  • The G chord (Figure 1.1)
  • The C chord (Figure 1.2)
  • The D chord (Figure 1.3)
  • The F chord (Figure 1.4)
  • The A chord (Figure 1.5)
  • Other Commonly Used Chords (Figure 1.6)
  • Chapter Two: Boom-Chuck
  • Basic boom-chuck pattern (Figure 2.1)
  • Root five chords (Figure 2.2)
  • Root six chords (Figure 2.3)
  • Root four chords (Figure 2.4)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.5)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.6)
  • Alternating Bass (Figure 2.7)
  • Chapter Three: Chord Progressions
  • C to F (Figure 3.1)
  • Giving away the root (Figure 3.2)
  • C to G (Figure 3.3)
  • Two-chord progressions (Figure 3.4)
  • Three-chord progressions (Figure 3.5)
  • John Hardy (Figure 3.6)
  • Chapter Four: Lester Flatt G-Run
  • Quintessential G-run (Figure 4.1)
  • G-run in a four-bar phrase (Figure 4.2)
  • G-run variations (Figure 4.3)
  • Simple G-run (Figure 4.4)
  • Simple run in four-bar phrase (Figure 4.5)
  • Simple run variations (Figure 4.6)
  • More variations (Figure 4.7)
  • John Hardy (Figure 4.8)
  • Chapter Five: Strumming
  • Up-strum on “and” of four (Figure 5.1)
  • Up-strum on “an(more...)