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Well my friend, I am again a little confused, being a old person, but most Bluegrass songs are just 3 chords. The so called standards, fiddle tunes are all mostly 3 chords and a few are just 2 and even one. Now if you said I want to play Jazz, then I would say you need to study and grow your fingers(kidding of course) to play those jazz chords C/G+9 -2+=47 and such....What I found; the scales or patterns good for, was to be able to pick out melody. You also need to find a jam group. I don't know where you live, but it seems there are jam groups everywhere. You could even list on Craig's List for someone looking for a jam partner.  Playing the base note and than strum, the Boom chuk and changing chords back and forth trying to keep up with the fiddlers and banjos will give you a work out, trust me. As far as the keys go,,,it's the 1-4-5... O that is so beautiful, Pick a letter, any Letter between of course A thru G.....let say   D and count D-E-F-G and G is yes the 4th one and the 5 one is A, why A cause there are only A thru G so when we count and run out of letters but still need more notes it repeats itself...round and around so we have the Key of D and in it are G and A and if some one yells out "Soldier's Joy" in D, we know the first chord will be D and we listen for the chord change which will be either an A or a G cause they are in the 1-4-5 or Key of D. You could try a G not quite right,,,try an A,  that sounds better next chord change try a D yes back to the 1 and the next chord change another A. Well do we ever get to a G,,,yes some where around the 13th measure. Now when you have the 1-4-5 down pat, you can start adding some of the 7ths etc. Hoped I helped some......

 

Sure, sawdust, funny, I've just been practicing....Soldiers Joy in G, then C , A.......yes, since starting Dan Millers& Tim May Guitar Essentials I finally discovered the variety of tones you can make with just 3 chords. Before, I didn't know about the Bass Runs, or lead, passing Notes an hammer on, pull offs, slides, etc so it was just boring strumming 3 chords......didn't sound right! But now, it's more interesting..........I began learning scales due to that boredome ( prior to the Essentials Course.....figured I could learn some scales to practice in between strumming 3 chords.....the 3 chord thingy isn't as boring anymore since practicing these Runes & leading Notes......plus now, I have the maj & minor & blues scales under my belt......"so, all is good! how did u go about learning key Signitures? It's slow coming, I use the , "Fast Cars Get Driven Around Every Blvd" brick,,, share the 1st letter of each word is the Sharp, but you need to know how many sharps each Note/key has.... Then those notes correspond to the first letter of those words......A Cicle of 5ths thingy......how did you Lear how many sharps are in the key of C- none, D, E, F, G,, A......still working on this problem.......

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