I am a low-intermediate level player. While new here, I’ve been playing for about 3 years, with what little practice time I have. I am an older man, and a classically trained musician, which is both a plus and a minus for learning bluegrass IMHO.
My questions are these:
- rhythm, I saw the 8 part basic rhythm lessons, where do we go from there?
Everything after that seems to be songs. Are there certain song lessons
that move that forward a bit? There are so many it’s hard to know where to start.
In my case rhythm does not come naturally, I need to learn patterns, and then
I can draw on them at will later. The bag-o-licks stuff for example is a lot of help
for similar reasons.
speed - I can pick anything up to 70 (and some at 80) bpm (16ths),
but I find bluegrass tends to go at 90ish and up, and I just can’t quite get there,
anything to help? Or should I just keep learning new songs and it will come in time?