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“Blue Night” Lyrics and Chords

“Blue Night” is a fun one for jammers, because it departs from the typical bluegrass chord progressions we’ve heard a million times without demanding any fancy chords.

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Understanding the Nashville Number System

The Nashville Number System is a simple way to indicate a song’s chord changes by using numbers instead of the typical letters, so you aren’t tying them to any specific key. It’s one of the most important ways bluegrass musicians communicate.

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How To Get Out of a Guitar Rut

A few weeks ago you were flatpicking up a storm and didn’t think you would ever stop. Now, you’re stuck in a guitar rut. Here’s how to get out.