As discussed in this article!
In the current world of bluegrass music we see tons of players who are stellar at their instruments, and of course Marcel looks at these players and their work regularly on YouTube. Modern bluegrass guitar players, specifically, play lead and are pros at improvisation. But lead bluegrass guitar wasn’t always as common as it is now.
First generation bluegrass guitar breaks were the exception, not the rule for many years. As bluegrass guitar has evolved through the decades, it seems we hear less and less of the first generation guitar licks and language. Let’s jump in and explore some early flatpicking lines and keep that language alive.