Chris Eldridge

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Is It Too Late Now?

Swing and Funky Rhythm

We're re-issuing one of Chris's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Chris: 

We've talked a bit about "swing" and "the funk" in bluegrass, but this week we're diving into a song that has it in spades: Flatt and Scruggs', "Is It Too Late Now." Flatt and Scruggs were an incredible band. Led by Lester Flatt's soulful, fun vocal delivery and boss guitar playing, and Earl Scruggs' titanic inventiveness and virtuosity, they were the first bluegrass band that really had a tight, distinctive band-sound. Listen to this track for the deep groove and hop that Lester's guitar provides. And of course, take a complete pass (or 30) listening to Earl's backup. He's constantly playing cool, unexpected, perfect accompaniment. So good.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Is It Too Late Now?


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:01 Breakdown of Rhythm

Loop 9:47 Closing Thoughts





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