G run

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G run in G major variation[1] Play contains both hammer-ons and a pull-off.
G run in G[1] Play.

In bluegrass and other music, the G run (G-run), or Flatt run[1] (presumably after Lester Flatt), is a stereotypical ending used as a basis for improvisation on the guitar. It is the most popular run in bluegrass, the second being "Shave and a Haircut".[1]

The best known version, above, is a slight elaboration of the simplest form, below.

\relative c' {
\time 4/4
\key g \major
g4 [a8~ (ais8~)] [(b8) d8~ (e8) (d8)] | g4 r4 <d g b g'>4 r4

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  1. ^ a b c d Traum, Happy (1974). Bluegrass Guitar, p.25. ISBN 0-8256-0153-3.