Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lesson #138, Sally Goodin' VII

Hi All,

I would like to make mention again of the two finger position we are incorporating into this version. It is showing up a lot, and you can readily see it within the fourth position D chord in this video.

Also mentioned in this video is picking up ideas from other instruments. This version came out of what I heard in my head.....of what a fiddler maybe doing, as opposed to the traditional Scruggs type approach to this tune. Listen to everything.........and use what you like. Its all good.

Continuing on with the scale work in this section of the tune...............remember the first five notes of the G major scale we used? now lets add some lead in notes to that fragment......what are those notes? they are the 5th, 6th, and 7th notes of the G major scale!, leading to the G, or first note of the G major scale on the open 5th string. Pretty cool huh.........we split the scale pretty much in half, only this time we started with the 5th degree of the scale and worked it up from there. Again, experimentation is the key. Play around with different ideas, and the things you come up with will be your own.

Rock On,


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