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Dobro Lessons: Rolls: “Salty Dog Blues”

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[MUSIC]
Great, so, I've showed you some
rolls on more than three strings.
Let's go a little bit deeper into that.
And I've got a really nice roll here that
can be used over a lot of different chord
changes.
It's a little bit more complicated so
check this out.
[MUSIC]
It's a two bar role,
two measures and
it's two forward rolls
[MUSIC]
And what you're gonna
do is the first piece is on the six, four,
and two strings.
Six, four, two.
Right here I've got the bar on the E chord
at the ninth fret.
So
[MUSIC]
six, four, two.
[MUSIC]
And then four, three, one.
[SOUND] So six, four, two, four, three,
one.
[MUSIC]
You do that twice and then come back
with two notes to make it an even two
bars.
[MUSIC].
And then the second part of this roll is
just a little bit different.
It sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
One more time.
[MUSIC].
So that's a few different forward rolls in
combination.
And then we'll go up to the seventh fret.
[MUSIC]
And do the same type of
thing that we did on the ninth fret.
Now this is all leading to an example that
I've got here in some written music.
We'll go ahead and try it at about 90
beats per minute, and
I'll show you how this should sound.
This is basically over the chords of the
old song Salty Dog Blues.
And something you could play over chords
similar to that, so let's give it a try.
[SOUND] One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC].
Good.
So, that exercise there is gonna hopefully
help you get more creative with your rolls
and
start incorporating them into songs and
melodies.
[MUSIC].