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Dobro Lessons: "Wildwood Flower" Chord Melody

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[MUSIC]
Well here we are,
back with the song Wildwood Flower.
Sort of a, going back in time to a, to
another time, another land,
another lesson but.
This is a newer version of it and what
we're gonna do here is
use some of our knowledge of chords to add
to the song.
We're gonna do a chord melody version as I
like to call it.
So essentially it's the melody but just
adding some extra notes
to sort of beef up the sound, to make it
sound a little fuller.
So what I'd like to do is just go through
it a little bit step by step with you,
and you can use the music to follow along
if you'd like.
So we're in the key of C here [SOUND], and
you may want to check your tuning,
make sure you're getting a nice smooth
even C chord barre here.
[SOUND] Make sure we're relaxed.
And I'll just go through it step by step.
It starts with some pinches.
[MUSIC]
That's
the first phrase.
So you can hear the melody in there.
But it's also got these chords along with
it.
One more time.
[MUSIC]
So it does
that twice.
The next part, it jumps all the way up to
the 17th fret.
This is the, really the main tricky part
of this song is going
from
[MUSIC]
this C chord,
all the way up to the octave C on the 17th
fret.
What you do up here is essentially the
same thing,
just an octave higher, close to it.
[MUSIC]
So,
that's that.
And then it ends the way it starts.
[MUSIC]
So if you were to think about the form
of this song, it's an A, A, B, A form.
So it plays the A part twice,
the B part is this high part up here on
the 17th fret.
[MUSIC]
That's the B right there,
then once more on the A.
[MUSIC]
So, basically you've
got an A, A, B, A form.
It's nice.
It's quite repetitive.
So you don't have to learn all that much.
But let's go ahead and try it with our
slower backing track.
And you can play along with this as well,
if you like.
[NOISE] One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
One
more
time.
[MUSIC]
Good.
So that's the chord melody for Wildwood
Flower in a nice, easy tempo.
Let's try bumping it up a little bit, and
play it more at what would be a,
a performance tempo.
[NOISE] One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
One
more
time.
[MUSIC]