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Dobro Lessons: "Shady Grove"

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[MUSIC]
All right.
Well we've got the A minor scale down now
and
we're gonna incorporate it into a song.
The song's gonna be Shady Grove.
It's sort of a, a classic old song and a
great song to get playing in a minor key.
So, I'll go over the song slowly with you
one time and
then we'll play it with some backing
tracks.
So it starts off with a few pick up notes,
like this.
[SOUND] Those are just the pick up notes,
the intro to the song really.
[SOUND] From there, it does this.
[MUSIC]
So, that's
the first phrase.
[MUSIC]
Now, that's really the only tricky part of
the song when you have to leap from the
2nd fret of the 3rd
string to the 4rth fret of the 4th string.
[MUSIC]
Just be aware of that little part.
It's good when we're learning these songs
to just sort of point out
the trickier parts.
And if you're learning a song on your own,
it's good to find those first and try and
practice them on their own.
[MUSIC]
It goes right up the minor scale and
ends with just a power chord.
2nd fret of the 3rd string and 2nd fret of
the high string.
[SOUND] Then it goes to a C chord.
[SOUND] Just two C chords right there.
[MUSIC]
A little hammer-on and
pull-off on the high string [SOUND] on a G
chord.
And then to end the phrase.
[MUSIC]
A quick triplet hammer-on and
pull-off at the very end.
[MUSIC]
Then it plays it up and octave.
So [SOUND] it's based off of this A note
here, this 7th fret.
[MUSIC]
So [SOUND] and then it slides
up to this 14th fret position.
[SOUND] Again, the C notes.
[MUSIC]
So, you're essentially playing
the same melody in two different octaves.
We'll go ahead and try it with some
backing tracks now.
And so you can hear it in context.
[MUSIC]