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Dobro Lessons: "Soldiers Joy"

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[MUSIC].
Here we've got the song, Soldiers Joy.
This is gonna relate to the last lesson
that we did which is developing speed.
So the song Soldiers Joy, classic old song
and a great little tune.
It's in a key of D.
And so I'm just gonna go through a little
bit step by step how this song is gonna be
played.
And and then we'll go ahead and
play it at a couple of different tempos
with a backing track.
But I'll do it real slow here just so you
can hear how it's supposed to sound.
[MUSIC].
So that's the A part.
The bulk of it is a roll on the D chord on
the seventh fret.
[MUSIC].
It starts with a reverse roll and then
forward roll, then reverse roll,
forward roll, so it's kinda going back and
forth, like this.
[MUSIC].
So you might want to practice just that
roll a little bit, it's just reverse,
middle, index, thumb, index, middle,
index, thumb.
[MUSIC].
That roll right there is actually a pretty
good practice technique just on its own.
But for this song I'll go over the A part
one more time.
[MUSIC].
So that last little lick is two times up
to the 16th, and
then a little roll here, a reverse roll.
[MUSIC].
And so when I do a roll like this.
[MUSIC].
And then have to pluck another note on
another fret.
[MUSIC].
I come forward with the thumb to strike
that last note.
[MUSIC].
Because with this reverse roll my last
note of the roll is
with the middle finger.
[MUSIC].
And then I can come forward with my thumb,
[MUSIC],
to end it off.
Now you'll also notice that I'm doing a
rake when I hit the 12th fret.
[MUSIC].
So that can just a little, sorta spice to
the, to the lick.
[MUSIC].
So you wanna get some of those rakes in
there.
Then the B part is it's sorta going back
it's using
an open string to give a little more depth
to the sound.
The melody is just.
[MUSIC].
But what I'm doing is I'm using some open
strings to help add a little meat to it.
[MUSIC].
So right there is D chord.
Then it goes to a G chord.
[MUSIC].
So I'm using the D note there.
Then the D note again.
[MUSIC].
So D note.
[MUSIC].
Open G.
[MUSIC].
And it ends with a little roll.
So that's pretty much it.
Let's give it a try at the slower tempo.
[MUSIC]