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Dobro Lessons: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

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All right.
Now that we've got the two hands working
together, let's try to play a melody,
shall we?
So we're gonna start out with something
that's common and
something that everybody knows.
Now, I know it's a nursery rhyme, but it
is something that you know, and
you can sing.
And when I when I learn songs, especially
when you're first starting to learn songs,
it's nice to learn stuff that you already
sort of have in your head.
So, we're going to go ahead and just do
Mary Had a Little Lamb, in the key of G.
And we'll do it at 90 beats per minute,
with the metronome.
So we'll get the metronome going then I'll
count it off and we'll dive into it.
I've got some tablature here for you to
use if you like.
So here's Mary Had a Little Lamb.
[NOISE] One, two, three, four.
So that's Mary Had a Little Lamb, very
basic version.
And I'll just say once again as I'll be
talking about through
a lot of these lessons, as far as which
fingers to use for the right hand,
I'm gonna let you decide.
If there's a few notes in a row like in
the second
and the third bar.
If it's going slow I might just use
the same finger for all of those.
As it gets faster
I may start to alternate but
we'll go over that a little bit later.
Now let's try Mary Had a Little Lamb,
slowly, with the backing track at 90 beats
per minute.
>> One, two, three.
Now let's try it with just a little bit of
a faster backing track,
Mary Had a Little Lamb at 120 beats per
1,2,3, 4.
So you can use those backing tracks on
their own to help you learn the song.