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Dobro Lessons: “The Little Girl I Left Behind Me”

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All right.
Well, we've been playing in the key of G
some now and this is a song that I'm
gonna show you called, The Little Girl I
Life Behind Me uses you're basic G scale.
And is a, is a nice song for jams, very
accessible and not too difficult to play.
So I'm just gonna walk you through it and
[SOUND] show you some of the some of the
things to watch for in this tune.
So it starts [SOUND] here on the highest
string on the fifth fret, that's a G note.
[SOUND] And that's where it starts and,
and so it just starts with this,
this lick here.
So, you're using,
[SOUND] the first and second string.
So that's the whole first lick.
So you use a little bit of a closed
position playing up here on the fifth fret
[SOUND] and then you go down to the open
So that little lick there,
a little hammer on.
And then the second half.
And pay attention to my right hand
as I'm playing this and you can see,
which fingers I use to pluck which
So, I'll shift
positions sometimes.
So when I play, when I get down here
[SOUND] to that fourth string.
My thumb is resting on the fourth string
and my index and
middle are on the second and third and
then when I play this lick,
[SOUND] all three fingers shift up to the
third, second and first string.
So you'll see my, my fingers are really
always be sort of resting on three
adjacent strings in this tune.
They'll either be on the top three or two
three and four like this.
So one more time on the A part.
See here, I'm on two three and
four [SOUND] and then I shift up the
two, one [SOUND] for that.
And those last two notes,
you can both be thumb if you'd like.
And then the B part is sort of a scale
starting on this [SOUND] D note [SOUND]
with a little pull off there.
So when you do this pull off,
you're gonna be playing the second fret of
the high string.
Tilt your bar forward, so you're only
playing that one string and
then [SOUND] you just [SOUND] pull off
kinda towards you and off the string.
[SOUND] So you get a nice little pull off
there, so.
So the B part ends
the same as the A part and
then you play that twice.
And here, I can do an embellishment
as opposed to just playing.
[SOUND] I can play.
So that's just a little embellishment.
It's a little harder to play, but
it makes for a nice change as opposed to
just playing [SOUND] you can play.
So the way you do that is [SOUND] you
pluck the G note [SOUND] and
then you go up to the seventh fret and
back down.
Seventh fret on the second string and
then [SOUND] that's [SOUND] fifth fret,
fourth fret and
then fifth [SOUND] fret again on the
second string.
So altogether.
So here I'll play the whole B part,
both times through once with the basic
version and
the second time, I'll play the
Now the
So that's the breakdown of
The Little Girl I Left Behind Me,
you can check out the recorded versions
once again
there's two speeds available for
you, you can see me play.
Play them along with the backing track or
you can just use the backing track to try
it yourself.
So hope you enjoyed the song, The Little
Girl I Left Behind Me.