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Dobro Lessons: “Greensleeves”

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[MUSIC].
All right.
Well now we're gonna go over
sort of a pretty neat old melody that most
people recognize.
It's Green Sleeves and I put this in the
advanced section just because the chords
are much more involved than a lot of the
other songs we've been working on so.
[MUSIC]
so
this is an A minor and
[MUSIC]
it starts on the A minor
[MUSIC]
but we're playing essentially a C
chord for the first two notes.
We're playing C and G
[MUSIC]
but those also make
up
[MUSIC]
an A minor chord.
[MUSIC]
An A minor seven chord really.
[MUSIC]
So a C and
G work really good over that A minor.
So I play it like that.
[MUSIC]
And there's the official C chord.
[MUSIC].
And then you've got this E minor chord, so
there's, the key with this song is,
is getting the melody notes in with some
of these other chord tones.
And in the tablature I have a version of
this
just with the melody without the chords.
In the melody but I thought I'd show this
to you with, with the other chord tones.
So
[MUSIC].
So with the right hand it's a little
complicated you gotta be really accurate.
[MUSIC].
And then there
[MUSIC],
we've got a pretty big leap,
we go from the A minor to the F on the
tenth fret.
[MUSIC].
Down to the set D minor
[MUSIC]
back up to E major.
[MUSIC].
And what I'll do when I hit some of these
chords is instead of just [SOUND] striking
them like that, I'll do sort of a [SOUND]
like a quick little roll,
almost like a tremolo, you know, roll or
sweep.
[MUSIC]
It's kind of a nice effect.
[MUSIC]
So
I'll use a lot of that on some of these
major chords.
So,
[MUSIC].
[SOUND] Same as the first part and then it
ends, F, E major.
[MUSIC]
Back to A minor.
So the whole first part is just in A
minor.
[MUSIC].
You know, you've got a bunch of chords,
you've got A minor
[MUSIC],
C
[MUSIC],
G [MUSIC],
E
[MUSIC],
[MUSIC]
E minor there, and then F
[MUSIC],
D minor
[MUSIC],
E major.
[MUSIC]
So you get an E minor and
an E major in there.
[MUSIC]
That's the E minor and
then F, E major
[MUSIC]
A minor.
And then for the second part it goes to C
[MUSIC]
G, E minor and then from here,
it's similar to the A part.
F, D minor, E major, and then back to the
C once again.
And I do the roll here.
It's a force string roll, so I use thumb,
thumb, index, middle.
[MUSIC]
Pinch there.
[MUSIC].
And that on the right hand, that little
section is actually pretty,
pretty challenging.
So I go, so you do the
[MUSIC]
pinch on the first.
First and third index on the B.
[MUSIC].
And then index and thumb on the G and the
E.
[MUSIC].
So that, you get two indexes right in a
row.
That seems to be the best way to play it.
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
And then another index there, so
that little section is the hardest part
because you're using so
much of the index finger, so watch my
right hand.
[MUSIC].
So, when I play this song, you know,
it might good as a practice to just start
out doing the chords.
It's in three-quarters time, and just do.
[MUSIC].
You know, just get ahold of the chorus.
[MUSIC]
And same for
the B part.
C, C to G,
E minor.
F, D, E major.
Down to the C.
G, E minor, F, E major A.
So you can almost hear the whole melody
just by playing those chords.
So that's a good way to start.
It's just playing through it with just the
chords.
Then get the chord melody going and you're
gonna have a real nice version of,
of Greensleeves in the key of A minor.
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