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Dobro Lessons: Advanced Passing Notes

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All right.
Here we're gonna talk a little bit about
advanced passing notes.
So basically when you're playing you know,
particularly in G in open position,
there's some notes that you can use to add
kind of a cool flavor to your sound
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So, what I'm doing is, I'm using a lot of.
Flat five.
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And flat three into regular three.
You know, natural three.
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So those notes can really make
your playing sound cool.
And you're doing some chromatic as well.
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So like I said, what I'm using is, I'm
using, you know, this,
this second fret of the second string.
That, that flat five.
And then shifting to the, you know, to the
four.
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And
then shifting between this flat three and
the natural three.
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Again down here,
I'm gonna use this flat five.
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And then shifting to the four.
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Bouncing back to
the natural five
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so you can do all of that in this
open position.
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Another place you can use it is up here.
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On the sixth fret of the.
Of the third string
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and so you can go, go four,
sharp four, five, open D, and so.
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You can, and then you can
incorporate this position.
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You know so this whole little area can be
a great place to use some of these
passing tones.
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And
you know that I might go back and forth.
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Between the open D and this third string.
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So those
are a few different,
positions.
You can also do.
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You can do, if you're using a natural six,
here, the E note.
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You can do chromatic six flat, six, five.
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You know, that little
technique I'll use too.
It's just going chromatically up and down
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so especially in G, that's, it's,
those things can be, easier to do than
you'd think, and create a really neat
sound.
So I've got a few, things that I wrote on
tab.
Here, I'll just play through them so you
can, and
these are some examples that you can check
out, that I've written out.
So
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so once again.
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And then another one is.
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Sometimes it's nice to end on a high note
seems like you know,
we tend to always end on the lower notes
but sometimes it's nice to do that here's
that again
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here's one that's a little more involved.
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Here's one that's pretty long
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one more time.
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That's using the flat five a lot.
Here's one using, actually the,
the natural seven and the flat three and
the flat five.
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So that's a cool one that's
a little more major sounding.
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And I might use that in a song like,
New Camp Town Races.
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So that's all, in G.
Here's a couple in open A position cuz you
can do quite a bit of chromatic
in open A because you've got this A and
then the G is your flat seventh, so
you've got all this great chromatic stuff
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No.
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No it's a pretty common one.
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So here's couple
examples that I've written out.
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Here's another one
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And here's one that really utilizes this
pull-off on the first,
fret
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Right there
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So,
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So that's a chrom
a passing tone that's great.
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And you can really do a quick pulloff.
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So, using, just remembering to use some of
these passing tones when you're playing,
you know,
something fast, or, or interesting,
exciting.
Can, can really add, something unique to
your playing.
So you're not just playing, you know?
Blues scales or major scales, so check out
some of these passing tones of flat fives
and flat threes and some chromatics and
that can really add some flare.
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