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Dobro Lessons: “Jambalaya”

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[MUSIC]
All right, here we have the song Jambalaya
and it's in the key of D and I'm just
going to
sort of walk you through how this is
played.
You're gonna be using some of the double
stops we've talked about.
Some slides, it's pretty straight forward.
The first thing you'll notice is how the
song starts.
It starts with a turnaround.
So if you're familiar with
the song it's sort of like
[MUSIC],
but the way it starts in this example is
on the D chord, so.
[MUSIC]
So it's sorta like a tag at the beginning
of the song, it's just a nice way to get
into it.
So, what it really does is it plays the
last measure or two of the whole form
at the very top to get you into it, and
then really the third measure.
You know, the forth measure actually, is
where it starts,
where the form actually starts.
But, so we start here at the top.
[MUSIC].
And so that's sort of a, a like a kickoff
basically, and
a kickoff is just a little section that
gets the song going.
In this case it starts on the D.
So once again.
[MUSIC]
Some double stops.
A slide up to the four.
Open.
Then 2, 0 on the fourth string, and then
[MUSIC]
and that note is really where the form
starts
[MUSIC],
and the notes we're playing really
aren't that complicated.
It's more the timing of this of these
notes that really give it its flavor.
[MUSIC].
You know that kind of Cajun timing.
[MUSIC]
We're on the third line now.
[MUSIC]
Da,
da, da, da.
So that's sort of the whole A part.
And then
[MUSIC]
that's the D
[MUSIC]
so when you're sliding into that fourth
fret, second string you know you're on the
D or, on the A.
[MUSIC]
D
[MUSIC]
and so what you may wanna do is as you're
listening into the performance tracks I
do,
you may even wanna try and play a little
bit of rhythm along to that you know just
to get a feel for how the chords go.
So, if you were playing rhythm, you know,
you'd say, one, two, one, two, three.
[MUSIC].
It's just D and A.
[MUSIC].
And that will sort of give you a sense of
what's going on behind it.
So yeah, just watch that intro kick-off
and,
aside from that, it's pretty
straight-forward.
Just pay attention to the timing and go
ahead and
check out the tracks I have of me
performing it.
You can play along or just listen and
check out the music as you go.
[MUSIC]