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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (Basic)

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[MUSIC]
This is
not a Bluegrass standard by any stretch
but Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,
for what we've talked about up to this
point of chord changes, and
the A to D change can be challenging, if
you're not used to it.
As far as, you know, muscle memory and
building that and getting your fingers to
just sort of know where to go.
So, we're going to work out on the key of
A here on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
That's A, D, and E.
[MUSIC]
You know,
if you remember when we, you know, talked
about these chord shapes initially and
how to play them, we worked on just, you
know, switching back and forth.
And so, again, I've got this single-note
lead that you can download, and
I'll play it through twice here and you
can play along.
And, it's just a simple exercise to, you
know, again, work on.
This exists for no other reason than just
to work on the D to A chord change.
So, here we go.
One.
Two.
Three.
Go.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
All right,
we've made a fiddle tune out of Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star.
And again, that A to D change happens a
lot, and I think that tune's a good
vehicle for practicing that specific
change at this point.
[MUSIC]