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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons: “Daley's Reel” (Intermediate)

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[MUSIC]
We're
gonna work through Daley's Reel here at
the intermediate level.
If you looked at the basic version, this
is a step into some complication,
challenges, along with some of the stuff
that's already there.
So,uh, what I'll probably do.
I'll play this through at 75 beats a
minute.
You'll notice all the backing tracks.
You have different beats per minute that
you can work with this.
I'll show this here at 75.
Then we'll talk through it.
Here's Daley's reel.
[MUSIC]
Alright.
A good a good challenge.
It's a beautiful little tune, and what's
really going on with the left hand,
there's not a, not a lot of jumping around
with the left hand but there's a lot of,
it's a good challenge for just
combinations of, of, a lot of pick work.
The melody of this tune kinda lends itself
to a lot of cascading,
kind of letting notes to sustain against
each other.
Because of the way it, it kinda just lines
up on the guitar here.
So what we've got here,
launching into this tune in the A part
here with a little triplet.
[MUSIC]
Right into the open, open third string.
And we've got our capo on the third fret.
This tunes in B-flat.
And, most fiddle players, you'll find,
will play this tune in B-flat, so.
[MUSIC]
So that first measure, measure there
you can see basically all your, all your
left hand needs to do at this point.
We've got the second fret on the third
string and
the second fret on the fifth string.
[MUSIC]
Think its just to the downbeat of
the second full measure there.
[MUSIC]
And I want, I want as many of those open
strings to, to maintain a ring throughout
the whole bar as opposed to.
[MUSIC]
You know, I could,
I could sort of force that issue, but how
much better is.
[MUSIC]
And, you know,.
Suddenly the quality of what's there is
better, so that's,
that's something to strive for with a lot
of this stuff, and again,
when your left hand doesn't have to
necessarily move a lot, you can,
you can get more out of that, those kind
of idea, so, moving on.
[MUSIC]
So there's the first two measures.
A lot of that same kind of stuff, the
hammer on kinda allows yet
another level of smoothness, you know.
[MUSIC]
So
now we're up to the five chord at the D
position.
[MUSIC]
And what we've got here.
[MUSIC]
We're gonna get to this position here, so
if, you know, as, as your left hand still,
you know,
is improving, this may be a little bit of
a stretch.
[MUSIC]
So it's a, it's a two,
two, two measures of, solid eighth note,
kind of, flat picking right there.
[MUSIC]
But
again, I want a lot of that to ring,
especially right there.
[MUSIC]
And you know we talked about four frets,
four fingers.
If you looked at that, the first G-major
scale position
[MUSIC]
One thing you can worked on,
you can work on before you jump into a
tune like this is just get your,
get your fingers familiar with all that,
with all those notes, all those frets.
Cuz we're, that's basically this tune.
Uses nothing but that.
[MUSIC]
Right, especially right here.
[MUSIC]
They
leave the fingers down as long as they can
to get all this ring.
So, let's measure three and four.
[MUSIC]
So now we're back to our original idea.
[MUSIC]
Ending
phrase.
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