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Fiddle Lessons: “Midnight on the Water”

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
let's just observe and discuss a little
bit about that special
relationship that the one chord has with
it's partner, the minor six chord.
So if we're in the key of G, for instance.
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Count up from G.
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One.
[MUSIC] Two. [MUSIC]
Three.
[MUSIC] Four. [MUSIC]
Five
[MUSIC] Six [MUSIC]
It's that E minor G connection, and
there's a lot of that, you hear that in
all kinds of tunes.
So.
[MUSIC]
Those kind of tunes come to mind.
In the key of D.
We, if we counted up.
One.
[MUSIC]
Two. [MUSIC]
Three.
[MUSIC] Four. [MUSIC]. Five. [MUSIC]. Six.
[MUSIC].
We get to B-minor.
[MUSIC]
D and B-minor are connected.
C and A-minor connected.
We can also count down a minor third,
right?
[MUSIC]
And then we get the same note,
we get that B minor.
So, let's do a a waltz here that is
very it's always going back and
fourth between the one chord and the six
minor chord.
And they're almost interchangeable,
you can actually go back and fourth and
play either one.
And it's true for a lot of these kinda
slower
little tunes and it's just
a fun thing to just find places to sort of
play that relative minor throughout.
And especially some of the slower, more
pretty tunes, that really take a lot
of that minor E feeling, so we're gonna be
going back and forth between the D major.
[MUSIC]
And the B-minor
[MUSIC]
Also you can use the same exact.
[MUSIC]
Double stop for D-major
[MUSIC]
And B-minor.
[MUSIC]
Right?
Got one.
[MUSIC]
And then B-minor.
[MUSIC]
Right?
They work really well together.
So we'll play the wonderful waltz Midnight
on the Water.
Here we're gonna kinda be playing around
with that one-major, six-minor connection.
One, two, three.
One, go.
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