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Mandolin Lessons: Way Downtown

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[MUSIC]
So here's Way Downtown, nice and easy.
Again, we're in the key of D, we're gonna
start on the G chord however.
One, two, a one, two, three.
Got a G, G, to a D.
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Here comes the A.
And the bar A, back to the open D.
G.
To the D.
And to the A.
And ends on the D.
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So now let's play it with the guitar,
it's a little higher tempo, I think we're
at 80 here.
>> One, two, three, and.
>> G to D.
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A.
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This is the other A.
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D.
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G, D, here's the bar A.
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Now sing it with me, everybody.
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So it's a G chord here.
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And a D chord here.
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Here comes the A.
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Back to the D.
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G.
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D.
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And the A.
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And here comes the last.
All right, so the trick with some of this
stuff
is anticipating the chord that's about to
come.
So if, the thing I think about is like
when I'm on the G chord,
way before the D chord actually happens,
I'm starting to think about it.
Like somewhere in the middle of the bar of
the G chord.
So I'm G and I'm going G.
I'm about to go to a D chord.
I've better get myself ready and then.
[SOUND] If you just give yourself a little
bit of that mental juice to prepare
yourself for the chord that's coming,
chances are you'll make it.
If you wait, to think about the D chord
until the actual moment, then these, it,
there's no time to catch up.
You almost have to spring your head
slightly ahead of, of the music.
The music is happening here but your mind
is thinking about this spot.
And that, that slight bit of anticipatory
mental action will actually get your
fingers there.
So good luck with that, I hope it helps
you get those tempos up.