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Mandolin Lessons: Red Haired Boy

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now we're gonna play Red Haired Boy.
And this is the one starts off right out
of the box with a little syncopation,
and I really want you to focus on the
right hand and
make sure that you're gettin' these down,
up, down, ups where they should be.
So it starts this way,
one, two, one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
So
that little riff there, down, up, up down,
down, up, up down.
So we end up with two ups in a row, cuz
we're going.
[SOUND]
Down up, up down, so you see,
there's an up here and an up here.
Down up, up down, and then we're back in
to the regular back and forth.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
So that's the A section, I'll do it one
more time really slow.
One, two, three and.
[MUSIC]
Down, up, up, down, down, up, up, down.
[MUSIC]
Then the B section.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
So you notice we had a little triplet in
there.
[MUSIC]
I'll start at the top again.
A one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
And this has pickup notes to the downbeat.
[MUSIC]
The actual downbeat is on the G note, so
you add E and F, they anticipate the down.
So you have to play those before.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
Okay, here's your triplet.
[MUSIC]
Now this is the kind of triplet,
it doesn't have another sixteenth right
after it.
So you end up with two downs.
Down, up, down, up.
Down, up, down, up, down, down.
Down, up, down, up.
You do end on an up.
[MUSIC]
But you don't have to play a sixteenth
right after it so you just come right down
on the down.
[MUSIC]
Down, down.
[MUSIC]
So, let's try it with the gui, rhythm
guitar.
I think we're at 60 here.
>> One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
>> All right, now it's also very important
to learn the chords to these tunes, so
let me go through and chunk the chords for
you, so you can hear how I would do it.
[MUSIC]
And
I'll do a, a bluegrass kinda thing on
this.
Right over here but I'll be using the
bluegrass chop chords that I showed you.
[MUSIC]
So
I think the rhythm section goes twice
through, so
I would encourage you to play the melody
the first time, and then play the chords.
Get used to doing that.
[MUSIC]
Let's have it one more time.
>> A one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
>> Just a nice, clean back beat.
[MUSIC]
We're going to a D.
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A.
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G.
[MUSIC]
A.
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G.
[MUSIC]
D.
[MUSIC]
A.
[MUSIC]
D.
[MUSIC]
G, D, A.
[MUSIC]
G.
[MUSIC]
G.
[MUSIC]
D.
[MUSIC]
A.
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E.
[MUSIC]
Again, G.
[MUSIC]
D.
[MUSIC]
A.
[MUSIC]
G, A, D, A, E, A.
Okay now we are going to play Red Haired
Boy and we're going to
pick up the tempo a little bit since we're
just playing the chords.
[MUSIC]
But
I wanna encourage you to stay with the
slower tempo for the melody.
Obviously you're gonna be able to play
chords faster than you can play the
melody,
and that's normal for all of us, for all
time.
So here we go with Red Haired Boy at 80.
[MUSIC]
G, A, D, A.
E, A.
[MUSIC]
Make sure that you're chopping just
the bass notes and a really clean chop.
[MUSIC]
Not a lot
of extra, not a lot of this stuff.
Just keep it nice and tight.
Think about that bass player and that
banjo.
[MUSIC]
They'll love you for this.
[MUSIC]
All right?
Great.
[MUSIC]