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Mandolin Lessons: Jerusalem Ridge

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Now the C section.
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Okay, it's E, A, E, A.
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And
I do that all in second finger, first
finger.
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And
I use my first finger on the third fret.
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With a C and a G barred.
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Playing
all that out of that kinda second
position.
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Then I,
then I jump back up to third position.
First finger on the A note, fifth fret.
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And I play all this up the neck.
I play that G with the pinky, and the E
with the second.
And then I stay there.
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Sliding from the D-Sharp to the E.
E, E, G with a pinky.
E, D, C, E, pull off.
From the E-flat to the D.
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And then, quickly down to the C.
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And then upstroke.
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Okay, I'll play all that again.
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Second position.
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Now, first.
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Sliding,
this is a tag at the end of the whole
piece.
Sliding from the G to the A, with the
pinky.
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A, A, C, A, G, E.
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E, E, G, E, D, D, C, D and a pull.
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From the E-flat to the D.
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Up on the C,
down on the D, up on the C, down on the A.
All right, that's the whole darn deal
there folks.
Broken out, hope it hope it works for you.
Let me play it once really slow,
just the melody so you have a nice clean
version of it.
One, two, one,
two, three, and.
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Repeat the A.
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B.
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B on C section.
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Now the D section.
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'Kay.
Little triplet there.
I didn't explain.
From C chromatically down to A.
Repeat the D.
One, two, three, and.
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Okay?
Really wonderful tunes.
Got so many sort of, oddities about it in
terms of the lengths of phrases,
I mean, just the fact that it has four
sections is pretty hip, and
amazing that these guys were able to get
so much melodic interest out of.
Not hardly any chord changes but, it, it
all seems to be coming out of
the the variety of rhythms and the lengths
of phrases of each section.
So, a real, real inspiration.
A really fun tune to jam on and have fun
with.
So, hope you like this Jerusalem Ridge.
See you all, soon.
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All right.
Let's break this little tune down.
Jerusalem Ridge.
Great tune, Kenny Baker was playing with
Bill Monroe and we're not sure if
Kenny wrote this one or Bill wrote it, but
needless to say, it's one of the classics.
Great tune for improvising on too, because
it has such a simple chord progression.
It's like one of the first jam grass
tunes, right?
Four sections to this thing all in
A-minor.
Goes to a D-minor at some point and
there's the last section goes from
an A-minor to a C, the real exciting stuff
as it goes up the neck.
So.
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The whole thing is being played out
of this A-minor scale.
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A-minor.
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Being, you know 2-4-5-0, 2-4-5-0.
So the melody.
One, two, three, four.
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You've got it in the tab there.
So, the, the most important thing here is
to slide into these E notes.
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Make sure that you're getting that nice
fiddle like vibe.
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And that trill, that little turn.
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It's down on the B, up on the C, and
then it's a pull to the B.
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The hand never stops.
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So,
it's really just one, little extra note.
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Instead of B, C, A.
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It's B, C with a pull.
It's really just a pull.
It sounds like a lot more stuff than it
is.
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Now this one, same thing.
E, F, and then you pull to the E.
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E, F, pull.
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So it's down, up,
down on the D, up on the C, down on the A.
Just to clarify the right hand.
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So that's the A section.
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B section starts on the E note.
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And I'm letting the E,
I'm playing the E but I'm letting the A
string ring open with it the whole time.
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E, G, A, A.
And the whole time I'm playing both pairs.
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Even
let the E string ring open, it's all part
of the A-minor chord so.
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So
you hit the D, and slide into the E and
it's an upstroke.
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And then a down on the double E.
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Open A, slide from the G to the A.
Open A again.
And then the double As.
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That's an important move.
Cuz that's gotta again, a real fiddle like
feeling to it.
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Here's a pull off.
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From the E-flat to the D.
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And the hand is just down, up.
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Important to play the C with an up and
the next D with a down.
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Down, up, down.
So the whole B section.
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Then there's a pause, at the end of that.
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And.
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Then there's a triplet, A, G, F,
down to the E.
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This is the C section.
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And the chords are.
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D-minor, E, A-minor.
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A-Minor, E7, A-Minor.
So get this triplet.
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You could do two triplets in a row.
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Then start from the G, and
triplet down to the open D.
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The fiddle would slide,
probably, a backwards slide is a nice
inflection.
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There's that same move.
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F, E, D, slide from the C to the D.
D slide, open.
D slide, D.
D slide, D.
Nice, thing to have.
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I'm playing C, E, B, E, A.
That time I tripleted, tripleted it.
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One and two and one, two, three, go.
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