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Banjo Lessons: Melodic Style Part 4: “Sandy River Belle”

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[MUSIC]
One
of the main reasons to play the melodic
style is to be able to play fiddle tunes.
I played Devil's Dream for you before.
And we're gonna do a tune right now called
the Sandy River Belle.
It's a really wonderful old time tune that
fits nicely with the melodic style.
To do that we're gonna go up a little bit
higher on the finger board.
Or at least note wise.
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And go to the seventh
fret of the first string.
We'll have a little bit of that in this
tune.
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Just throw your middle finger on the,
the seventh fret of the first string.
So there's another position that we'll
work out of here and that is.
Where you have your middle finger on the
tenth fret of the second string and
your index on the ninth fret of the first
string.
Basically you're starting your G scale
over again.
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You just start carrying on with the scale,
going up even farther
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So, here's a little bit of
Sandy River Bell.
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So I'm using the pinkie up here on the
seventh fret of the first string.
The index, two quarter notes.
And then I jump up to this new position
with the index on the ninth fret
of the first, middle on the tenth fret of
the second.
And there's a little syncopation.
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There's that little
lead in note there on the fifth fret of
the second with the index.
And then, do this again, exact replay of
the first measure.
And now you have the fourth fret of the
first string with the index,
middle on the fifth fret of the second.
Pinky.
So, and then repeat.
So the fifth fret of the second string
just slide all
the way down the second string.
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I love that ending.
So pinky, middle.
I mean, the index to the fourth fret of
the third string.
And then [NOISE] and the B part, nice four
note quarter note thing here.
Quarter again.
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So one more time, it's.
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Sandy River Bell.
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