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Banjo Lessons: D Tuning Part 3: “Soldier's Joy” 1

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[MUSIC]
Here's
another tune in D tuning, Soldier's Joy.
Soldier's Joy is usually done in the key
of D, and
it works really nicely in D tuning.
I actually worked out, another version of
this in D tuning for
a homespun video that I did.
But I'm wanted to come up with something a
little different, and
this is even easier then the version I had
for homespun tapes.
It has a lot of open strings, like the
first half of the A part just,
there's no fretting of anything, it's just
open.
But before we get to that, I've thrown in
a few melodic licks here.
Because D tuning has a lot of
possibilities for melodics.
So before we get to the tune, I'm just
gonna have you play a melodic D scale.
[MUSIC]
And again,
everything kind of moves over a string in,
in I'm not gonna play it would be too,
well,
[MUSIC]
It's not so bad after all.
[MUSIC]
You'd be doing something like that, but
just move it over a string.
Instead of starting on the fifth string
you're gonna start on the first string.
But let's get to that from the bottom up,
so.
[MUSIC]
And to start with the index finger.
You're doing a little single string down
here.
Index, thumb, index, thumb, index, thumb,
index, middle, and then down.
Now to extend it,
because I need to extend it a little bit
to play a couple of things in the B part.
[MUSIC]
And the A part too, for
that matter, and then you go back down,
I'm just going up to the seventh fret of
the second string you're just carrying the
D scale up a little bit farther.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
and once you get that into your fingers,
the melodic aspects of Soldier's Joy will
be a little bit easier.
Okay, so here's Soldier's Joy up to tempo.
At least one version of up to tempo and
then, I'll break it down.
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