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Banjo Lessons: D Tuning Part 4: “Soldier's Joy” 2

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All right.
Now what I like about this is the fact
that you don't have to do any left hand
stuff up til good half way through the A
part.
[MUSIC]
So there's a two-note lead in.
[MUSIC]
So the real first melody note is,
the melody goes da, da, da, da, da, da,
da.
That's what the melody is and I'm just
incorporating those notes into the roll.
And so, actually, the first melody note is
the eighth note just before the downbeat.
And so, you wanna bring that note out a
little bit,
that second note in the whole tune.
And then the open third,
you wanna bring that note out a little bit
more compared to the other eighth notes.
[MUSIC]
Then the open fourth,
and then the open third.
Bring those notes out just a little bit
more, hit them just a little bit harder.
[MUSIC]
The same thing.
And here's your D seventh.
Finally you have to go to all the trouble
of bringing your left hand up to the neck.
And again, this is your D seventh moved
over one fret that position, so
you got an A seventh here.
[MUSIC]
The same thing.
[MUSIC]
Repeating this.
And now I'm fretting the seventh fret of
the second string as a three-note pinch.
[MUSIC]
And then here's the first melodic lick.
[MUSIC]
And
then you go to the A chord which is the
borrowed seventh, but
I'm just fretting two strings out of that
A seventh.
[MUSIC]
Two forward rolls, you could just have
a middle down, and then move it over to
the third string and you have the middle
and ring on the seventh fret of the third
and second strings, respectively.
[MUSIC]
Back to your relaxed state.
[MUSIC]
And then it repeats.
[MUSIC]
Now here's the melody on the B part.
[MUSIC]
And
then you're, instead of a full A seventh,
you lift off the fourth string, so
[MUSIC]
Up to the G position, so.
So your D, your A seventh position, up to
the G.
So I'm just sliding the ring up from two
to five, and adding the middle on
the fifth fret of the third string, so
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Now here's another melodic like.
[MUSIC]
Again, work on your scales that I showed
you at the beginning of this and this will
become comfortable.
[MUSIC]
Repeat this.
And here's the same ending that you used
on the A part.
[MUSIC]
And that all repeats
[MUSIC]
Sorry.
[MUSIC]
Now that business.
You wanna hit that fifth string hard
enough to make it sound like it's part of
the melody.
[MUSIC]
Okay then,
the ending is again, more melodics.
[MUSIC]
Sorry.
[MUSIC]
And the ending actually is.
[MUSIC]
With harmonics.
[MUSIC]
So forward to the third, backward roll
to the first, and then bar the first three
strings at the seventh fret.
And then fret the first three strings
of the fifth fret and pinch that.
So the
whole
thing
one more
time is
[MUSIC]
Okay, enjoy Soldier's Joy.
[MUSIC]