Is a tune beloved by millions.
I wish I had written and was collecting
royalties, I'd be very happy.
Anyway, Happy Birthday, I've had a number
of requests for Happy Birthday.
And I will be doing two versions.
This is the version in G.
Pretty straight ahead, scrugsy, rolly sort
of a thing.
So, it's just very straight ahead.
Happy birth, you're playing the syllables.
Two forward rolls, quarter.
Now you're playing the bottom part of a D
chord, with the index on the second fret
of the third string and
the ring on the fourth fret of the fourth
Kind of a quarter note and then a forward,
turning into a backward roll.
Then going to the fifth string for
the next measure.
Another happy birth.
Quarter notes with eighth notes.
Back to G.
And three forward rolls.
One, two, three, back to the third string.
Now I'm doing a pinch on the first two
Third fret of the second with a middle
And two forward rolls.
So a quarter note.
Two forward rolls, alternating thumb
I just have the ring on the fourth fret of
You can use the middle, it doesn't really
I like the ring.
then you're gonna go to a C cord with an
open first string.
Forward into a backward roll.
Bring the thumb down the the first.
I'm sorry, the first fret of the second
Now sliding into some rolls.
Fifth, first, thumb.
>> And then this all standard lick.
So that lick.
If you haven't learned that elsewhere in
these lessons, make sure you get that lick
It's the most used lick in the entire
bluegrass banjo vocabulary.
That should be second nature to you.
And there are some variations on that like
Again, the thing that people have trouble
with is, the forward roll going in to the
Going back again as opposed to.
There seems to be this, in, in human DNA,
this thing where people wanna go.
After they do a forward roll.
They wanna go to the fifth string.
But we're gonna do some DNA engineering,
some genetic engineering to make you not
go to the fifth string, necessarily.
But go back to the third string with the
one more time slowly all the way through.
And then up the tempo.