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Closed-Position Melodies: “Long Journey Home” 

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Dobro with Mike Witcher.
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Learn the basics of the lap-style resophonic slide guitar, with essential tips on right- and left-hand technique as well as arrangements of classic tunes and songs.
 
 
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In this lesson, you'll learn the popular gospel classic "Amazing Grace." The melody can be played almost entirely on the first string of the dobro, and besides being a great melody, makes a great exercise for practicing your intonation on the first string. It's also a great way to start developing the natural "singing" quality of the dobro in your playing. The best way to do that is to work on playing on one string at a time, which this arrangement does, of course. Once you've learned the melody see if you can play the melody on the first string cleanly without lifting the bar. Mike also talks about using a shallow vibrato on certain notes, adding texture to the note without really changing the pitch very much.
 
 
 
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Closed-Position Melodies: “Long Journey Home” 
Closed-Position Melodies: “Long Journey Home” 
 
Last month, you learned “Long Journey Home” with roll patterns in open position. This month you’ll learn to play up the neck in a closed position, meaning you don’t use any open strings. Being able to play in closed position means that you can move your melodies and roll patterns to any key. Mike shows you the melody to “Long Journey Home” in a closed position up at the 12th fret and then adds a classic Josh Graves roll pattern to the melody.

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