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I’ll Fly Away

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Guitar with Adrianne Serna.
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Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. Includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets. 
 
 
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Gillian Welch’s song “Orphan Girl” was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her classic Wrecking Ball album, and Welch recorded the song, which has become a bluegrass jam session favorite, on her debut recording, Revival. You can play “Orphan Girl” with just three chords—G, C, and D—and the bass down-up strum, with or without an alternating bass, whichever you choose. Adrianne shows you which bass strings to alternate for each chord and how to accent the second and fourth beats of each measure.  
 
 
 
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I’ll Fly Away
 
In this lesson you’ll learn to play the gospel classic “I’ll Fly Away,” a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley that has become a standard at bluegrass jam sessions. This version is based on the version sung by Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. It’s in the key of D and uses D, G, and A chords. You can play it with a bass down-up rhythm pattern. Adrianne shows you which bass notes to use for each chord, and which notes to use if you want to use an alternating-bass pattern.

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