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Chinquapin Hunting, Part 5: Basic Rhythm and Chords 

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.
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Get started off right on the mandolin, with basic techniques, scales and chords, and simple and popular bluegrass and old-time tunes to play. Includes downloadable Play-Along audio practice tracks for rhythm and melody on all tunes, advice on embellishing melodies and playing tremolo, and more.
 
 
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The fiddle tune “Angeline the Baker” is a must-know tune for all roots music instrumentalists. Sharon teaches it here note-for-note and phrase-by-phrase. “Angeline the Baker” is in the key of D, and Sharon starts by reviewing the D major scale. She also talks about marking the time with your downstrokes, even if there’s a rest on that downstroke (sometimes called a “ghost stroke”), which will help you maintain a steady tempo. Sharon plays each phrase of the A part numerous times, so you can practice playing each phrase with her until you really get it down and are ready to put all four phrases together for the entire A part.
 
 
 
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Chinquapin Hunting, Part 5: Basic Rhythm and Chords 
Chinquapin Hunting, Part 5: Basic Rhythm and Chords 
 
If you’ve gotten a few tunes under your belt, it’s probably time for you to start thinking about playing them with other people. Which means that you’ll need to know some chords to backup someone else when they’re playing the melody. In this lesson, Sharon shows you basic D, G, and A chords and a simple bass/strum pattern, so you can play rhythm to “Chinquapin Hunting.” She’ll also give you advice on changing chords smoothly, with a couple of exercises to practice. Then you can practice playing through the complete chord pattern to “Chinquapin Hunting” with Sharon, either on this video or on the practice tracks.

 
 
 
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