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June Apple, Part 1

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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June Apple  
 
June Apple  
 
June Apple, Part 1
June Apple, Part 1
 
The old-time fiddle tune “June Apple” is a great tune to work on finger planting. Before Sharon starts teaching you the tune, she talks about the importance of finger planting as a way to create “economy of motion” and also play melodies in which the notes ring into each other without any gap between notes. Then she takes the A part of “June Apple” apart phrase by phrase, giving you time to learn each phrase and then play it with her, finishing by playing the whole A part.

 
 
 
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