|Playing in D Without a Capo, Part 1
Playing in D Without a Capo, Part 1
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play in the key of D without a capo, in G tuning, with the fifth string tuned to A. You can get a bluesy sound in this tuning, and Bill uses “Man of Constant Sorrow,” as recorded by Dan Tyminski, with Ron Block on banjo, for the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, as an example. Bill starts by showing you the chords you’ll need to play “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the key of D, along with some roll patterns that sound good with them. He also shows you a typical D fill-in lick that uses the minor pentatonic scale.
Playing in D: Roll Patterns (Available to subscribers)