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Down in the Willow Garden, Part 1: The Am Chord

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method with Sharon Gilchrist.
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Down in the Willow Garden  
 
Down in the Willow Garden  
 
Down in the Willow Garden, Part 1: The Am Chord
Down in the Willow Garden, Part 1: The Am Chord
 

“Down in the Willow Garden” is a traditional folk ballad that has long been a part of the bluegrass repertoire. This lesson builds on the patterning for the vi chord (in this case, Am in the key of C) and how it relates to the I, IV, and V chord positions. Sharon starts by reviewing the L shapes, arpeggios, double stops, and major scale in the key of C and then shows you how to find the vi (Am) chord arpeggios and double stops in B and how they relate to the I and V chords. She also shows you a double stop series that harmonizes the major scale.


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