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Freight Train, Part 1: L-Shapes, Arpeggios, and Double Stops in Bb

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method with Sharon Gilchrist.
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Learn to play solos to any bluegrass song in any key with Sharon's intermediate-level method for learning the fingerboard, based on arpeggios, chop-chord shapes, and double stops.
 
 
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Freight Train, Part 1: L-Shapes, Arpeggios, and Double Stops in Bb
Freight Train, Part 1: L-Shapes, Arpeggios, and Double Stops in Bb
 

In this lesson you’ll learn to play a double-stop solo to the folk classic “Freight Train” in the key of Bb. “Freight Train” has an unusual chord—a major chord on the third step of the scale (III), so in the key of Bb, that’s a D. Sharon starts by reviewing the L-shapes, arpeggios, and double stops in Bb, starting with a position with your index finger on a Bb at the eighth fret of the D string. She also shows you where to find the D double stops in the key of B.


  “Freight Train” Notation/Tab (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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