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I’ll Fly Away, Part 1: Basic Melody and Chords

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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I’ll Fly Away, Part 1: Basic Melody and Chords
I’ll Fly Away, Part 1: Basic Melody and Chords
 

After learning the basics of playing arpeggios, scales and double stops using the L shape, it’s time to put the concept to use on some songs. In this lesson you’ll learn to play a solo on the bluegrass/folk/gospel standard “I’ll Fly Away” in the key of D. Since it’s in D, you already know the positions you’ll use for the solo, but Sharon starts by reviewing the basics of what you learned in the Intro to the Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method. Then she gives you advice on finding the melody of the song you want to build a solo for, and shows you the basic melody and chords of the verse and chorus of “I’ll Fly Away.” 


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