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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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On and On  
 
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On and On, Part 1: Melody
On and On, Part 1: Melody
 

Bill Monroe recorded the song “On and On,” which has become a bluegrass standard, in the key of A, so that’s where you’ll learn it, using the L shapes, arpeggios, and double stops you’ve used for the keys of G and D. It is, of course, common to play solos in open position in the key of A, but it’s good to know the up-the-neck shapes in A (with your index finger at the seventh fret) so you can easily move between the two positions. Before showing you the basic melody of “On and On” Sharon shows you the L shapes and arpeggios in the key of A.


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