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Lost Girl in G, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Clawhammer Banjo with Evie Ladin.
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There are several versions of the traditional favorite “Shady Grove.” This one is in G modal tuning, the same tuning as “Cluck Old Hen.” Once again, to get into this tuning you simply raise your second string up a half step to C. “Shady Grove” is a one part tune, and you’ll mostly play the melody, not chords, whether you’re playing the melody by itself or singing the song. Evie starts by playing through the whole tune and singing the song, so you can get the melody in your head before you start finding it on the banjo. Then she walks you through the melody, phrase by phrase, showing you how the words of the song match the melody. You’ll also learn some variations to the basic melody, including more hammer-ons and drop thumbing.
 
 
 
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“Lost Girl” in G  
 
“Lost Girl” in G  
 
Lost Girl in G, Part 1
Lost Girl in G, Part 1
 
You’ve previously learned a version of “Lost Girl” in the key of C. In this lesson, you’ll learn the more common version in the key of G. Like the version in C, the G version of “Lost Girl” uses a lot of the neck, moving up to the ninth fret in the B part. The A part melody of “Lost Girl,” which is only four bars long, but is repeated four times, is played with lots of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and drop thumbs. Evie walks you through it phrase by phrase.

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