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Movable Chords, 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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MOVABLE CHORDS   
 
MOVABLE CHORDS   
 
Movable Chords, Part 1
Movable Chords, Part 1
 
In this lesson, Evie talks about basic chord theory, so that you understand what she means when she refers to chords by numbers, and shows you some “movable” chords: shapes that you can move around the neck to different keys and fingerboard positions. The first shape you’ll learn is the F shape, and Evie shows you how you can move that shape up the neck to play G, C, and D chords. You’ll also learn the one-finger barre chord that you can also move up the neck to play other chords, and Evie shows you how you can play different chords in different places on the neck to get different sounds or be able to play a chord shape that’s close to one you just played.

 
 
 
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