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Nancy Rowland, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Clawhammer Banjo with Evie Ladin.
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Learn old-time clawhammer banjo from the beginning, with basic clawhammer technique exercises and lots of great old-time and traditional songs to play.
 
 
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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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Nancy Rowland  
 
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Nancy Rowland, Part 1
Nancy Rowland, Part 1
 
With your second clawhammer tune, “Nancy Rowland,” you’ll begin to explore the fingerboard a little more. “Cotton-Eyed Joe” stays at the second and first frets but the great old-time dance tune “Nancy Rowland” moves you up the neck of the banjo. Evie walks you through the melody a phrase at a time, giving you lots of time to learn the tune and play (and sing) “Nancy Rowland” along with her. You’ll learn the A part of  “Nancy Rowland” in this video.

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