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Soldier’s Joy, 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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Soldier’s Joy  
 
Soldier’s Joy  
 
Soldier’s Joy, Part 1
Soldier’s Joy, Part 1
 
The Civil War tune “Soldier’s Joy” is an old-time classic and has been played in numerous ways. It’s in the key of D, played in double-C tuning with the capo at the second fret and the fifth string tuned up to A. Evie plays and sings “Soldier’s Joy” through and then starts breaking down the A part, phrase by phrase, with some variations for the phrases that repeat. You’ll learn to play and sing the A part in this video.

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