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Cousin Sally Brown, Part 1

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Cousin Sally Brown  
 
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Cousin Sally Brown, Part 1
Cousin Sally Brown, Part 1
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn something a little different: the melody to the first part of the old-time fiddle tune “Cousin Sally Brown.” You’ll learn to play this tune “harp style,” with some fretted notes up the neck and some open strings, so the notes can all ring into one another for a harp- or hammer dulcimer-like sound. The tune is in the key of A minor, and Stevie uses the A minor pentatonic box up at the fourth fret to play the fretted notes. Instead of an alternating bass, your thumb will play notes of the melody on the sixth and fifth strings, your index finger will play melody notes on the fourth string, and your middle finger will play notes on the third string. Stevie walks you through the melody of the A part of “Cousin Sally Brown” phrase by phrase, showing you how best to finger the fretted notes to get them to ring with the open strings.

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