|Long Journey Home, Part 1
Long Journey Home, Part 1
To play a melody-based solo on the bluegrass standard “Long Journey Home,” first recorded by the Monroe Brothers in the late 1930s and by many others since, you can start by adding lead-in runs to the main melody notes. The melody of “Long Journey Home” is very repetitive, with one simple phrase used three times, so it’s a good song to work on creating variations to simple melodies. In this lesson, Scott shows you a few variations on the repeated line, including some syncopated ideas, as well as how to finish off your solo with a bang, using a long fiddle tune–like line on the last two measures. You’ll learn the basic melody and the first half of the solo to “Long Journey Home” in this video.
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