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Tommy Jarrell’s Soldier’s Joy, Part 3: Bowing the B Part

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Tommy Jarrell’s Soldier’s Joy, Part 3: Bowing the B Part
Tommy Jarrell’s Soldier’s Joy, Part 3: Bowing the B Part
 
The bowing in the B part of “Soldier’s Joy” begins with a simple shuffle pattern and is followed by a bowing with a nice counter rhythm. In this video, Bruce walks you through the bowing and shows you some embellishments you can add (drones, pulses, double stops) to the B part of “Soldier’s Joy.”

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