Mike Marshall teaches the classic old tune of Boil Them Cabbage Down. Mike breaks the song down bar by bar and explains the chords used and the melody line for the song.
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- Okay, so here's Boil Them Cabbage Down, or Boil Them Cabbages Down, Bile Them Cabbage Down, however you prefer. And once again a little reminder here, we're sliding from the C-note, the third fret on the second string up to the fourth fret on the second string. Again it's a fiddle move. And we're playing both pairs of strings. In our little fiddle shuffle groove. Dun-da-da dun-da-da, down down up, down down up.
And we're getting comfortable with this double stops. Playing those two notes at once. So it's back and forth between these two chords. And you might even want to turn that into an exercise. Just to develop that sense of one finger, two finger, one finger, two finger. So, we'll do this together now at 54 on the metronome. (metronome clicks) One, two, one, two, three, and...
(slow mandolin picking) We'll do it again. This time with the lick at the end.
Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Sitting and standing with the mandolin
- Tuning a mandolin
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Strumming open chords
- Playing two-finger chords and melodies
- Playing beginner mandolin tunes
- Finding minor and moveable chords
- Playing 7th chords
- Playing chop chords
- Picking on the mandolin
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Right and Left Hand Fundamentals
3. Beginner Mandolin Tunes
4. Theory and Exercises
5. Chops and Picking
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