Continuing on the path of training the ears, in this lesson Tony teaches methods for finding the melody in a song using the tune "When the Saints Go Marching In" as an example.
- Alright as we're taping this,…I put a thing up on the forum,…asking for suggestions for lessons,…to get an idea of what you're looking to learn about,…and Cole wrote me a note saying…that he has some trouble sometimes hearing the melody…and finding the melody in Scruggs' style.…Where is that note?…And that is a big problem,…because it's often a question…of not being able to find the tree for the forest,…because you have all these rolls…floating around the melody.…I had a graphic example of this.…
When I do my solo shows,…I'll often do a Beatles medley,…and I would ask people to sing along,…and I'd play a little bit of Hard Day's Night…and just have a lot of flowing.…When I first started doing this…I just had it all rolls,…and I'd look out and wait for people to sing along…and they wouldn't,…because they couldn't hear a melody.…Then my wife came to one of my shows and said,…"Why don't you just play the simple melody…and nothing else for part of it,…so they can find where the melody is and the tune?"…And as soon as I did that,…
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- Separating notes
- Playing with others
- Using the capo
- Playing hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Playing variations on classic tunes
- Minding your posture
- Training your ear
- Building speed
Skill Level Beginner
1. Playing with Others
2. Basic Embellishments
3. Variations on Basic Tunes
4. Posture and Ear Training
5. Playing Up the Neck and Building Speed
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