In Part 2 of this lesson, Mike Marshall teaches the classic old fiddle tune Liberty. Mike breaks the song down bar by bar and explains the chords used and the melody line for the song.
- Okay now we're gonna play Liberty, at 50.…Nice and slow, and I wanted to say something…about these pickup notes to the downbeat,…when you count this piece off…it actually starts before the first downbeat.…So you've got...…One…two…one and two…da da boom,…and there's your downbeat.…So these first two notes,…are actually before that, first strong downbeat.…There's your downbeat, the F-sharp.…So the A and the G lead to it.…
So I'll count,…one,…two,…one, two, three,…da da boom.…There we go, 50.…One,…two,…one, two, three.…("Liberty")…So a couple things come to mind,…be sure that when you play this opening phrase,…that you're leaving that F-sharp down,…all the while you're playing these two notes,…and then when you get to this G chord,…these two notes the G and the B are held down,…nice and strong so they ring into each other.…
Back to the held F-sharp, okay.…Then on the B section, we're sliding into the A note.…You actually start on the G note with your pinky,…and you slide up from the fifth fret to the seventh fret,…which is the A note, at the same time you're playing…
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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