Mike Marshall teaches the classic old tune of June Apple. Mike breaks the song down bar by dar and explains the chords used and the melody line for the song. Backing tracks and practice sheets are available.
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- Hi, now we're gonna play a little bit of June Apple,…great classic old time fiddle tune,…and I'll play it for you first, and then I'll break it down…and we'll go through it part by part.…But just to get the sound of it in your head,…here's June Apple.…A one two three.…(lively music)…Okay, now we'll break it into little parts…and I'll walk you through it bit by bit.…
It's a great little tune.…It's in A and it uses the A note and the G natural note…so it's got that kind of bluesy sound…with the flat seven, the G.…So here's the A part.…One, two, three.…(lively music)…So it's three phrases, basically,…and the cool thing about this tune…is the first and the second phrases are the same, basically.…
Your fingers are moving, but the way…your right hand is playing is the same.…So it's, you're playing off this A and G note.…And again, these are pickup notes to the downbeat…so it's one, two, one and two and one.…So your one is a high A note.…You're playing E and G to lead you to that downbeat.…One and two, one, two, one.…
Now this is the same basic movement…
This course is part two of the Mandolin Lessons series, which includes hundreds of lessons, exclusive performances, and special guest interviews. Make sure to check out the exercise files for downloadable tab, audio samples, and other study materials.
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- Adjusting your action
- Changing strings and tuning the mandolin
- Playing a 1-6-2-5 progression
- Understanding moveable chords
- Practicing mandolin
- Playing blues on the mandolin
- Playing kickoffs