MANDOLIN LESSON 8 - by Bradley Laird
EXERCISE 15 - EXERCISES IN THE KEY OF A
The song "Boil Em Cabbage Down" is in the key of A. This is a very common key
for tunes on the mandolin and fiddle. Here are some exercises to help you become
more familiar with the notes in the key of A.
exercise is a good one to practice over and over. It is the A
major scale and when playing in the key of A almost every
will be one of these scale notes. As before, remember to play
down-ups with your pickstrokes. Here is a free
video lesson called "What Is A Major Scale?" I made which explains major scales.
16 - THE SONG "SALLY GOODEN"
This song is usually played in the key of A. Like many fiddle-type
tunes, it is divided into two parts... the A part and the B part.
Each part is played twice, AABB.
you have this version of Sally Gooden under your belt you might
like to get my
video download lesson "Sally Gooden - Tune & Variations" which teaches
4 versions of the tune "Sally Gooden." There is also a
free video lesson called "Sally Gooden Rhythm which teaches the bluegrass style chop chords
for the tune. We haven't talked about chords yet, so make a mental
note of that lesson and come back to it later if it's too difficult
FOR PRACTICING EFFECTIVELY
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