Over the Waterfall Melody - Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Apr 01, 2022

In this video, Hayes shows you how to play the melody to the tune “Over the Waterfall.” This tune is played in bluegrass and old time circles, and is a great example of “modal mixture,” switching between D major and D mixolydian modes.   This is a basic "skeletal" version of the melody, so there is plenty of room for you to modify and vary this interpretation once you master it.

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  • Sheet music/tabs
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  • How-to-play-instructions 

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String Skipping with Sixths - Guitar Technique Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Mar 25, 2022

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play sixths using the G major scale. This exercise is designed to:

1) improve right hand accuracy by playing non-adjacent strings

2) improve left hand strength and dexterity by playing the familiar major scale in a fresh way

After this lesson, you will have a great tool to incorporate into your daily practice routine. 

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How to Kick Off Any Bluegrass Fiddle Tune - Flatpicking Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Mar 18, 2022

Ever been confused by someone at a jam asking you to kick off a tune with 4 potatoes?

In this video, instructor Hayes Griffin shows you the only technique you’ll ever need to kick off a bluegrass or old time fiddle tune - potatoes! And just to be clear from the get-go, you can leave your root vegetables in the pantry for this lesson

By the end of the video, you’ll know two different guitar variations in 3 keys for this common kick-off phrase adapted from the fiddle.

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Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Melody - Nordic Folk Guitar Lesson

In this video I show you how to play a traditional dance tune from Gotland, the beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden. This one is called Vevlirepolskan, Groddaliran, or Groddapolskan. The melody is in G-major mode and we're using the Drop-D-tuning.

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Drop-D Guitar Chord Lesson - Hurdy Gurdy Polska - Nordic Folk

In this video I show you how to play a traditional dance tune from Gotland, the beautiful island on the west coast of Sweden. This one is called Vevlirepolskan, Groddaliran, or Groddapolskan. We are playing some powerful chords for the Drop-D-tuning, that we use a lot when playing Nordic Folk Guitar. G5, C5, D5, Am, G/B, D/F#

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