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Melody Breakdown

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After getting the motion of the right hand thumb to be effortless, it's time to focus on melody. With my right hand, I use a thumb and three fingers. The index on the third string, the middle finger on the second string, and the ring finger on the first string with the thumb covering the 4th 5th and 6th strings. If you use less than 3 fingers, don't worry. Even a thumb and one finger can take care of the important right hand business.

The left hand must use the simplest, most comfortable chord positions to render the notes of the melody.

Guy Davis

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Fingerpicking
Tampa Red
Mississippi Sheiks
Things About Coming My Way
Guy Davis

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:50 Meldoy Run-Through

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. | $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.1 $1.0 $1. $1.3 |
$5.3.$2.1.$1.3 $1. $1. $4.2 $1. $1. $6.3.$5.2.$4.3 $1. $1.3 $4.3.$2.0.$1.3 $1. $3.0.$2.1 | $5.3.$1.0 $1. $1. $4.2 $1. $1. $6.3 $1. $1. $3.0.$2.1.$1.3 $1. $2.1.$1.3 |
$6.1.$2.1.$1.3 $1. $2.1 $4.3 $1. $1. $6.1 $1. $4.4.$2.4 $4.3.$2.3 $3.0 $3.h2 | $6.1.$2.1 $1. $1. $4.3 $1. $1. $6.1 $1. $3.2 $6.2.$2.1 $3.2 $2.1 |
$6.3.$3.0.$2.1.$1.0 $1. $1. $4.2 $1. $1. $6.3 $1. $1. $4.2.$2.1 $1. $3.0 | $6.3.$2.1 $2.p0 $3.0 $4.0 $1. $1. $6.3 $1. $1. $3.0 $3.h2 $2.1 |
$6.2.$1.0 $1. $2.1 $4.0.$1.0 $1. $1. $6.3.$2.1 $2.0 $3.0 $4.0.$2.0 $1. $2.1 | $5.3 $1. $1. $6.0 $6.1 $6.2 $6.3 $5.1 $6.3 $6.2 $6.2 $6.0 |
$6.3 $1. $1. $4.2.$3.0.$2.1.$1.3 $1. $1. $6.3 $1. $1. $4.2.$3.0.$2.1.$1.3 $1. $1. |

 

Loop 1:18 Melody Breakdown

Loop 8:42 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 9:47 Right Hand Technique

Loop 12:24 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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willliam deraymond
willliam deraymond Apr 27, 2015

Very much enjoying working on the song and your teaching.  Appreciate the comment about it is all right to steal as long as you master it and make it your own!

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Apr 29, 2015

To paraphrase John Fahey, the guitar cannot withstand the force of the human spirit.

charlie
charlie Apr 26, 2015

Great lesson Guy! Really love your approach to music and the way you teach it. 

My thumb is my weak link, so any tips there would be great.

Great having you here on SJ!

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Apr 29, 2015

Spend the entire day using only your right thumb. Duct tape your fingers together if you have to!

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Apr 25, 2015

Huy Guy..it's a great honour to have you here in sonic junction and take lessons by you. This is my attempt. I'm still memorizing the bass line...

Very difficoult tune to play for me.

Many cheers and thanks to Mike and Corey

Alex (Italy)

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Apr 25, 2015

You sound great Alex! You put a smile on my face.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera Apr 26, 2015

Thanks Mike, I hope to see your video too! :))

Guy Davis
Guy Davis Apr 29, 2015

The object of this lesson is not for you to play it note for note on the baseline or the fingers. Just keep the rhythm solid. When your thumb work becomes second nature, the fingers, and everything else will follow.

Alex Barbera
Alex Barbera May 01, 2015

Thanks Guy

 
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