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Angeline the Baker

Melody in Triads Across Strings

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Angeline the Baker > Melody in Triads Across Strings

Hello All,

This week we’re going to build on the previous lesson where were finding triads on one string and relating them to the melody that we had already learned. But this time, instead of playing all of the notes on one string we will play the melody across the first 3 strings of the guitar in open position. When we do this we will see that the core melody notes can all be found within a standard D chord.

Angeline the Baker is a great case study for approaching theory this way because it is so utterly simple. As an extra challenge, try playing the song in the key of G (starting on the open D string and staying in first position) and see if you can find the triads embedded in the melody that way.








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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Angeline The Baker Chord Triads Across Strings


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:46 Breakdown of Triads Across Strings

Loop 16:21 Practice Loop with Chris





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Allen StJohn
Allen StJohn Jan 19, 2019

Angeline the Baker FTW. 

Superb job, Kip. 

And if anyone said anything like that about my playing, I'd sell all my guitars, and declare victory. 

My playing also brings people to tears...but not in a good way. 

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Jan 19, 2019

Ha ... Allen that's funny thank you. 

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Jan 16, 2019

Hi Chris - it's been awhile since I uploaded anything so I figured I'd show you my progress with Angeleine the Baker. It's not note for note with the way you taught us but it's close here and there.  Thanks much!



Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Jan 17, 2019

Kip, this is just so wonderful! You’re playing with so much essence and spirit! And - no lie - I was playing this over the speakers on my iPad just now and my girlfriend (a great musician in her own right), having no idea what I was listening to, literally got teary-eyed and remarked that this was a beautiful rendition of Angeline the Baker. 

If we’re looking for areas that could use improvement, it could be cleaner and more relaxed, but I really have to commend you for playing with so much spirit, commitment, and musicality. I would much rather hear that. The best of both worlds is when you start putting the great guitar playing with the committed musicality. Keep going. 

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Jan 17, 2019

Thanks Chris - it's good to hear that I'm on the right track and making progress. Hey to your girlfriend.

Paul Oct 29, 2018

That is a nice sounding guitar! What year is it from?

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Nov 20, 2018

1944. It’s a beast!

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