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Auld Lang Syne

A Familiar Melody In A New Light

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Happy Almost-New Year Everyone!

In keeping with the Holiday spirit I wanted to show you a slightly bluegrassified way to play the anthem of New Year's Eve, Auld Lang Syne. It's a great melody and like many other great melodies, it can withstand being recast in a different light. The trick to playing this version is getting the Bluegrass rhythm guitar "motor" going in your right hand. Once you've got that try adding a few melody notes in slowly, as if you were just playing the skeleton of the melody. Then as that becomes comfortable fill in the skeleton a bit more until you can play it all simultaneously. It's a great melody - enjoy!

And here's to a great new year for you all! Cheers!





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Auld Lang Syne
Chris Eldridge

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Auld Lang Syne


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Loop 0:40 Introduction to Auld Lang Syne

Loop 2:18 Breakdown of Auld Lang Syne

Loop 13:37 Closing Thoughts and Outro







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Bryan Mabe
Bryan Mabe Feb 01, 2017

Yes Chris just a Rhythm track to practice the melody with. I know it should be played together as a Carter style tune(or Rice style) but I play in a small group and if there was a track I could just practice the melody. Don't do anything special for me Chris. I just wanted to share that because I think it's a very valuable piece of the puzzle here. Just wanted to mention so that when you make new lessons maybe you could do that as part of the package here. Thanks for replying.

Bryan Mabe
Bryan Mabe Jan 31, 2017

It would be so cool if there were backing tracks

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Jan 31, 2017

Hi Bryan, 

What specifically do you have in mind? Would rhythm guitar suffice?



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