We're re-issuing one of Chris's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Chris:
This month we're going to return from instrumentals back to the land of song. The song, Banks of the Ohio, is a classic psychologically twisted murder ballad. It's also musically beautiful. The juxtaposition between beautiful, happy sounding music and sad, dark lyrics is a hallmark of bluegrass and traditional music.
Notice the perfect simplicity of the melody. It's a big part of the reason this song has been around for 125+ years.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Banks of the Ohio
Loop 4:40 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 7:40 Practice Loop of Chords and Rhythm
Loop 8:12 Melodic Motif
Loop 10:05 Closing Thoughts and Outro