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Creating a Canvass for Melody

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This week I'll show you the trick of playing the chords and melody of Dark As A Dungeon simultaneously and richly. It's an general approach that we've looked at in the past - and that is very inspired by Tony Rice's arrangements of songs like Chuch Street Blues - but each song creates its own set of problems that we must solve. This week we'll introduce a couple of new passing chords that can help smooth over some not so obvious transitions.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chris Eldridge
Dark As A Dungeon
Merle Travis
Johnny Cash

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Dark As A Dungeon Melody


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 1:16 Introduction to Creating a Canvass for Melody

Loop 2:35 Breakdown of A Section Melody

Loop 20:04 Closing Thoughts





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Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Dec 08, 2016

That little tricxy fingered elegant sounding F thing remains a little tricky one week later ... I don't know if its because after I hammer on to the F my baby finger some how always naturally ends up on the 5th string 3rd fret instead of the ring finger ... trying to reverse that inatural tendency combined with the tricky nature of the move has me a bit jammed up if you take my meaning. Other than that ... sweet.

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Dec 08, 2016

Yeah, that's definitely why it's tricky! You'll get it though with some more practice...

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