This week’s lesson is pretty straightforward: I’ll be teaching you to play the melody to this wonderfully crooked tune. In addition there’s a pep talk and antecdote regarding different ways of counting music. John Hartford himself counted this tune in a way that makes no sense to me, but he and I both figured our methods so that we could understand the rhythmic structure, and that’s what matters.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Mississippi Valley
Loop 0:44 Breakdown of Melody
Loop 20:06 Closing Thoughts
Loop 20:50 Practice Loop