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Using Arpeggios and Closed Position to Play Song Melodies and Solos, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Improvising for Mandolin and Fiddle with Joe K. Walsh.
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Learn to improvise on fiddle tunes, create new melodies over chord changes, practice the arpeggios and scales you need to play jazz tunes, and more. Joe lays out his approach to improvising and practicing improvising, with exercises and solos that illustrate his unique, widely acclaimed, freewheeling style.
 
 
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SESSION 2: Playing Song Melodies and Solos in Closed Position  
 
SESSION 2: Playing Song Melodies and Solos in Closed Position  
 
Using Arpeggios and Closed Position to Play Song Melodies and Solos, Part 1
Using Arpeggios and Closed Position to Play Song Melodies and Solos, Part 1
 

In this workshop Joe works on developing your knowledge of and fluidity within a closed position using your first finger (and pinky) on the root note. Call it an “oasis of knowledge,” moveable for every key! Using several melodies and transcribed solos, including David Grisman’s “East Virginia Blues” and Dan Tyminski’s “I Can't Get You Off of My Mind,” he shows you some patterns and how they are applied in the real world. In this video, Joe reviews the closed-position arpeggio shapes you learned in the last session and introduces arpeggios in first and second inversion. He also shows you the melody to “East Virginia Blues” and David Grisman’s solo.


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