The first fiddle tune you’ll learn is the old-time and bluegrass standard “Sally Gooden,” a fairly simple tune that is often used by instrumentalists as a showpiece, with multiple variations, etc. In this lesson you’ll learn the basic melody, played out of G position, with a capo at the second fret, which is generally the the way flatpickers play tunes in A. The fingering of “Sally Gooden” is fairly straightforward, in fact you can play the melody of the A part with one finger, but it’s a good tune to work on getting your alternate picking down, as there are a couple of tricky string crossings. Scott walks you through each phrase, giving advice on fingering and picking, recommending that you play the tune without any slurs and picking each note, so you can concentrate on your alternate picking. You’ll learn two ways to finger the A part in this first video.
"Sally Gooden" (Available to subscribers)