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How to Flat Pick the Dobro - Basics for Beginners - movable patterns and rhythm



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all right let's work on some basic

shapes to learn how to just move around

the lid Oh bro

we'll do some different licks and stuff

like that we're out of the dobro is

tuned to G which is G B D D for the

strings as one through six being high

blow alright so to start out we're going

to do just a simple G C D chord

progression and instead of starting out

with the open G we're going to start out

on the twelfth fret which is a G chord

there the next will be the fifth fret

which is C and then the seventh fret

which D so we had a core pattern that is

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okay now what we're going to do is we're

going to slide from the 11th of the 10th

fret on the second string up to the 12th

fret and 12th fret on the first string

so then you're going to hit the twelfth

fret on the second string to the twelfth

fret on the first string s blood up to

the fourteenth fret so we have you're

going to go back down to the twelfth

fret on the first string and the twelfth

fret on the second string so you have

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now everything that you want to think

about that is revolving around that

twelfth fret because that is your name

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and that's from 10 to 12 on the second

to the 12 on the first and then 12 on

the second to 12 the first up to 14 and

then back down to 12 on the first and 12

on a second okay now we're going to go

down to the fifth fret and do that same

pattern how it came off the swirls

breath on the fifth fret for the seat so

you're going to go from three to five on

the second string

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and then go on on the second to five one

first to 7 which is the flood just like

before and back down to five on the

first and five on a second now look

we're actually moving up to D next which

will be the same pattern off of the

seventh red being the knee cord so

you're going to go from five to seven on

the second string to seven on the first

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and then I mean seven and seven up to

nine and then back down to seven on the

1st and 2nd strings just like you before

the same pattern so we have

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okay so let's try to do that kind of

with a country feel do it one more time

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now you can use that over top of any

configuration of those chords

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and the thing is you can take those

patterns and move that with any chord

progression so if you're an a OH

sort of o things second fret that's your

a chord open a second front leg

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we're up to the D position which is 14

because G hey the fretboard starts over

at the twelfth fret so anything you can

move that around however you need to

starting out to just drive play along

with people and anything like that works

great for country tunes bluegrass you

can speed it up a little bit and maybe

add a few more notes to we'll work on

that some

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now that's all just the same notes that

I was showing you before

it says I'm adding a slide from we're in

the G position from the 12th fret on to

the 10th fret on the first string which

is a bag down is going from 12 to 10 to

12 on 2nd fret singers and I was also

doing things like sliding up from 10 to

12 and then going on the 2nd fret 2nd

string I mean and then going back and

forth on the 12th fret of the 1st and

2nd strings

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and that's all just one whole step down

from your cord to a whole step up on

that just as first a second straight

loss has the person's legs rings then I

go ahead hit third string so we can go

from the twelfth fret on the third

string to sliding from the 12 the 10th

up to the 12 on the second string so

you're going to go oh well 1 3 10 to 12

1 2 you can also go from 12 on the 2nd

string to the slide up from 10 to 12 on

the first string

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so we're gonna go all the third 10 to 12

on the second 12 seconds to 10 to 12 on

the first do that on the fifth fret

starting from the fifth on the third

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- the same thing for the D chord that is

right so let's go from doing that

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and I want you to play around with these

different patterns and try to put them

together and different ending okay what

I want you to do is try to take these

different patterns that are putting them

together in different ways and kind of

make up your own melodies I just work

with it have fun keep it loose play

along with records it doesn't order but

whatever it doesn't really matter if

you're playing along

just get to know the instrument or

whatever

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all right the next thing I want to work

on with you is rhythmic stuff like the

Vandal win chopped which is basically

you're going to overlay the bar down on

whichever chord that you need to be on

so if we're doing the GCD pattern before

you're going to be on the twelfth fret

for G the fifth fret for C and the

seventh fret for D and then back on the

twelfth for G and what you're going to

do is whenever you play all the strings

you're going to have your hands here -

like completely laid down on the strings

there so it's completely mutes

everything out so what you do is you're

going to come down and you have your

hand hit that's just basically the same

time just or just before when you're

getting all the strength

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which gives you that man to win chopped

kinda sound which is something good to

do resolutely when other people are

placing picking the leads you don't want

to do it all the time it's really good

to do when the mandolin player is taking

a lead so it keeps that chopped sound

going because there's no drums usually

in bluegrass music so the bass takes

care of what the downbeat does with bass

drum on drum set and man Lim chops to

take care of what snare drum does so you

get that boom chick boom chick kind of

feel I guess if you really put drums to

it would be kind of a polka kind of

sample anyway so you can what I usually

do is hit down on the first string and

then chop so on six ring of eight G

twelfth fret C fifth fret D seventh fret

G open G twelfth fret fifth chakra C so

for over D alright what I want you to do

is to play along with the guitar here

and just do whatever you feel take the

lick some of the patterns that I showed

you mess around with them mix it up

however you can just don't try to get a

feel for just playing along we're going

to do this in G you'll see

Linna D just like I showed you before

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okay now I want you to do the exact same

thing except we're going to do it in the

key of a chords you're gonna be hey

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all right some other rhythmic things I

want to show you is just playing

basically just the chords whenever

you're in the GC song GCD song on the

twelfth fret just play the third and

fourth string on the twelfth fret I'm

going to do this with the back stroke so

it kind of gives more of a high-end

pitch to because that sounds a little

bit different and that's the case

anywhere it's whichever notes you hit

first seems to be a little bit more

predominant so on the rhythmic thing I

like to go it's just five four c7

thirteen twelve again for G or even do

like a double thing

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okay with that same sort of thing a more

country sounding thing to do is to play

the 1st and 2nd strings at the same time

from the 11th fret slide up to the 12th

fret for G so you get do the same thing

for C go from 4 to 5 and then for D on

the 7th you're going from 6 to 7 that's

both the second first ring in same time

so rhythmically on the gcd core pattern

I would go

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and let's just play for two months break

them out because you don't want to be

playing like your guitar player because

that's what the guitar players for you

just want to you know make the music a

little bit more you don't have to play

all the time just work with the guitar

part that is in this do some different

things rhythmically at work on just

trying to ad-lib some little lead parts

see if you can't like maybe even write

your own little melody to go along with

the chord pattern maybe find somebody

that you know who plays guitar or is

learning guitar play along with them you

can learn together practice together who

knows maybe you'll write a song just

don't keep at it

and have fun with it okay I want to show

you a couple bluesier licks we're going

to do these out of the key of e we're

just going to be on the ninth fret which

is e the second fret you're just a and

then the fourth fret which is B and back

up to number three now we're going to

slide from seven to nine on the second

string and then we're going to hit the

ninth on the first string like the licks

before and then we're going to slide up

to the twelfth fret on the second and

the first string so you got okay let's

do the same lick from the a position on

the second fret which you're going to

slide basically kind of open up to the

second fret on the second string more

like it's kind of the first Prevost art

way back there as far as you can

whatever's comfortable and slide up to

the second fret on the second string to

the second fret on the first string

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and then slide up to the fifth fret from

four to five on the first and second

string so go okay go back to the e

position online do that same thing and

we're going to do this in the B position

which is the fourth fret so slide from

two to four on the second string slide

from two to four on the second string

and then up to the fourth fret on the

first string

and then from six to seven on the person

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okay so let's do that one time on e one

time on a one time on e one time on be

one time money so we're going to go do

it again slower okay this next lick

we're going to come we're going to we're

going to start out e just like before on

the ninth fret except for this one we're

going to slide up from seven to nine

just like before then we're going to go

down to seven on the first string and

then eight on the second string and then

nine on the third string so it's from

nine nine and then on the first string

seven second string eight third string

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now I can tell you whenever you're doing

this lick and you do it up to speed it's

almost like the time that you get from

going from seven to nine from the first

of the third string halfway in between

you're hitting the Aces get real bluesy

and speeded up

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no one first ring and then seven and

first on the second okay we're going to

do that in the eighth position

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where's that slot of probe as far back

on the first rest up to to the second

string on the first string and then

that's open first string second string

fret second string second fret third

string it says first first fret second

and then second

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back up to the e position you can also

do a by going up to the 14th fret exact

same pattern played in the B positions

high two to four on the second on the

first on the first three on a second so

let's do a little bluesy lick

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now work on those licks with the chord

progressions of E and go ahead and see

what you can do with that and hopefully

this helps you out to be able to play

with some other people and just have fun

not knowing what you're doing but still

having fun doing it

now I want you to play along in the key

of E it's going to be heat tang and B

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