Greensleeves Part 2

In this lesson, Charlie shows the second part of the classic piece called Greensleeves. As he did in the first part, Charlie will break the lesson into smaller sections of phrases, and then put it all together at the end.

The diagrams below show the position of the fingers on your left hand to play the basic chords used in this lesson.

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For those of you who have already been through part 1 of Greensleeves, this is the second part or the chorus. I'm going to go through this as I did in the first part, one phrase at a time. So let's get on with it.

So starting with our third finger on the third fret of the E string, I'm going to play our first little triad, which is our G, our B, and our E strings ... Following that, I'm going to put my first finger on a C note, and then play through exactly the same three strings; the G, the B and the top E ...

F# to E, and then we are onto our D, G and D triad. D string, G and D triad ... followed by our open G and B played together... and then the notes G, A and open B.

Fingers on an A minor chord for the next section. Am, A, and now we are going to play the A, the D string and the G string which gives us an open A note, an E note and an A note, another triad ... Followed by a G# and an A.

The third phrase, we go to an E chord played from the E string right down to our B string ... G#, B, G#, B. I play those three notes while I'm holding down the chord...

Now you repeat phrase 1 again, which brings us to our final phrase, and we did play this in part one: Am chord, open B string, A, G#, F#, G#, A, fingers on the Am chord, Am and closing with an A...

So let's run through all the phrases. Phrase 1 ... Phrase 2... Phrase 3, back to phrase 1 ... and our closing phrase...

Another little thing we can do is play an open E after each note on our closing phrase on our final phrase, and it will sound something like this. So, I'm playing a A minor chord followed by an upstroke with my first finger on the open E, B with my thumb, open E with my first, A note, open E, G#, open E, F#, open E, G#, open E, A, Am chord, A ...

Let's just take a look at the whole piece...

The important thing with this is that you work on each phrase separately, gradually put them all together. This is the first time, I think, we played chords and melody together into one piece. Hopefully it will come together for you. Good luck, and practice hard.

 

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