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.