Silver Sand Rag Part 2

In this lesson, Charlie will teach us the second part of the Bluegrass piece called Silver Sand Rag.

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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Here we go with part 2 of Silver Sand Rag.

So I look at this first triad with my thumb playing a G, first finger on a C and then I'm playing second finger here on an open E, follow that through ... and close on that open G again ...finishing the bar off ... 1&2&3& C and E ... and closing off with my open G ... 1&2&3&4 ...

We get a closer look at th right hand ... 1&2&3&4 ...

So let's take a look at the second triad. All that happens is that I half barre the first fret and put my second finger down here on an F#, which is on the first string. The right hand pattern is exactly the same ... 1&2&3&4 ...

Put the two together ...

For the next bar all I do is go back to my original position which is my open G ... my C and my E ... and for bar 4 in this next section, I repeat bar 2 one fret higher, so I'm half barring the second fret and my first finger is down here, now on a G. So those 4 bars are ...

Now for bars 5, 6, 7, 8, they are exactly the same as bars 5,6,7 and 8 of part 1 of Silver Sand Rag.

So on bar 5, starting off with our D7 chord, ... bar 6, our little chromatic run, ... into our G7 to G chord ...

... and that concludes part 2 of Silver Sand Rag. Have a lot of fun. Catch you next time.

 

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