We have one more lesson before our recital! I hope you guys are getting excited and inviting all of your friends for what will be a very laid back awesome time!
We will have our song on music stands for you. Please plan on working toward memorization as much as possible and using the score for emergencies only!
Next class will be a thorough dress rehearsal. We will practice the final arrangement of our song and do plenty of run-throughs. SO: please do your due diligence this week and practice both melody and chords each day at least 2-3 times. You should be able to hum the tune and to hear the melody in your head as you play through the chords! Take special note of the alternate picking on the score, and use the video as a reference.
Three fantastic pickers— Mike Compton is the resident Monroe-style expert of his generation. Casey Campbell is a fantastic young player who is currently working on a duo album as he tours with the great bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton. Sierra Hull is the transcendent prodigy who is basically leading the charge of her generation. Much great music to check out from any of these three!
A major ascending and descending 4 times daily. Count: 1 and 2 and 3 4, down up down up down down.
Our strum is quarter note down strums with emphasis on beats 2 and 4 (as we’ve practiced for a few weeks in other contexts).