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intermediate  Buckdancers Choice

I learned this pretty little tune as a kid.  I think it's a traditional tune.

Notice that the first and second measure of line one and two are almost identical.  They also start off with a pinch and roll with the right hand, just as the last two beats in line two measure 3   as well as the last measure of line 3.  If you don't know or don't remember what a "pinch and roll" is, read the text for "Living in The Country" (advanced tune,session #2).    

As we progress through these series, I'll be adding little things here and there as well as making references to old pieces and the similarities they might have. Right now, I'm trying to impress the importance of being able to make the F wrap around chord  This tune will help you ease into this chord, just as "Saturday night Shuffle"  did in session # 3, By virtue of not having to cover the first string first fret.  Eventually you should be able to cover both the first and second string first fret with your index finger.

The other thing you'll notice with this tune is playing a "hammer on" and also a "pull off" at the same time as playing a bass note with your right hand thumb.  This is akin to patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time.  I suggest that you learn the piece as if the hammer on's and pull off's were not there.  This will give you the feel of the tune (listen to the MP3) Then try resting your right hand thumb on the bass note that the " hammer on" ends on. Play just the "hammer On"  with your right hand index finger a few times, then try to incorporate the bass note with your thumb. as if hitting the bass note actually makes the "hammer on" happen. Apply the exact same technique with the "pull off" on the last measure of line one.

Be patient with yourself, and again, listen to the mp3

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MP3s....a fast and slow
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version a few times to
get the feel of the tune.
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