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The Dillards

Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #vocal song, #up-tempo

Dooley was a good ol' man he lived below the mill...The song is a traditional bluegrass tune, but it is also considered to be a string band classic. It will keep your feet tapping and is popular among bluegrass pickers all over the world. It's best to get down the Scruggs style and backup first before tackling the melodic version, but if that's what you are interested in, go for it!

The Scruggs version features a great roll that sounds awesome and is a really good workout for your thumb. The Backup arrangement has some standard Scruggs fare and features some great walks that help lead the ear from one chord change to another. The Melodic arrangement is pretty flashy and includes a bit of single string style mixed in as well. If you like that melodic sound and are up for a challenge, then this one is for you!

  • Banjo Dooley Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    Dooley is a fantastic beginner/intermediate tune that helps teach the MTMT roll pattern. The thumb drops down to the second string a lot. This roll sounds great and is really good th...

    Banjo Dooley Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Dooley Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    This melodic version of Dooley has lots of long strings of notes and is great for working on your melodic style flow. Practice slow with backing tracks to get it clean.

    Banjo Dooley Melodic Style
  • Banjo Dooley Backup Style

    Backup Style

    This is a straightforward backup arrangement of Dooley that gives you lots to work with down-the-neck. Swap out licks for cool variation!

    Banjo Dooley Backup Style