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You Are My Sunshine - Melody

  • Melody
  • Key   G
  • Tempo   100 bpm
  • Tuning   gDGBD

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This simple melody follows the syllables of the song as you would sing them. Pay close attention to the right hand fingerings. Learning to sing the words as you play them can greatly help with your memory and internalizing many musical elements naturally. Even if you're an experienced player start with the basic melody and memorize it. There's enough licks to create a wide variety of Scruggs and 3 finger style arrangements of this song. The 3 finger licks help us to begin to use all three fingers moving steadily and begin to roll and alternated between strings but at half the speed of what we normally think of as 3 finger AKA Scruggs style banjo playing. These will be great to check out if you are a beginner, and may give you new perspective and ideas on ways to play the banjo even if you are intermediate. Make sure to make listening part of practice. Listen to the entire song and to the licks using the focus feature. Every time you practice playing, you should also practice listening.

Tags: #folk music, #medium-tempo, #old time