The basic melody for this classic murder ballad Bury Me Beneath the Willow. Practice tip: Learn the lyrics for a verse or chorus of this song to get a good grasp on what the melody is.
This version of Bury Me Beneath the Willow is still fairly sparse but adds in some scalar lines to lead you into the important melody notes.
It’s all about that original melody! This is an important lesson in bringing out the song’s melody regardless of the other more soloistic element you’re playing. It gives the listener something to connect to.