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In the Garden - Melody

  • Melody
  • Key   G
  • Tempo   70 bpm
  • Tuning   GDAE

This melody sounds so good on mandolin. Almost like it was written just for it. The sweetness and tenderness of the song pairs perfectly with our favorite little instrument. Try and sing or speak the words as you play, especially if you are familiar with this classic hymn. After getting the arrangement down, you might want to check out the Bluegrass arrangement to add some more textures and embellishments..

Check out those accents! When you listen using the Tunefox player, can you hear how certain notes sound different? The ones that have a less than sign above them means you should play that note slightly louder. That symbol looks like this: ">". You could also think about it as playing the other notes a bit softer. When accenting a note, do not pick it so hard that you get a harsh tone. This control is hard to learn. You may need to use the focus feature to go a measure at a time, or play at a slower speed than usual when adding in this new technique. Make sure you can play the entire song in time before giving this a shot. Once you do start to get the hang of it, you'll notice something. The music is coming to life! Accents help give so much life and energy to the music. They can reinforce a melody and give great feeling and groove to the timing.