“Greensleeves” – English Folk Song

Below is the lesson for “Greensleeves”.

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A timeless melody from the 16th century that has been lyrically adapted many times over, most notably with the Christmas carol, “What Child Is This?”. This arrangement lends itself to being quite versatile, in that it can be fingerpicked using different approaches. For example: using only your thumb, three fingers, or four fingers.

Another thing that’s interesting about this arrangement, is that many of the melody notes fall onto strings 4 and 3. This is very unique, because most fingerstyle arrangements place the melody note on string 1. Therefore, this arrangement will offer a good amount of practice in playing the lower pitched strings.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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