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Lessons in This Class

20 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. 4 Green Belt Intro

    • 2. Green Belt Kata

    • 3. Aunt Rhody Lesson

    • 4. Aunt Rhody Slow

    • 5. Aunt Rhody Performance

    • 6. Ode Part 2 Lesson

    • 7. Ode Part 2 Slow

    • 8. Ode Full Performance

    • 9. Long Long Ago Lesson

    • 10. Long Long Ago Slow

    • 11. Long, Long Ago Performance

    • 12. Jingle Bells Lesson

    • 13. Jingle Bells Slow

    • 14. Jingle Bells Performance

    • 15. Amazing Grace Lesson

    • 16. Amazing Grace Slow

    • 17. Amazing Grace Performance

    • 18. Happy Birthday Lesson

    • 19. Happy Birthday Slowly

    • 20. Happy Birthday Performance

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About This Class

Hello, and welcome to Violin Karate! If you've never played violin before but you'd like to learn, you're in the right place! This course will set you up well to continue your studies of classical violin, fiddle, pop, rock, jazz or any style of violin you'd like to play. With 16 bite-sized lessons and example videos in this belt course, you can level up your violin skills in just a few, fun minutes a day!

In Green Belt, you will learn how to play: Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Ode to Joy (Full Theme), Long, Long Ago, Jingle Bells and Amazing Grace. New in this belt level - the Happy Birthday song!

Acclaimed multi-style violin and fiddle teacher Caroline McCaskey has decades of experiences starting beginners of all ages in a fun and engaging way, and setting them up for success in a lifetime of music making. Her background and training in the Suzuki method, teaching students ages 2 to 85, means she knows what WORKS. Rather than inundate you with absolutely everything there is to know, Caroline shows you only what you need to get you up and running. Violin can be difficult - why make it confusing by showing you stuff you don't need? (Of course if you have questions, be sure to ask!)

**There are no filler lectures or boring exercises in this course - learn everything you need to know by playing songs!** If you look forward to practicing, you're more likely to do it!

This course is great if you:

- Have never played the violin before, and want to make sure you're getting the best possible start with a seasoned, certified, yet FUN teacher!

- Already play a little bit, and are looking for a bunch of fun songs to play that are appropriate for your level

- Have always wanted to play the violin, but decided lessons were too expensive. (Private lessons with Caroline or other experienced teachers are $80/hour or more - this course is a bargain!)

Disclaimer: please note, this course is not designed to teach you how to do karate with your instrument. (We do not condone violin violence.) The belt system is used here simply as a fun framework to measure all the progress you'll be making!

Let's start playing today! See you inside!

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Caroline McCaskey

Fiddler, Educator, Goofball



In demand as both a teacher and performer, Caroline spends her weekdays teaching Suzuki violin and fiddle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weekends find her gigging with the contra dance band StringFire! and making YouTube videos playing the musical saw. She is the founder of AltStrings, LLC, which strives to make non-classical string instrument education accessible to classical musicians and students everywhere through books, sheet music, videos, and scholarships.

Caroline grew up playing the fiddle with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and has been involved teaching at Fiddlekids Day Camp for over a decade. She also teaches cello and musical saw at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. She is the author of "How to Read Bass Clef on the Piano: A Mu... See full profile

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1. 4 Green Belt Intro: welcome to violent karate for greenbelt this'll courses part for in an eight part series designed to take you from zero to Violin Hero and this course we will be learning to play five songs, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Go to Joy, the full theme this time long, long ago, Jingle Bells and Amazing Grace, as well as the tools and techniques required to play these songs. Song based learning is one of the most fun and accessible ways to learn an instrument, and you'll be up and running in no time course works like this. Each song has a lesson video in which I teach you the notes and the Boeing's of the song and I invite you to participate by copying me. I also provide clarifying information as we go, just to make sure that you're on the same page. Second, there's a slow version of the song in which you can attempt to play the entire song through with me. Finally, there's a performance version of the song, which may be taken as a goal for the song or simply to be watched and listened to for enjoyment. Also, you'll find a PdF with every single note that we learned in this course underclass project , so let's get started 2. Green Belt Kata: um uh huh. - Theo . Uh, Theo. Theo, Welcome to green belts. As you can see, this belts kata is more difficult. It's a two active scale instead of the one doctor of scales that we've been doing in past belts. This is a G major to octave scale, arpeggio and scale in thirds. Let's give it a try. The first active, which starts on the open G string, is the same as A and D. So you can literally move your hand over and Klopp your fingers down and it'll work. Now when we get to the A and e strings, things become more difficult. We've actually changed the placement of our second finger. In the past, we've had our second finger buddies with our third finger. But on the A and E string in the key of G major, your second finger is going to be buddies with your first finger instead. In the past, we've had a space between one and two. You're actually going to put your to in that space. Now, be careful. It doesn't push your first finger back. Your first finger should stay where it's always been, and so should your third and fourth when we get up the scale, we're going to go a one low to three e one low, too. And if you're having a question about what that should sound like, you can match it with your open G string. They're pretty far away, but they should sound similar. Uh, just like the G in between. They're in different octaves, which is why some sound low and some sound high. But they're all named G, so they should all sound similar. Okay, let's give this a try. I will talk you through it. The first octave is going to be G one high 23 That's what we're gonna call our old to position is high, too. G one high to three d one high 23 Let's do that much. Ready? Go. G o your three d on Uh, 23 on When we switch to a one, touch your two up against your one than structure three. A one low to three switch to e do the same thing. But this time we're going to stop on two because his name is G like that. Now you may have to check at the angle of your elbows. Correct? because if your elbow is in the wrong place, it may be difficult or even impossible to get your second finger, the tip of your second finger next to your first finger. But give it a try. And if it doesn't work, just try swinging your elbow until you find the right spot for it. Let's try coming back down. We're going to go low to 14 We're still gonna walk 23 and we're gonna walk too low to just make sure you pull your to back and then tuck your one. Let's try that much to go to one for in the A string three back here to your one. Stretch out your four. We're going to the D String three on your to pull back your one stretcher for, uh, back your three tuck your Teoh. One G, Now you're arpeggio is going to be the same on the lower active as well. Open to open three. Then it's gonna be the opposite fingers on the second octave because starting on the third finger you're going to use your odd numbered fingers instead of open and two you're going to use three and one. So we go on the bottom octave open to on the G string D three on the D string one and three on the a string and just low two on the east ring. So we're going to go g to d three. Ready? Uh, then we're going to go 13 and then leave your one there so you can find your too. But you're gonna have to swing your elbow back. Let's try one and three on a A on low Teoh. Let's do the same notes coming back down. 231 Ready? Good. 13 Teoh G. 3. Aunt Rhody Lesson: go tell Aunt Rhody is going to take place on the E and a strings. We're gonna go ahead and put our second finger on the A string. And it goes 2 to 1. A A or seizure C sharp, B A. Okay, like this. Take care that the rhythm goes long. Short, short. Long long. Ready. Set. Go. Then we're going to put our one back down. One one, 21 A or B B C sharp. Be a ready set. Go. Then we're going to switch to E and go e he three were walking to three and then tuck your to to to like this. Let's try this part again. E e three to two. Ready? Go. Yeah, We're going to finish it out with one A one to a And there's something very special to do with your finger there. You're going to go one a 12 And as you're playing the two, you're gonna pop. You're one up in the air. That way we don't hear it. Here's what it should sound like. If you don't pop your one, you might get a sound like this. A If you listen carefully, you could hear to what? A Because we tend to do things with our fingers and order. If we don't on purpose, do things out of order. So we're going to go one a one to pop your one and then pick up your to so that we don't hear your first finger where it doesn't belong. So let's go for E E. Three to to one a one to pop one a. Let's try to be ready. Go, go, Teoh, I'll say the fingers, Bram. Ready? Go E three Thio Thio Want a want Teoh A. Let's try the whole a part. I'll let you know about the fingers. Go ahead and put one into on the A string. Really go to Teoh 112 Want a switch to ego e e Teoh to one a wanted Teoh, the middle of Go tell Aunt Rhody has some interesting things with the boat. The first half of it, you're going to use a lot of both so that it's loud and in the second half you're going to use just a little bit, so it's soft. But be sure to lighten up the pressure that you're using. If you squish the sound you're going to hear like that. So first, we're going to use a lot of. But remember, we're not pressing. We're just covering a lot of ground. We're going to go 2 to 3 e e. Try that with a lot of boat ready. Teoh? Yeah, than 11 e 32 We're gonna do the same thing. Walking down. Ready? Go! What? One E o. All right, let's put that whole loud part together. 2 to 3 e e 11 e three to Let's try it. Ready? Go! Thio Thio three e 11 e Teoh. All right, Now we're gonna do almost exactly the same thing. But with just a little bit of both. 2 to 3 e e 11 e and I was gonna hang out on E. Let's try it. Ready? Go! Thio Thio 11 e! Okay, the whole middle part. Let's try it. Nice and allowed to begin. Ready? Go! Thio! Thio three one one e Teoh Soft Teoh. Yeah. What? I want 4. Aunt Rhody Slow: Okay, let's try. The whole thing will give you the fingers as we go. The structure of Go tell Aunt Rhody is a part than be part. Then we go back to the a part again. That means we do the first line. We do the second line and then we do the first line again. Second finger ready. Here we go. Thio Thio One a 11 e Teoh T e E t 01 a a Want Teoh loud Thio Thio He's 11 e three Teoh softly Teoh me 11 e back to the beginning to to one e one e Teoh He Thio Thio. 5. Aunt Rhody Performance: Theo Way. Theo way , Theo. 6. Ode Part 2 Lesson: the second half of Ode to Joy goes into the G string, which is why we've saved until now. Here is how it goes way. Hopefully you recognized the end of it. The second half is the same as the first ending. So we're going to start on the D string and we're going to go 112 d or E e f sharp d. Let's give it a try. Uh, we're going to go. 1232 D or E G F. Shirt D. Ready? Go. Uh, straight again. A little bit slower. Ready? Go. Uh, remember for these fast notes that you want your finger first, then your boat each time, even when it's faxed, Still holds. Okay from the beginning. 112 deep. 1232 Ready? Go Then we have another part. It's very similar to what we just played. 123 to 1 d Ready Go The first time it goes. 1232 Then straight to D this time ago. 123 to 1 d, Then we go 11 So we have one on the D string. One in the G string up on your happened your first thing, you're ever gonna pick it up and you're a swing your elbow forward so you can reach the G Street. I wouldn't recommend reaching forward for any of your straightness. You want the shape of your fingers to be the same on each string, and to do that you want to swing your elbow. So 112 deep. 1232 deep. 12321 deep 11 Let's try that much so far from one. Ready e Go 11 Now this is the part where we get to have a note that's a little bit longer than it was before. Have you seen your music? It's got according tied to another quarter note. We're going Teoh, Hold that note for twice as long as according to its equal to a hash it. But it doesn't look like Ah, a thin were often running with the a part. So, um, after our way have or two on the D string? I A like that. Okay, let's try the whole second half of Ode to Joy from 112 D. Ready set! Go way one Teoh 11 Teoh one Teoh 7. Ode Part 2 Slow: one to here. Way. 2nd 1 Teoh. Okay, one way. 8. Ode Full Performance: way. Uh, wait a 9. Long Long Ago Lesson: the bowling for a long, long ago by th Bailey goes long, short, short, long, Short, short. Long, Short, short. Long Like that. So what's gonna happen is you're going to use a lot of Bo. Hey, And then you go to use only half that amount for a short short. Then you're going to do it again. But your longbow is going to take you back to the front. Then short short, you get returned back there again Long? Sure, sure. Let's give it a try. We're going to go a a 12 Ready. Here we go. Wait again. Ready? Go. Hey, Theo, We're going to repeat to and go to three e very here. Ego. When we put it together, it goes like this. Then we're going to go one e on the eastern and then to so f sharp e seizure like that. Ready? Go. Alright, let's try from the beginning. So they're ready. Here we go. Way one. Now we're going to go in a scale. E 321 walking from 3 to 1 on the A strings of e 321 They were going to go three unlocked down to a three to Seo. Let's play. There's too little sections again. We're gonna go E 3 to 1 than 3 to 1 a Ready. Go. 13 go. Let's try the whole first line. Ready? Here we go. E 01 three Teoh 13 Teoh, The second line is very similar to the first line. It goes a a 12 to 3 e one e two exactly the same way the first line did. It also goes e 321 But then, instead of starting a second scale from three, it's gonna go to two and go to one a like this for me. E three Teoh a Teoh. You end up holding the A at the end for a long time instead of having your 321 A You're just gonna go to one a. Let's play the 1st 2 lines beginning. Ready? Here we go. A what issue? 23 one Teoh e three Teoh Along three Go three. Teoh won a second line just like the beginning. A Teoh one e two back to you, Thio Thio. Now we're going to do a circle bill or a retake so we dio Then we're going to pick up our boat. What's basically an up bow in the air? Just have to be an actual circle. In fact, it shouldn't be a round circle. It should just be a way to get from where you were in the bow to where you need to be in the boat. That's all of this. So a a when you come back here. So we were able to do it. Jambo for lying. Three. This is we've done in a part we've done in a prime part, which is what we call it a part that's slightly different. Now we're doing a B part, totally different. And then the last line will be in a prime part again. It's identical tow line to. So why in three this is a really different material. We're going to go e 321 just like we did in the middle, right? E three, Teoh one. Now we're gonna hop our first finger over to the D string and go 11 now, leaving that down, we're gonna put our third finger on the a string and go three Teoh one, Let's do it again. It happens twice in this be part that's all that be. Part is, it goes E 3 to 1. Hop 113 to 1 a. It happens once nice and loud and once kind of soft. Let's try it the loud way and in the software ready E 3211 Back up to third finger on a three Teoh, we're gonna do it softly. Use less bow e me dio e hop 11 your one there will you put your 33 to I want. And of course, the fourth line is the same as second line. So let's try all the way through long, long ago. Ready? Go Want Teoh one e Teoh e o Teoh three Teoh Second line a one Thio thio three e one Teoh e three Thio thio one a circle bow or retake Ready e 321123 Teoh, quietly Go three Teoh three Teoh one Last lying Go Teoh three one Teoh 10. Long Long Ago Slow: 12 Ready? Go, Theo! Way! Theo! Theo! Theo! Theo! Way, Theo! 11. Long, Long Ago Performance: Theo, I think. 12. Jingle Bells Lesson: Jingle Bells is a fun thing to be able to play around the holidays. You can surprise your family and friends with your newfound violin skills. We're going to put our first finger on the a string that we're gonna go B B B B B B This is obviously the perfect Jingle Bells, Theo. Then we're going to go 133 So we're gonna have our one on the a string that we're going to go three on the A That hop 23 on the deep. 133 Let's try Fredricka. Let's try it again. 133 Really? And on the A string a one really a strike 133 a one. Really, Theo, Here's our first quarter of the Jingle Bells Chorus. Now we're gonna put our second finger right next to our first finger because we have a low to That's R C. Natural note. Tiu Tiu Tiu 2211111 We have to do about a whole bunch of times to match the words. So on the C note it goes, Oh, what fun it is. Then we When you switch to the next word, you switch to your next finger to ride in a one. Then we switch to a So we're gonna try on C o. What fun it iss really set? No. Such to your first finger to ride in a one. You go, Then we have a a one a three. Ready set. Three The horse open sleigh. Hey, let's try this part from 2222211111 a one a three straight. Really, Theo! All right, then we have the first quarter again. Jingle bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way 111111133 a one. Let's try it, Theo. Then the last quarter is gonna be very similar to the second quarter. 222221111 And then it's gonna switch a little bit. So we're gonna do Oh, Teoh. Now we're gonna switch to make the ending 33 to a three. Let's try Teoh. That was our chorus. Now let's give the versa Try dashing through the snow So this is open D one on the a string a a three un de a t ah de one a three de let's try. Go in a one horse open. That's gonna be the same notes again. Ah, the string at one a three sleigh is gonna be one instead, let's try dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh from D. Ready, Dio 31 Okay. Or the fields we go. We're gonna leave that one there were gonna go one two on the A string. This is a low two. You're gonna put it right next to your first finger of 1 to 1. You're gonna move your one over to a 1 to 1 A. Let's try that, Teoh. Now, this song has both kinds of second fingers and it we've had a low to on the a string we're gonna have high to on the d string So low to one a high too. Because in this key, which is G major, we have a c natural, but we have an f sharp so we don't get to put your second finger's in the same spot on the a string It's low on the d string That's high. So we have one Teoh hi to you. Let's try that again. One low to one a and then on the D String heights. You ready? Here we go. Way, then we're gonna go back to the A string and backs Where? Low second finger 33 to a one. Ready. Here we go. Okay, so we have dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh or the fields we go laughing all the way. Here's our Ha ha ha! A thing is pretty cool. This involves moving our first finger, which we haven't done yet. So we have three on the D string, and then we have one on the D string, its regular spot, and then we're gonna scoot it back. You can move your whole hand toe below your first finger tape. The name of that note is e flat. We took her E and we made it flat. Ah, ah ah. Because try ha ha ha. And then we're gonna in Dundee because that's where it starts over against a three and one , a low one. Open D and all right, then we have bells on bobtail ring. Do you want a three D? Do you want a 31? It's the same notes as it was in the first quarter of the verse. Except this time we don't do so many bows to match the word. So D j a m m making spirits bright dio a one Then we have 1 to 1 a just like we did before . But this time we're not going to go to the f sharp on the Eastern. We're gonna stay on a because we're gonna go one Teoh 3333 e three low, too. A a three, Uh, saying santina e 32 A and three on the D string. So for e three Teoh you and then a three on and then oh, which is your third figure on the A strand And they get to start over Jingle bows, Jingle Bells All right? 13. Jingle Bells Slow: ready. Set, Go. 111111 e way! Lo Teoh 31 Wait! Three Do a circle bow here de one a three d Really Thio Thio a high Teoh three, 331 out back Lola D A one Teoh one A e three low to a 303 and you can repeat jingle bones. 14. Jingle Bells Performance: Theo, I think. 15. Amazing Grace Lesson: for Amazing Grace, we're going to introduce something called Slurs. This is when you take more than one note in the same boat direction without stopping your bow. For example. In our scale, we can play open one, 23 like that. And here we're going to do a bow on D three, never going to slur together one and three. So for May Z ing Grace. So we're gonna have one on the A string and three on the D string. We're going to start up boat, and we're going to slur. So you want to try to get one and 31 on the A string and three on the D string in the same up boat? If you want for starters to practice, you can go one up a on the tip your over Go three up and we call this a stop bow or a hook bow or a slurred staccato. It's got a lot of names, but anyway, it's really great to practice slurs when you first start, so you can go and then try to do it without stopping your boat just kind of smoothly tip your bow over so we're gonna go D three 13 So you're gonna leave your three? They're gonna pull your one back. So it's on the a string. Find the right elbow angle for you so that you have your third finger not touching the A strict. But you've got your one pulled back, and you can reach them both at the same time. Ideally, you should be able to play if you can tip your bow. So that's getting both strings. You can play them both at the same time. This is called a double stop. Okay, we're gonna go d three and then slur 13 Ready a bogo. Ah! Slur. 131 a three. Ah, one on destroying a a d three 131 a 31 D. This is the beginning of Amazing Grace. Let's give it a try. Ready, D Ah! 1313 a. All right. The second quarter of amazing Greece starts the same way. D three 131 A. This time we're gonna hold 1/3 finger on the A's drinks. Let's give it a try. D three. This is the second quarter of Amazing Grace. Ready? Go! The third quarter of Amazing grace. Those 13 Another slur I once Theo and the song you may notice all of our slurs are going to be up. Pose just for practice sake. So we're going to go 13 Yunnan fo and then three and a down bow ready Theo thing. We're going to do our old friend 131 on the A string three on the D string. Come back to one. So we put that part together. 133 131 Ready? Go the a And then on the D string 31 So let's run 1/3 quarter. 133 131 a three won t reading the string theory. Then finally, we have d three 131 a three, which is very much like the beginning. Let's try it. Just the end d three way, Theo. 16. Amazing Grace Slow: really set. Go, Teoh one want me? 133 13 a! 17. Amazing Grace Performance: 18. Happy Birthday Lesson: Welcome to your lesson on Happy birthday. This is a really exciting song to play in a tear by popular demand. So thank you for requesting the song. Okay, we're going to start on the D string, that's our third string. And we're going to play D, D one, D, like this. And let's give them a tray. D, D, n1, D for your first finger on D. Pick it up again. Ready? Go. Alright, let's do it once for D, D1, D0, the tough. By birth, they rarely go. And now we're going to have our third finger followed by our second finger. So we have 32, like this on the D string. Let's try three to put your third finger on the D-string. Ready? Go switch. Okay, let's do that again. That's to you. Three, to remedy go. Okay, let's try putting the whole first phrase together. D0, D1, D three to ready set. Go. Let's do it again. D, D one, D three. To remember your three can go down all by itself that are walking fingers for Twinkle. So we're going to have three all by itself than walk to two, DD 1D, 32 plus try. Ready, go. All right, that was the first phrase of those tricky go ahead and hit pause. Otherwise, let's do this second phrase. It starts out the same way. This is Happy birthday to you. You're going to start out the same exact way. D0, D1, D0. Let's play just that much. It looks like this. And let's try it. Ready go. And now we're going to play or open a string. We're gonna switch to a. And then we're going to have our third finger come down. So make sure your third finger is going to be ready. You're gonna kinda hover it over the strings. You're gonna play open a and then put your third finger down quickly. It looks like this. A three. So let's just try that. Open a string, third finger, MD, ready? Go, three. So that's how our second phrase ends. It's the same thing. D0, D1, D a, three. Let's see if we can get the string change in their SEC phrase. Go d y, d a. Three. Let's try that again. D0, d1, d2, d3. Ready go. Okay, let's back up and try from the beginning it goes D0, D1, D 32, then D0, D1, D0, a3. Let's get done. The tray beginning. Ready? Go. D 32. Same thing, D0, D1, and D0. A three. Okay, if that was tricky, go ahead and hit pause practice on your own. Otherwise, we're going to go onto the Happy birthday, dear, put your name in here. So that goes like this. D, d3. We're going to have our third finger on the a string. Now these notes should pretty much match. So your D-string is the note D. And this third finger on the a string is also the d is what we call one octave higher. If you play them together, they should sound like more or less the same note that will help you find where your third finger goes if you tend to hit a little bit too low or a little bit too high, matching it with your open D-string can help you find it. So we're going to try to D, D3 on the a string staff. Be very ready go. And you may have noticed that the first di is a little bit longer than the second D. We're gonna go along short three, this is how it's been since the beginning. I just wanted to point that out so we'll try again. It goes long, short three. Ready go. All right, next we're going to go to our first finger on the a string. Let's find that first finger on the a string and you go. Ok. Now we're going to try putting that little part together. We're gonna go D, D3, one around. Go. The Jamaica. Let's try again. D, D3 one, that's Happy Birthday. Ready, go. Then we're going to have do your name on the D string. We're going to go 321, like this. And you're gonna slow down a little bit. Do your name. This is how we sing. It makes it a little more dramatic. So bullets try that three to one. Ready go. Now we have to change this a little bit depending on who you're playing it for. So if you were going to play happy birthday to me, for example, My name is Caroline, so I would need to do a couple of bows on that second finger. So My name has three syllables, Kara line. The last syllable is going to be that first finger in all the other syllables are going to be on the second finger. So here's what I mean. Deer is your third finger. Care row is going to be on second finger. And then line is going to be on first finger. If you had a really long name, like let's say your name was john jacob jingle hammer Schmidt. You would have to say, whenever the last syllable is goes on that first finger, everybody else, you gotta cram into that second figure. So for right now we're just gonna play dear Your name and you can sort out whoever you're going to play this TV that figure out what their name is. Hopefully you know what their name is if you're playing them happy birthday. And then you can put in the number of notes accordingly on your effort. So on your second figure. So we're gonna go 321. Let's try that. Ready? Go there. Okay, backup and put that third phrase together. This is probably the most important phrase because it's the one with the big leap in indeed b31, and it also has the person's name in it. So we're gonna go and D, D3, one on the a string, and then three-to-one on the D string. Let's give it a try. Ready go. D-string. All right, let's do it one more time just to make sure that he go. Okay, if thou is tricky, hit pause, practice a little bit on your own. Otherwise this, the last phrase has something new in it that we haven't seen. I don't think since the G-Major scale, we're going to have a low second finger. Happy birthday to you. On the a string. This is our last phrase. We're going to put our second finger, not near a third finger, not squished together with three, but we're gonna squish it with our first finger instead. So if you have a tape where your first finger goes, you're gonna put your two right next to that tape, not on it where your first finger goes, but right next to it. So I've got my one and I've got my two right next to my one. So I'm going to play a load to that's what we call that low, too, low too. I'm gonna do it twice. Slightly different note than we've heard in most further songs. But we're going to go load to, load to one like this. All right, let's give that a try, see if you can find where your load two goes. If you have a lot of tension. And your second finger UNEP squishing too hard. Maybe drop your hands a little bit down. Not very much that you're having to reach up from the bottom. But if you normally play with very tall fingers, which is what I recommend, because our middle fingers are usually the longest, not for everybody, but almost everybody has some middle finger, the longest finger, it can be hard to squish it back like that. So play around with the angle of your hands, of your new swing your elbow a little bit. The angle of your hand. Play around with that until you can get your fingertips of your first, second finger to touch. So let's give that a try. We're gonna go low, too, low to one. Let's give it a try. Ready? Go. Alright, now whatever you've done to make that comfortable, We're going to swing onto the D string and we're going to go three, a back to three. So three on the D string. Let's give that a try. 300 East King ready, you've got a string. And back to three again. So I recommend leaving your third finger on the D string if you can, if you can have it down while you can still play or open a string, like kind of ringing the doorbell. As we did earlier in Lightly Row. You can have a finger down and still play the string above it. You're in good shape and we just haven't nearby. You don't need to leave it down, but it's a good idea not to go three a, and then you have to wait and find your three and everybody's waiting for you to play the last note to finish the song. So let's try this three a, but keep your three nearby and then back to three. So 383, ready go. That is Day to you. Let's try this last phrase. If I've gone too fast, I apologize, you can always rewind it and watch again. So we're going to have our low second finger. Load to, load to one than swing to 33. Let's give it a try. Low to then go one. Then three. A fax if three. Alright, let's try that last phase again. Find your low to right next to your first finger, your first fingers and the regular spot, don't let your to push it away should be ranked. They're trying to be nice and gentle with it if you're having a really force it, again, play with the angle of your hands so that you're more able to find a spot where your 12 can be comfortable with their fingertips touching. It might try it in the air for me, beached on your thumb like I'm doing here. So you kinda get the idea. And maybe the fingertips touch with the rest of the finger may not. Because again, your first drinker is not as long as your second finger here, so just play around with it until it's a little bit comfortable, so, okay, load to, load to 1383. Last phrase, hurry go. Read any play. Three, K, three. Okay, let's try the second half. This is the one with all the complicated notes in it. So we have happy birthday, dear Your name, Happy birthday to you. Second half of the song, d, d3, r1, then on the D string 321. And don't forget now that we've gone backwards here, this second finger on the D-string isn't as regular spot. We call that a high too before we've just called it a two, but now that we have two different 2s, so we have to call this guy heights you the where, the place where he's been, the version of your second finger than you know already. And then your load T2 is going to be low to, SO three, height to one for deer yourname, and then a low too on the a string. Let's give it a try. D, B31, three-to-one, ready? Set, go. 1321. And there's a big pause. Usually have lots of time to find you a low second finger. You can put it right next to universe finger two to one low tube, the A3. A3. Well, right, if you're ready to give this a try, playing it all the way through nice and slowly with me calling up the thinker numbers, I will see you in the next video. 19. Happy Birthday Slowly: Okay, are you ready to try to slow playthrough of Happy Birthday? Let's give it a try. We're going to start with our open D-string, D0, D1, D3 to d v one, d a3. Nice and slow. The go. Di, di, di, di, di. That's a three. D, d3, r1. Three on the a string, one on a, three-to-one on d, one. And then we're going to have a low two next to your first finger on the a string. Go TO three AND a three.