Off She Goes
Arranged for Mountain Dulcimer Players in D-A-d Tuning

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VideoAbout the Lessons

1. Demo First Steve plays the song through both in the D-A-A and D-A-d tuning, so you can get familiar with the melody.
2. Melody,
High Octave
When we play this tune in the higher octave it is more linear and bagpipe-like. 
3. Lower Octave,
A Part
First we learn to play the A part of this tune in the lower octave. 
4. Lower Octave,
B Part
And then we learn to play the B part of this tune in the lower octave. 
5. Chords Let's look at the chords and take note of a repeating pattern which can help us learn and memorize them. 
6. Using the Slide to Play the Snap We "woodshed" the slide articulation in order to play the Scottish "snap" in this tune. 
7. Ornamented! In this lesson, we explore some key ornaments that really get this tune dressed up for the wedding! 
8. Higher Octave Chorded Melody We conclude this lesson series with a chorded melody version...now you are ready to get all fancied up with this tune and play it for a celebration! 

PDFTablature

  • D-A-d: Flat-picked Style & Chords

Music GlobeExtras

  • Lyrics to Mairi's Wedding

  • Video of Performance by the 2009 Irish Folk Band of the Year, the High Kings

  • MP3 back-up tracks

AnimationAnimations

  • D-A-d: Flat-picked Style & Chords, Part A
  • D-A-d: Flat-picked Style & Chords, Part B

Mobile Devices

  • D-A-d: Flat-picked Style & Chords, Part A
  • D-A-d: Flat-picked Style & Chords, Part B
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