Brown Eyed Girl - Tropical Shores Steel Drum Lessons

On today's lesson, we will be learning "Brown Eyed Girl". I'll be going over some simple tips on ways to play this song and fill it out with quotes, double s...

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Comment by Mike Cook on February 22, 2017 at 8:45am
Thanks! You mention "grace notes" (looked like E, Eb, D). Can you tell us more about grace notes (specific combos, when we might use them)?
Comment by brad shores on February 23, 2017 at 5:07am
Mike, I tend to use the grace notes, which are normally a half step under the target notes, on key parts of the melody or improv. But you don't want to overuse them.. they are like tabasco sauce, a little goes a long way. Think of the star spangled banner... if it was a jazz tune, i would consider using a grace note on the very first note i.e. just jazzes things up a bit
Comment by Mike Cook on February 23, 2017 at 5:16am

Thanks, Brad!  Makes sense.


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