Danny Boy

6 Second Summary

Overview

Written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913, and set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”, Danny Boy is a classic piece, with beautiful tones of longing and professed true love. Recorded heavily during the WWII years, its melody symbolized the separated hearts of lovers, as people exported abroad for the war effort.

Follow Along with the Sheet Music

This course teaches using the Belwin's Guitar Method 1 book. If you'd like to have the guitar tablature (so you can hold the book in your hands and follow along by reading the sheet music), then follow this link to purchase the book: here


Practice Tips

Be mindful of your tempo, allowing the notes to resonate for their full value

Fret the notes by placing your fingertip as close behind the fret as possible (though you can be slightly further behind if your hand stretch is limited)

Maintain proper finger-to-fret assignment (1st fret for the 1st finger, 2nd fret for the 2nd finger, and so on)

Use your fingertips rather than fingerpads

Key Takeaways

Musically apply the initial notes of the G string


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