When the Saints (Go Marching In)
To cap off the musical applications of the 2nd string, here’s the great melody for When the Saints (Go Marching In); a classic of New Orleans culture, which has rightfully endured for generations.
With this jubilant melody, keep in mind your note clarity, fretting the frets with good placement (just behind the fret, whenever possible), and with your fingertips.
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
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
Apply the notes of the 2nd string in a musical way