Lesson 5: The Minor Twins (Part 1)

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In This Lesson

  • Meet the Minor Twins
  • Discover a new world of harmony!
  • Learn a song that uses these twin chords (Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep)

SCORE AND AUDIO

The Minor Twins (Part 1)

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So far you’ve played songs in major keys only,  Now get ready to explore the darker, moodier sound of minor-key songs!  Meet the Minor Twins:

bu c6 B7 Em

 

Practise the following exercises until you can change smoothly between the chords.  Tip: when changing chord, focus on the first (i.e. index) finger of the left hand.  Think of it as your “guide finger.”  If it finds its place, the other fingers will likely follow.

Exercises

bu 5 ex c6

 

Oh, Mary Don't You Weep

Put the Minor Twins to use in this gospel favourite.

Oh, Mary Don't You Weep (CD Track 9)

bu 5 oh mary dont you weep c6

 

2. Mary had three links of chain
On every one was Jesus’ name
Pharoah’s army got drownded
Oh, Mary don’t you weep.

3. Moses stood on the Red Sea shore
Smote the water with a two-by-four
Pharoah’s army got drownded
Oh, Mary don’t you weep.

4. One of these days about 12 o’clock
This old world is gonna rock
Pharoah’s army got drownded
Oh, Mary don’t you weep.


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