Learn the melody to Scarborough Fair in video 1 above and view the Scarborough Fair fingerstyle guitar lesson at video 2 below.
Play the Scarborough Fair Melody on Guitar in Video 1
In video one of this Scarborough Fair fingerstyle guitar lesson (above) I will teach you how to play the melody to this traditional English song. I think Scarborough Fair has a beautiful melody. A melody is when you play one after the next.
In this video guitar lesson, I explain that the melody uses the Dorian Mode. Like I mentioned in the video, if you play the the Major Scale from the 2nd degree to the 2nd degree again, you will be playing the Dorian Mode. One thing I forgot to mention is that the formula for the Dorian Mode ends up being: 1,2,b3,4,5,6,b7. If you would like more help with this, consider donating to become a supporter with Skype lessons and we can go over it on Skype or Google Hangouts.
Learn How to Play the Fingerstyle Part of Scarborough Fair on Guitar in Video 2 Below
Below in video 2, I will take you measure by measure through the the fingerstyle guitar part to Scarborough Fair. You could put a capo at fret 7 if you wanted this arrangement to sound more like Simon and Garfunkel’s version. I played it at capo 2 in video 1 because that key is more suited to my voice. If you don’t have a capo, here is a link to the capo I use, the Kyser Capo. Make sure you get the correct capo for your guitar!
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