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Gillian Welch "Dear Someone"

Lesson description: Gillian Welch's Time (The Revelator)is a masterpiece on par with any of the great classic songwriters. This tune, which serves as a little palette cleanser on the album, is a precious digression into a barbershop quartet/duet kind of thing. There's major to minor shifts, diminished lifts, and some fluid chromatic dips, all executed in the magically smooth way that only those two can do.

Unlike the other songs on the record, Gillie and Dave harmonize through the entire melody, presenting a unique challenge to anyone like myself who is intent on arranging it. Luckily, the tempo is quite slow, which gives you plenty of time to maneuver your fingers into position to recreate the dual ghostly voices.

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Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.