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Happy Birthday

Daniel October 18, 2021

Introduction:

On average, it comes around once per year. Your birthday!

Here we are going to learn a basic arrangement of the melody for Happy Birthday, just using one string.

The Video Lesson:

Notes:

  • This arrangement is designed for one string, which means you can play it on any string (as long as you play the whole song on just one string)
  • Your picking hand can rest on the strings if you’re playing this on the high E
  • Use your dots to help find the right frets
  • This song is broken up into four parts – practice each on it’s own before combining
  • The tab for the song is below:
E|--0-0-2-0--5-4--|--0-0-2-0--7-5--|--0-0-12-9--5-4-2--|--10-10-9--5-7-5--|
B|----------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------|
G|----------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|----------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------|
A|----------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------|
E|----------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------|