Sandy River Belle for Dobro- Andy Ploof

Here is a fiddle tune tabbed out for the dobro. It lays out pretty well on the dobro, and even though it may not be a tune you are familiar with, it’s easy to hear and pick up at a slower tempo.

“Sandy River Belle” is a good melody for practicing hammers on the dobro. In the tablature, an “h” is used to indicate the hammer-on. The note before the “h” is picked, and you hammer or slap the slide onto the string at the fret indicated after the “h”. Tilt the slide into the string and only hit the string you are hammering.

“S” is used to indicate slides. Slides can be written like this: 2s4, where you start with the slide at the 2nd fret, pick the string at the beat the 2 is written at and then slide up to the 4th fret at the beat the 4 is written at; or slides can be written like this: s4, where you would pick and then immediately slide up a fret to the 4 at the beat it’s written at. The first type of slide should sound like two separate melody notes that are getting slurred together. The second type of slide is one melody note that is embellished. In this tune the slides are all like the 2nd example.

Sandy River Belle.tef


 G                         C                           C      D
 |    |    |    |   |   |   |    |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    
|----------------|--------2---0---|----------------|----------------|
|--------0-------|----------------|--------0-------|----------------|
|----0h2---------|2---0-----------|----0h2---------|2---0-----------|
|0h2-------------|----------------|0h2-------------|--------2---0---|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  
|----------------|--------2---0---|0---5-------5---|0---------------|
|--------0-------|----------------|--------5-----5-|--0-------------|
|----0h2---------|2---0-----------|----------------|----2---0-------|
|0h2-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| 

|0---s5--- 0-----|0---s9--7---5---|0---s5----0-----|0---5---s7------|
|--------5---0---|----------------|--------5---0---|--5-----s7------|
|--------------5-|----------------|--------------5-|--------s7------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|  

|0---s5--- 0-----|0---s9--7---5---|0---5-------5---|0---------------|
|--------5---0---|----------------|--------5-----5-|--0-------------|
|--------------5-|----------------|----------------|----2---0-------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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