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Lesson notes

Fare Thee Well, also known as Dink’s Song, has recently surfaced in the Coen Brother’s movie Inside Llewyn Davis. The soundtrack recording was done by Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac and this lesson looks at the two versions that were featured in the movie.

The main one was done in Open D Tuning and the ending version was done very simply in the key of G, more like the way Dave Van Ronk recorded it in the early 1960s.

The lesson is also done in a very traditional folk way, just handed down by word of mouth, no tab involved. A bit of a background in freestyle fingerpicking is necessary to get the feel that Marcus Mumford got in the open tuning, but the chord shapes are shown and explained very clearly.