Watch the SECTION 1: Playing over C online guitar lesson by Jimmy Heffernan from Dobro Handbook

Okay, now that we have the basics covered, it's time to start making some music! In this first section, we will be working in the key of C. We'll first learn how to play the C major scale on the dobro.

We will then start learning some licks to start building your vocabulary. We will learn licks for the C9 chord and C major seventh chord, and I'll also show you what I refer to as the most common dobro lick.

You will find these licks to be a lot of fun to play, easy to learn, and very useful. We will also start to work with thumb syncopation, blocking and pull offs, the flat five, hitting notes around the chord, and everybody's favorite, a little chicken picking!