December 2014 Posts

Using the Pinky on Banjo with Wildwood Flower!

Banjo- Wildwood Flower
Click on the link below to hear my version! This is a basic version of "Wildwood Flower" in the Key of C, but we're going to play it in open G tuning and with no capo. This position often calls for accurate use of the pinky, which is what this lesson conc

Away in a Manger on Mandolin!

Mandolin- Away in a Manger
Click on the link to hear this solo! This is a basic version of a beautiful carol in the key of D. Besides the solo, I also teach the backup for two guitar solos.

Away in a Manger Fingerstyle Guitar!

Guitar- Away in a Manger- Fingerstyle
Click on the link below to hear the guitar/mandolin duet! This a beautiful fingerstyle guitar version of a classic Christmas carol. It's in "Drop-D" tuning and I actually have two different solos in this lesson, as well as learning the backup for the mand

Go Tell It on the Mountain on Banjo!

Banjo- Go Tell It on the Mountain
Click on the link below to see my version! I remember learning this tune as a kid, but only recently imagining it as a bluegrass tune. We'll learn a very basic "low" version that has some interesting single-string picking, then we'll move up the neck for
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