October 2012 Posts

Black Mountain Rag for Mandolin in "A"!

How to Play Black Mountain Rag- Mandolin
Though this version is in the "basic" category, it works great for all cuz it's built for speed! Sure, it sounds great played at any speed, and any basic mandolin student can learn and master it. However, because of the arrangement, this one can be turned

FREE4ALL- Black Mountain Rag Guitar Lesson!

FREE4ALL- Black Mountain Rag Guitar Lesson!
This is one of my favorite pickin' tunes of all time, and I'm offering it free to everyone to celebrate the 6 month anniversary of the new site! It's actually the first flatpicking song I ever learned on guitar, but I'd be embarrassed to put that version

ADVANCED Banjo Solo for The Old Home Place!

ADVANCED Banjo Solo for The Old Home Place!
Apparently an intermediate banjo version of The Old Home Place didn't impress the local nursing home crowd too much, because I was immediately demanded to do a more advanced version for the upcoming Tuesday Bingo (TB for short) social. Well, here it is, a

"The Old Home Place" Intermediate Banjo Solo!

"The Old Home Place" Intermediate Banjo Solo!
I've taught this classic tune on guitar and mandolin, then some clever Gold Pick member said, "Hey dummy...why not the banjo?" I immediately thought, "I am a dummy." So, here's a great intermediate version that is sure to impress all the folks back at the
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