April 2014 Posts

Man of Constant Sorrow on Mandolin!

Mandolin- Man of Constant Sorrow
It's finally here! Click on the link below to see the performance! This is a very bluesy, Monroe-style break in the key of G that is going to get folks' toes a tappin'. If you own a mandolin, this is one that you have to know how to play, because someone

June Apple Melodic Banjo!

Banjo- June Apple
Click on the link below to hear this one! This one is just a lot of fun to play. We're going to play in the key of "A," but we're not gonna use a capo! This is a melodic-filled version of "June Apple" that you're not gonna be able to put down! It's defini

June Apple on Guitar!

Guitar- June Apple
Click on the link below to hear this classic tune! Most bluegrass flatpickin' tunes are played out of G, C, or D positions, so I thought we'd change it up a bit. June Apple is in the key of A myxolodian, but we're going to play it without a capo! I really

June Apple on Mandolin!

Mandolin- June Apple
Click on the link below to see the performance! This tune is just flat out fun to play! It's in the key of "A," but it's in the myxolodian mode which means there's a little twist to the sound. I know you're gonna love it! Check out the lesson and rhythm t

Beaumont Rag on Banjo!

Banjo- Beaumont Rag
Click the link below to see the performance of this tune! Tired of pickin' in G? Good...me too, so this week we're gonna learn Beaumont Rag in the key of C using some Scruggs-style licks. I really like the B part, where we'll really employ those inside ro
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