January 2015 Posts

Red Wing on Mandolin! Basic Melody and Advanced!

Mandolin- Red Wing
Click the link below to hear my version! There are two tabs in this lesson. We'll start with a brief overview of the basic melody, then expand it to an advanced version of this classic fiddle tune in "G." Don't forget to download the mp3 rhythm tracks at

Swing Guitar Chord Shapes- 6th, 7th, Diminished, Minor!

Guitar- Swing Chord Shapes
Click on the link below to hear these chords used in Faded Love! Katy Lou drops by the Pickin' Parlor to teach us some vital swing chord shapes. We'll learn two each of 6th & 7th chord shapes, then a minor and diminished shape. Finally, we'll apply it to

Shady Grove on Banjo!

Banjo- Shady Grove
Click on the link below to hear my version! This version is in D minor, but don't let that scare you! It's no big deal! Most of the Shady Grove versions I've heard are in clawhammer style, so I figured we needed a good 3-finger style to play at jams. This

Shady Grove on Mandolin!

Mandolin- Shady Grove
Click on the link below to here my version! We tackle this tune in a build-a-break fashion where we begin with the basic melody, then add slides, harmonies, and licks to create a killer solo! This version is in D minor and is a lot of fun to play!

Doc Watson Style Shady Grove on Guitar!

Guitar- Shady Grove- Doc Watson Style
Click on the link below to hear this tune! We'll first strip it down to the basic melody, then add some hammer-ons before diving into Doc's version. Three different speeds of guitar rhythm tracks are also included with the tabs!
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