April 2015 Posts

Mandolin Bag O Licks: Endings and Rhythm Licks!

Mandolin- Bag O' Licks- Endings
Click on the link below to watch part 1 for free! In this lesson, I teach several closed ending/rhythm licks and show how to play them in any key/position. No matter where you find yourself on the mandolin neck, you've got some tools in your belt!

Forked Deer on Drop D Guitar!

Guitar- Forked Deer
Click on the link below to hear my version! This ol' fiddle tune is in "D" and we're gonna learn to play it in Drop D tuning (which is a lot of fun, by the way). The first A & B parts are the basic melody, while we spice up the 2nd ones.

Banjo 104: Forward Rolls with Boil Dem Cabbage Down!

Banjo 104- Learning Forward Rolls- Boil Dem Cabbage Down
Click on the link below to hear this tune/exercise! Do you know your forward roll? What finger does it start with? Which strings? Well, you're about to find out! This is another foundational lesson for folks learning the banjo. We'll learn the classic tun

Advanced Blackberry Blossom on Mandolin!

Mandolin- Blackberry Blossom- Advanced
This is a remake of my 2008 YouTube tutorial. Besides getting a haircut and purchasing decent cameras, there are lots of other additions. I wasn't limited to 10 minutes, so this is about a 20 minute lessons that concentrates on the technique or playing th

Intermediate Blackberry Blossom on Mandolin!

Mandolin- Blackberry Blossom- Intermediate
Click on the link below to hear this tune! This is the first of two lessons I have for you this week on mandolin! I have many, many requests to go back and remake my old popular YouTube videos, and Blackberry Blossom is one of the most common. So, I've re
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