A Complete Course on CD
Here's a powerful course in which one of America's greatest bluegrass mandolinists teaches all the major styles, from the traditional blues-based innovations of Bill Monroe to contemporary "newgrass" instrumentals. Beginners and experienced pickers alike will find these lessons a powerful tool for developing mandolin repertoire and technique.
Sam Bush starts you off with some easy tunes, covering essentials such as how to hold the instrument, correct pick technique and the secret of unlocking the "power" in your right arm. He introduces increasingly more complex pieces, along with improvisational techniques for creating exciting solos.
Each of the six CDs is a full hour in length, and includes runs, intros, endings, and rhythm parts, as well as a full repertoire of essential tunes and techniques. You'll be learning to play complete bluegrass instrumentals, including: Old Joe Clark, B'ile Them Cabbage Down, Soldier's Joy, Liberty, Banks Of The Ohio, Weavin' Way, Turkey In The Straw, Dusty Miller, John Henry, All The Good Times, Nine-Pound Hammer, Billy In The Low Ground, Sugarfoot Rag, Dill Pickle Rag, East Virginia, Blackberry Blossom, Other Side Of Baker, Oconee, Poor Richard's Blues, Good Woman's Love.