Below is a video of me playing a riff in the likes of Levon Helm. Best know for his drumming and singing with The Band, Levon also contributed some fantastic mandolin work.
Enjoy! My advice is to take off running with this idea, just like all the others I have taught here. I call this, “making it your own.” Hints: This riff can be applied to many songs, songs in the key of E or over an A7 chord. This lesson is also a great practice for “double-stops,” and rhythm playing. The tabs are at the bottom of this post.