Below is a video of my arrangement of “Old Joe Clarke,” on one mandolin. This tune has been a staple in old-time jam sessions for over a hundred years. Although originally written for the fiddle this song is very accessible on all stringed instruments. For all you players out there, stay posted for guitar tracks, […]
This mandolin lends itself to playing melodies and rhythms with sustaining notes. This is part due to the oval hole, and part just good construction and tone. I like how it sounds on some traditional Irish tunes, below is a video with me playing The Temperance Reel. If people are interested I would be happy […]
Below are some tabs for some nice G runs that sound great in bluegrass music. I will post a video of me playing them, even without that the tabledit software makes it capable to listen to the Midi. I have them split into four exercises I discuss in more detail below. Ex 1. I took […]
Below is a video of my playing through some scales commonly used in mandolin music utilizing open strings.
Below is a video of me playing an arrangement of, “Whiskey Before Breakfast.” I am playing it full speed here. If there is interest I would be happy to post tabs. This tunes seems to come up a lot at jam sessions so it is a good one to have a simple lead part worked […]