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, […]
Here is a great old time fiddle tune. My version can be viewed in the video below. Stay posted for slowed down parts and tabs so you can play it at your local jams. Interesting tune starting on A then going to G, so some A mixolydian gets played. Also the B part goes to […]
Below is a video I created using Sony Vegas. The song is Salt Creek, a traditional fiddle tune, I play rhythm guitar and lead mandolin. I plan on having Jenna Mobley, a great fiddle player in town record over this, giving it that high and lonesome sound. The slideshow was an experiment of sorts. So […]
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 […]
Here is a performance video where I play an arrangement of Ragtime Annie that I learned from listening to Doc Watson. It is a fun song to play and sounds great with a fiddle player. Doc’s playing is a major influence in the way I play the guitar.
Using songs seems to be the most fun, and in turn, the most useful way to teach beginning concepts. I have chosen, “Red Haired Boy,” as the first song I will focus on. It is a traditional instrumental tune that is often played at jam sessions. It also translates well to many instruments. Below is […]