The Sam Bush Mandolin Method [2 Discs] [DVD]

Package Description: In addition to being one of the world's greatest blue-grass musicians, Sam Bush is a clear and dynamic instructor. This terrific two-part series will help aspiring mandolin players improve their technical prowess, build repertoire and develop formidable musicianship on their instrument. Teaching traditional fiddle tunes, Bill Monroe-style instrumentals and his own compositions, Sam provides detailed instruction in pick technique, rhythm chopping, speed building, warm-up exercises, tremolo, improvised soloing and much more. You'll learn how to create variations on melodies, use drone strings for fiddle-like effects, employ crosspicking techniques for a smoother sound, and move up the neck to play in higher positions. The songs are variations you'll be playing include Ragtime Annie, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Blackberry Blossom, Sally Goodin, Big Mon, Get Up John, Brilliancy, Whayasay, and Big Rabbit. As a bonus, Sam provides insight into his instruments and equipment, his favorite strings, pick gauges and the ways that his instruments have been set up to suit his exacting requirements.
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The Sam Bush Mandolin Method
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