In this clip from Live From Empty Sea, Portland-based choro duo Rio Con Brio plays the classic tune "Odeon."
Learn bluegrass mandolin today! The proper fundamentals are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail by instructor Tom Bekeny. Tom Illustrates many essential techniques and patterns for any aspiring mandolin player.
Learn tuning, hand placement, picking techniques, scales, syncopation, double stops, chords and tremolo. You will also learn the classic bluegrass songs: "On And On", "Soldier's Joy," "Dark Hollow," and "Old Joe Clark."
No single figure in American music so dominated a genre as did Bill Monroe with bluegrass.
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music features performances by Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, Lester Flatt, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney, the Osborne Brothers, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, John Hartford and a once-in-a-lifetime Blue Grass Boys reunion featuring Del McCoury, Chubby Wise and Bill Keith.
Moving from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space, North Carolina based Humble Tripe shines on their latest album, The Giving.
We caught up with mandolin and clarinet great Andy Statman on one of his rare tours through the Pacific Northwest. Statman had just wrapped up a master class at the University of Washington and agreed to meet us at Dusty Strings music shop.
Jolliff (mandolin) & Barnett (fiddle) perform the popular jazz standard with a bluegrass twist. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
An original tune performed by 2012 National mandolin champion Jake Jolliff and fiddle empresario Mike Barnett. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
Mandolin master Mike Marshall is an engaging instructor with a unique (and fun) teaching perspective. He provides a personal back-up band throughout this tutorial so you can play along as you work out your licks, solos and improvisations. Along the way, he teaches music fundamentals, improves your fingerboard technique and helps you develop the tools to improvise on-the-spot solos.
Sam Bush slowly and carefully details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass. You'll see, up close, Sam's amazing right hand as he demonstrates crosspicking, rhythm chops and other techniques while teaching you tunes such as Paddy On The Turnpike, Grey Eagle, Sugar Foot Rag, Sapporo, East Virginia Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Manzanita, Bill Cheatham, Banks of the Ohio and Sitting On Top Of The World.
Here's a lesson that will thrill and inspire mandolinists at all levels. Chris Thile shares his own successful formula for developing right and left hand dexterity, improving speed and accuracy, and playing with heightened musicality.