Bluegrass Breaks: Mandolin (Book + Online Audio)
23 Bluegrass Mandolin Solos, 13 Kickoffs, 4 Back-up Parts
96863M
This book contains a collection of various mandolin solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty, aimed at advanced beginners to intermediates. Extensive notes are included about the breaks and the techniques used to play them. The material can be practiced alongside accompanying online recordings at slow and regular speeds. Access to the online audio is included.

You'll learn:
Easy melodic solos/breaks.
More advanced solos with blue notes, arpeggios, and more.
Double stop solos.
...more
Product Number:
96863M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
60
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9743-1
ISBN13:
978-07866-9743-4
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/6/2016
This book contains a collection of various mandolin solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty, aimed at advanced beginners to intermediates. Extensive notes are included about the breaks and the techniques used to play them. The material can be practiced alongside accompanying online recordings at slow and regular speeds. Access to the online audio is included.

You'll learn:
Easy melodic solos/breaks.
More advanced solos with blue notes, arpeggios, and more.
Double stop solos.
Essential fiddle tunes every mandolin player should know.
Crosspicking solos.
A variety of kickoffs or introductions.
Different styles of back-up mandolin
Introduction 
Pig in a Pen up and down picking 
Sitting on Top of the World up and down picking, tremolo 
Bile Them Cabbage Down fiddle tune 
Ground Hog solo in the key of A 
Midnight on the Stormy Deep double stops, tremolo 
I’ll be All Smiles Tonight waltz time 
New River Train continuous eighth notes, closed positions, transposing 
Somebody Touched Me closed position in B 
Darling Cory blue notes 
Wedding Waltz waltz, roadmaps 
East Virginia Blues closed position, key of E 
Columbus Stockade Blues blue notes, key of C 
Fair and Tender Ladies crosspicking 
Lonesome Valley crosspicking 
Flop-Eared Mule fiddle tune 
Shebeg and Sheemore Irish tune 
Reuben’s Train solo with drones 
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains double stops, slides 
Little Rosewood Casket closed position, key of F 
John Henry blue notes, position changes 
Blackberry Blossom fiddle tune 
Handsome Molly up and down picking, slides 
The Old Gray Mare fiddle tune 
Silent Night closed position, double stops, Christmas song 
Will the Circle be Unbroken crosspicking 
Amazing Grace back up part 
Take this Hammer back up part, call and response 
Midnight on the Stormy Deep back up part, crosspicking 
There’s More Pretty Girls than One back up part, double stop tremolo 
Kickoffs 
Little Rosewood Casket kickoff key of F, eight measures 
East Virginia Blues kickoff key of E 
I’ll be All Smiles Tonight kickoff key of A, eight measures, waltz time 
Somebody Touched Me kickoff key of B 
Amazing Grace kickoff key of G, double stops, tremolo, single notes 
There’s More Pretty Girls than One kickoff #1 key of F, double stops, short 
There’s More Pretty Girls than One kickoff #2 key of F, double stops, long 
Will the Circle be Unbroken kickoff #1 key of G, double stops, tremolo 
Will the Circle be Unbroken kickoff #2 key of G, crosspicking 
 
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