From Bluegrass to Celtic to Swing
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Rhythm is at the core of making good music and is 90% of what you do when you play with other musicians. This download will introduce you to the broad range of rhythmic approaches available to mandolin players from the chop of bluegrass to the textural weave of Celtic music to the joy of swing comping.
Topics include: The basic chop chord and its variants in bluegrass; the “continuum” right hand in progressive bluegrass; partial chords and drones in old-time styles; Celtic “textural” accompaniment using alternate picking and crosspicking for 4/4 and jig rhythms; Texas “sock” style swing backup; traditional swing and modern jazz comping; and more.