Learn To Play Blues Mandolin - Lesson 2

Steve James
One-hour video includes music & tab on pdf file
Special Guest: Del Rey.
  • Code:DLJMSMN22
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

Get bluesy on the mandolin. Steve James brings you more of the funky, old-time songs and sounds that made his previous lesson on this instrument so popular.

Aiming his lesson at early intermediate players, Steve covers the keys of G and C, introducing blues scales, chord patterns, walking lines, arpeggios, accompaniments and variations that will help you get further into this infectious style.

Once again, Steve takes his repertoire from the great jug and string band era of early 20th Century American music. To help you build your song list and playing ability, Steve passes along material from some of the old mandolin blues masters that he learned from - Charlie McCoy, Howard Armstrong and Yank Rachell, among others.

You'll soon be playing your own versions of Jackson Stomp, Prater Blues, Corrina, Corrina, Sittin' On Top of the World, Long As I Can See You Smile and Texas Tommy.

Extra! Steve's long-time musical partner, Del Rey, joins him in an impromptu performance to demonstrate how the songs sound with guitar backup.


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