Mandolin Licks-ercises by Dix Bruce
|Licks, Tunes, and Exercises for Beginning and Intermediate Players.|
Taught by Dix Bruce • 120 minutes • Includes music and tab file on DVD to view or print.
Improving your mandolin technique does not have to employ mind-numbing drills and exercises. Dix Bruce shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings, and complete tunes that will hone your skills. Even near beginners can use these exercises in real life playing situations.
Dix’s well thought out, step-by-step method uses Homespun's traditional Licks-ercises concept. Starting with simple “call and response” phrases, Dix outlines “Nine Pound Hammer” and “More Pretty Girls Than One” using a plethora of variations on fill-in licks.
After a brief foray into basic music theory and scales, you’ll learn the well-loved “Amazing Grace,” played in closed position of (i.e. no open strings) so you can move it to ANY key up and down the neck. This will help you learn to move ANY melody, solo, tune, or lick to ANY key you wish!
Dix also demonstrates and discusses “magic chord shapes,” double stops, and other important concepts that will help make you a better, more musical player. As the lesson progresses, you’ll also build arrangements for “All the Good Times are Past and Gone,” “In the Pines,” “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” and other Bluegrass and old-time classics.
Dix Bruce has been playing and teaching mandolin for decades and he knows how to get his concepts across to all players. This San Francisco Bay area musician and writer has authored over fifty instructional books, recordings and DVDs. Including the popular “Parking Lot Picker's Songbooks” and “Gypsy Swing and Hot Club
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