Monroe Instrumentals: 25 Bill Monroe Favorites by Dix Bruce. From the father and inventor of Bluegrass Music — 25 important transcriptions very Bluegrass mandolinist should know including Bill Monroe classics Bluegrass Stomp, Bluegrass Breakdown, Raw Hide, Big Mon, Jerusalem Ridge, Cheyenne, Monroe’s Hornpipe, Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, more (see complete listing below). Excellent primer on Monroe’s compositions and soloing approach. 


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Taken from classic instrumentals recorded over a span of 40 years, from the early 1940s to the early 1980s. Great source book for bluegrass students to learn original melodies or to study Monroe’s playing style. The melodies were played by mandolin, fiddle, twin fiddles, or triple fiddles, and are grouped accordingly. Generally included with the fiddle melody is a transcription of the mandolin break. These transcriptions, along with the discography, will be an important resource for any student of bluegrass music.


Honky Tonk Swing

Bluegrass Stomp

Blue Grass Breakdown

Raw Hide

Go (Come) Hither to Go Yonder

Right, Right On

Old Dangerfield

Evening Prayer Blues

Old Ebenezer Scrooge, 

Big Mon


Jerusalem Ridge

Ashland Breakdown

Big Sandy River

Monroe’s Hornpipe

Road to Columbus

Mississippi Waltz

Stoney Lonesome

Panhandle Country

The Dead March


Jenny Lynn

Brown County Breakdown,

Tall Timber

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz.