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Advanced Bluegrass Mandolin Soloing with Matt Flinner Curriculum, 1/10-3/11

 

 

 

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Save $50 when you register by December 4th!

Register for Advanced Bluegrass Mandolin Soloing with Matt Flinner

 

See the Bluegrass Mandolin 101 with Matt Flinner curriculum (1/9-3/11)

See the Folk & Bluegrass Mandolin Rhythm with Matt Flinner curriculum (1/4-3/5)

 

Join Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner for a look into the mandolin styles of many of the bluegrass masters: Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Herschel Sizemore, Adam Steffey and many others. Each week, students will look at two recorded solos by one of the greats, along with some related exercises to help both improve technique and find ways of using melodic ideas in other solos.

Class sessions take place on Tuesdays at 2 pm and 9 pm eastern time (they’re the same—we’ve added the 2 pm time for the convenience of students in the UK and Europe, but anyone who finds the time convenient is welcome to join!  And students can attend both sessions if they want to).  Practice/review sessions will take place on Saturdays at 12:30 pm eastern time.  The week of February 21 will be off.

The course is recommended for intermediate to advanced players.

 

Register by 12/4 and save $50

 

Week 1 (1/10)

Bill Monroe 

Melodic Exercise I

Chord Tone Exercise in a Few Keys

Rhythms using down-strokes

Picking Exercise I

Y’All Come

Columbus Stockade Blues

 

Week 2 (1/17)

Bobby Osborne  

Picking Exercise II

Double Stops and Positions in D

Some syncopated licks

Reuben 

Sledd Ridin’  

 

Week 3 (1/24)

Dempsey Young

Triplet Patterns

Playing up the neck in D

Some chromatic patterns

Dempsey’s Run

Virginia That’s My Home

 

Week 4 (1/31)

Butch Baldassari

Various positions in E

Moving between positions

Double stops in E 

The Jackrabbit Trail

Old Town

 

Week 5 (2/7)

Herschel Sizemore  

Picking Exercise III

Melodic Exercise II 

A few up the neck licks

Cincinnati Rag

Durham’s Bull

 

Week 6 (2/14)

Jesse McReynolds

Crosspicking Exercises I and II

Double stops up the neck in various keys

How to create crosspicking solos

Salty Dog Blues

I Wish You Knew

 

Week 7 (2/28)

Tim O’Brien  

Picking Exercise IV

A few jazz-influenced licks

Open strings in B

Some more position shifts

Look Down that Lonesome Road

Country Boy Rock & Roll

 

Week 8 (3/7)

Adam Steffey 

Picking Exercise V

A few bluesy chromatic runs

More position shifts

Another Night

East Tennessee Blues

 

 

The course fee is $225.  Register by December for just $175!

Register for Advanced Bluegrass Mandolin Soloing with Matt Flinner

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