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Learn the essential instrumental  tunes you’ll encounter at bluegrass jam sessions everywhere. Designed for intermediate level mandolinists, with tunes, techniques, and solos from mandolin greats.
 
 
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Dixie Hoedown
 

The bluegrass jam favorite “Dixie Hoedown” comes from mandolin great Jesse McReynolds and has been recorded by numerous people, including Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Matt Flinner, and many others. But nobody really plays the B part the same way. The version you’ll learn here is based on the way Grisman, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury, and others played it on Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza. Joe starts by showing you the A part, phrase by phrase. You’ll also learn the chords to the A part in this video.

 
 
 
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Boston Boy  
 
Boston Boy  
 
Boston Boy, Part 1
Boston Boy, Part 1
 

The old-time fiddle tune “Boston Boy” has been recorded by Bill Monroe, David Grisman, and others. It’s in the key of C and, like a lot of old tunes, the melody has been played in many different ways. Joe shows you a couple of different ways to play it, the first based on the way Grisman plays it. You’ll learn the A part to “Boston Boy” in this video. 


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