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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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Dixie Hoedown  
 
Dixie Hoedown  
 
Dixie Hoedown, Part 2
Dixie Hoedown, Part 2
 
The melody of the B part of “Dixie Hoedown” is kind of ambiguous and has been played in many different ways. Joe shows you a version that was played by the large group of mandolinists on Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza and then talks about the “target” notes of the first half of the melody, and how to create variations by targeting those melody notes. For the second half of the B part, you’ll learn a cool syncopated line played on Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza as well as a variation played by mandolinist Casey Campbell.

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