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.
|Done Gone, Part 1|
There are a few versions of the fiddle tune “Done Gone,” some in the key of C with three parts. But the most popular version, the one you’ll likely encounter in jams, is in the key of Bb, with a B part in the relative minor of Bb: G minor. The melody includes lots of Bb arpeggios, so it’s a good workout for your fretting hand in the key of Bb. Joe walks you through the melody of the A part of “Done Gone” in this video.
|"Done Gone" (Available to subscribers)|