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Methodist Preacher, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh.
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Methodist Preacher, Part 1
Methodist Preacher, Part 1
 

The four-part fiddle “Methodist Preacher” comes from Bill Monroe, who likely learned it from his fiddling uncle Pendleton Vandiver. It’s in the key of G and each part is only four bars long, though the second part just gets played once. Joe walks you through the first two parts of “Methodist Preacher” in this video.


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