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.
|Rebecca, Part 1
Mandolinist Herschel Sizemore’s “Rebecca” is one of the most popular bluegrass mandolin tunes around. It’s in the key of B and has some unusual phrasing, with an irregular number of measures. In addition to being a great tune to play, and one that gets called at a lot of bluegrass jam session, it includes a number of useful phrases you can use when playing in the key of B. Herschel recorded this a couple of times and seems to play it a little differently every time, so Joe has created a composite version that includes all of his favorite passages from Herschel’s recordings and live videos on YouTube. You’ll learn the A part in this video.
|"Rebecca" (Available to subscribers)