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Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh.
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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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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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Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire  
 
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire  
 
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, Part 1
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, Part 1
 

This old-time tune has become a favorite of bluegrass musicians lately. Joe’s version comes from a recording by Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown, and there are lots of other old-time versions. Rock icon Mark Knopfler even recorded a version of “Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire” with Bruce that they called “Oklahoma Ponies.” Joe walks you through the melody of the A part in this video.


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