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Tennessee Blues, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Monroe-Style Mandolin with Mike Compton.
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Learn traditional bluegrass-style mandolin as exemplified by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, with original transcribed solos and tips on reproducing Monroe’s sound, rhythm, and feel.
 
 
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TENNESSEE BLUES
 
Learn the “fancy high part” (all the way up the 15th fret) of “Tennessee Blues” in this video. Mike takes it apart phrase by phrase, showing you the best way to finger the high notes. You’ll also learn the shorter A section, which features sliding double stops up the neck, and some variations on the regular A section. (For full transcription, see Part 1.)
 
 
 
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TENNESSEE BLUES  
 
TENNESSEE BLUES  
 
Tennessee Blues, Part 1
Tennessee Blues, Part 1
 
“Tennessee Blues” is the first original tune that Bill Monroe recorded (for his first solo recording for RCA in 1940). Mike gets started by playing “Tennessee Blues” all the way through, and then talks about playing with a very regular and smooth down-up stroke for the tremolo. He also points out the preponderance of C natural notes (flatted thirds) in the melody and shows you the double stops used in the shorter section of the tune. Then he starts breaking “Tennessee Blues” down phrase by phrase, talking about how Monroe “plays ahead” in the melody and pointing out the important accents in the tune. You’ll learn the A part of  “Tennessee Blues” in this video.

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