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Learn to play old-time fiddle tunes and song melodies with mandolin master John Reischman. Includes advice on picking technique and playing old-time rhythm on the mandolin.
 
 
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John adds a drone string to much of the melody of the B part of “Liza Jane,” and the first phrase begins with a clawhammer-style rhythm. John walks you through it phrase by phrase and then shows you how to find the melody of the A part an octave up the neck.

 
 
 
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Salt River  
 
Salt River  
 
Salt River
Salt River
 

The old-time tune “Salt River” comes from fiddler Norman Edmonds and John learned it from Bruce Molsky. It’s not the same as the bluegrass jam favorite “Salt Creek” but has a similar modal tonality. John plays it through and then takes it apart slowly phrase by phrase, showing you how he moves between second and first position for different phrases. You’ll learn the melody for both parts played mostly on the top strings as well as a version of both parts played in the lower octave. John also shows you the open-string chord voicings he uses to back up “Salt River.”


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