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The Road to Malvern, Part 1: Melody

This lesson is part of the course Old-Time Mandolin with John Reischman.
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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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The Road to Malvern  
 
The Road to Malvern  
 
The Road to Malvern, Part 1: Melody
The Road to Malvern, Part 1: Melody
 

“The Road to Malvern” is a contemporary old-time (“new-time”?) fiddle tune in the key of A and it’s one of John’s favorites. John plays it through and then starts taking it apart, phrase by phrase. After showing you the melody, he also shows you a couple variations he plays and talks a little about improvising on a fiddle tune like “The Road to Malvern.”


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