Gospel Mandolin Intermediate-Advanced Vol. 1
Learn how to play 10 intermediate-advanced Bluegrass Gospel Mandolin solos designed to help you develop your personal solo designing skills.
One very exciting and valuable feature of this course is that many of the solos are in the "up-the-neck" or "closed-position" keys of B and Bb. These keys have a pattern all their own and learning this pattern is very useful toward advancing on the Mandolin. One tune (I Shall Not Be Moved) is in "G up-the-neck", which is a great introduction to the "closed-position" pattern of the key of G.
On the AUDIO portion of this course, each lesson is presented in 3 steps. • First each solo is played at normal speed with accompanying rhythm guitar to demonstrate the finished product. • Second, the solo is played at half speed so the student can hear it under the microscope. • And last, a jam along version allows the student to play along after he or she is ready to keep up with the music. *The jam track consists of 5 rounds, with the solos recorded on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th round and an empty space for the student on the 2nd and 4th rounds.
The WRITTEN MATERIAL is 45 pages in tablature notation with chords, lyrics, and supportive material such as: How to Read Tablature, Pick Direction, Mandolin parts, Tuning, Setting & Tuning the Bridge, Open Chords for Mandolin, Bluegrass chop, Rhythm Chords, Basic Bluegrass Chord Progressions, Advanced Chop Rhythm Chords, Key Changing Wheel, Misc Information, Mandolin Fingerboard Chart, Major Scales, The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Scale, Major Arpeggios, Double Stops, Finger Exercises, Crazy Scales etc.