Fiddle Tunes Made Easy For Mandolin


Fiddle Tunes Made Easy For Bluegrass Mandolin is for those having trouble learning tunes that seem so easy for fiddle players. The solution for learning these songs is to pull out the “stressed notes” of the melody and do it in a way that allows the right and left hands to make customary moves.

Basic solos appear on the left-facing page with Intermediate solos on the right. The accompanying CD has slow and fast tracks for both. Advanced solos are omitted, as there are other resources for those, including many of Eddie’s materials. Basic versions rely on mostly quarter notes, while Intermediate versions have more eighth notes and possibly require more difficult moves by the right and left hand.

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The solos are modular–replace any given measure from one solo with the same corresponding measure from the other solo. In this way, you can get out there and start jamming these tunes right away and at the same time continue to make your solo more sophisticated a little at a time.

Tunes in this book:

Arkansas Traveler
Back Up And Push
Bill Cheatham
Blackberry Blossom
Buffalo Gals
Devil’s Dream
Eighth Of January
Golden Slippers
Good-bye Liza Jane
Hamilton County Breakdown
Home Sweet Home
Old Joe Clark
Red Haired Boy
Red Wing
Salt Creek
Soldier’s Joy
Whiskey Before Breakfast