Synopsis by Sarah Sloboda
From Homespun's collection of instructional, musically oriented videos, Bluegrass Mandolin provides instruction specific to the instrument within that genre of music. The video is taught by experienced pro Sam Bush, who covers essential ideas through voice-over and demonstration. Split-screen editing allows viewers to watch the motions of both hands close-up, simultaneously, on two different parts of the guitar. Crosspicking, rhythm chops, and other techniques are covered, as well as songs like "Sugar Foot Rag," "East Virginia Blues," "Banks of the Ohio," and more. It is recommended for mandolin players who have already had a great deal of experience with the instrument.
music-lessons, bluegrass-music, mandolin