Smokin’ Bluegrass Mandolin Licks


Smokin’ Bluegrass Mandolin Licks utilizes 24 common bluegrass chord progressions to teach you over 400 licks, which will allow you to create solos to literally hundreds of bluegrass tunes. Licks are developed from major, pentatonic and blues scales. Mandolin-specific techniques, such as tremolo, double stops, drone strings, and cross picking are included in many of the phrases. Licks and solos are presented in numerous different keys, including the keys of F, Bb and B. The demo CD includes every lick performed at a learning speed. Each practice progression uses sample licks and is played with rhythm accompaniment. 66 pages.

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Licks are broken into categories based on their use, such as licks that work over certain chords (G, C, D, A, F, etc.). Other licks are based on the scale patterns from which they are derived, such as major, pentatonic and blues scales from various keys. “Ragtime Annie,” “Nine Pound Hammer,” “Salt Creek,” “Little Maggie” and “Black Mountain Rag” are just some of the traditional songs included.