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Materials for Melodic Embellishment Workshop with Sharon Gilchrist
 
Download the audio files and notation/tablature for the tunes that you’ll use in Sharon’s 8-session workshop.
By: Dan Gabel
December 30, 2020
 

We’re excited to have you in Melodic Embellishment: A Doorway to Improvisation, the upcoming eight-part live Zoom workshop series taught by Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Sharon Gilchrist. 

In this workshop, Sharon will use common bluegrass and old-time tunes to demonstrate her method for teaching students how to embellish and vary melodies as a way to begin to improvise. The specific tunes that Sharon will use are listed below, and there are PDFs (notation and tab) and audio MP3s of each tune as well, so you can download those and work on the basic melodies of the material before the workshop begins. 

You’ll also find the notation and tab PDFs that Sharon will refer to in Week 1.

MELODIC EMBELLISHMENT NOTATION AND TAB – WEEK 1, Saturday, January 16

PHNMelodicEmbellishment_OldJoeClarkEmbellishments_Week1_Part1

PHNMelodicEmbellishment_OldJoeClarkEmbellishments_Week1_Part2

View the video from Week 1 by clicking here.

Classes will be held every other Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm PST (2 pm to 3 pm EST), starting on Saturday, January 16 and ending on Saturday, April 24.

MELODIC EMBELLISHMENT TUNE LIST

Download the PDFs (notation and tab) here: MelodicEmbellishmentTunes_Complete

To download MP3 audio files for each tune, right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) anywhere on the audio player and choose “save audio as.” If you have trouble downloading them in Safari, try Chrome, Firefox, or Brave.

Old Joe Clark
Cluck Old Hen
Angeline The Baker
Clinch Mountain Backstep
June Apple
Wayfaring Stranger
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Soldier’s Joy
Gold Rush

 

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