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Double-Stop Solos: Two Mac Wiseman Songs, Part 1: “We Live in Two Different Worlds”

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Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
 
 
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Double-Stop Solos: Two Mac Wiseman Songs  
 
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Double-Stop Solos: Two Mac Wiseman Songs, Part 1: “We Live in Two Different Worlds”
Double-Stop Solos: Two Mac Wiseman Songs, Part 1: “We Live in Two Different Worlds”
 
In honor of the great bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman, you’ll learn solos to two of Mac’s songs. A lot of the solos on Mac’s recordings are played with two fiddles, so Chad shows you how you can imitate twin-fiddle breaks by playing a simple melody with double stops, using the double-stop scale. Both solos are in the key of A. The first is for the song “We Live in Two Different Worlds.”

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