The bluegrass jam favorite “Dixie Hoedown” comes from mandolin great Jesse McReynolds and has been recorded by numerous people, including Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Matt Flinner, and many others. But nobody really plays the B part the same way. The version you’ll learn here is based on the way Grisman, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury, and others played it on Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza. Joe starts by showing you the A part, phrase by phrase. You’ll also learn the chords to the A part in this video.
|Ashland Breakdown, Part 1|
Bill Monroe’s tune “Ashland Breakdown” is in the key of C major and has three parts. You’ll learn the way fiddler Kenny Baker played “Ashland Breakdown” on his classic album Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe. Joe starts by playing the whole tune through and then breaks down the A part phrase by phrase. The A part is played entirely in second position, with your index finger on the third fret.
|"Ashland Breakdown" (Available to subscribers)|