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.
|Blackberry Blossom, Part 2
The B part of “Blackberry Blossom” is unique, with a chord progression mostly consisting of Em and B7 before moving back to G at the end of the part. In addition to showing you the B part of “Blackberry Blossom”in this video, Joe shows you how to improvise over the Em and B7 chords and create melodic variations on the A part. You can use this Play-Along Track to practice playing “Blackberry Blossom” with guitar accompaniment.
|"Blackberry Blossom" (Available to subscribers)