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Old Dangerfield, Part 1

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Old Dangerfield  
 
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Old Dangerfield, Part 1
Old Dangerfield, Part 1
 

The Bill Monroe instrumental “Old Dangerfield” is popular in bluegrass circles everywhere. In this lesson you’ll learn Sierra Hull’s octave mandolin version. Sierra is a virtuoso mandolinist but she has relatively small hands, so she changes the melody of “Old Dangerfield” somewhat when she plays it on the octave mandolin to make it fit the larger instrument. This is very common for mandolinists when they transfer tunes they know on the mandolin to the octave mandolin, and Sierra’s version of “Old Dangerfield” is a great lesson in doing this effectively. In this video, Joe walks you through the melody and fingering of the first part of “Old Dangerfield,” which mostly uses the A minor pentatonic scale. He also shows you the chord voicings he uses on the octave mandolin in the key of A.

 


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