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You Can Play Bluegrass Mandolin (Both Volume 1 and 2)

Volume 1: 60 minutes
Volume 2: 55 minutes

Butch Baldassari will have you playing your mandolin in minutes with easy, hands-on beginner's lessons.  He covers all you need to know to get the bell-like high notes and percussive back-beat that are the signature sound of this popular instrument.

Butch shows you how to hold your instrument and tune it up, discusses all you need to know about picks, strings and more, using his own 1925 "unsigned": F5 Lloyd Loar as a teaching tool.  He teaches chords and scales, simple melodies, how to work with open strings, execute double-stops plus much more.  With patience, repeated explanations, close-up camera work and split screens, Butch gives you confidence and lays a solid foundation of skills for further study.

By the time you're done with this one-hour lesson, you'll be playing the melody and rhythm parts for John Henry, Nine-Pound Hammer, Old Joe Clark and Sally Goodin, with lots of variations.  You'll be jamming right along with Butch too!  He plays melody while you pick up the rhythm chords and vice versa. You can't help but learn from this video.

Price: $49.95 (plus $3.00 shipping)

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