Woodstock, N.Y. — Homespun has announced the release of Mandolin Licks-Ercises - Licks, Tunes and Exercises for Beginning and Intermediate Players, by Dix Bruce.
Improving mandolin technique does not have to employ mind-numbing drills and exercises. Dix Bruce shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings and complete tunes that will hone your skills so that even near-beginners can use them in real-life playing situations.
Dix's well thought-out, step-by-step method uses our trademark Licks-ercises concept. Starting with simple "call and response" phrases, he outlines "Nine Pound Hammer" and "More Pretty Girls Than One," using a plethora of variations on fill-in licks.
You'll also build arrangements for "All the Good Times Are Past and Gone," "In the Pines," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and other bluegrass and old-time classics.