I'm hoping the good folks here at the Cafe might be able to help me out. I've been playing mandolin for a few years and I think I've reached a stopping point. I can teach myself a new fiddle tune in an afternoon, and if I work at it, I can put together a relatively decent sounding break for a bluegrass tune...but it's a labor. I'm not connecting the dots just right.
I'm hoping that someone on the board might know a good mandolin teacher in the upstate of SC that could fill in the gaps in what I'm doing.
Failing that,could someone point me to some good instruction material for the wannabe bluegrasser...something that specifically instructs around Monroe-style mandolin with heavy use of drones,double-stops,etc.I figure if anyone knows, it's this group.
I want to blow the binding off that new Poe when it arrives in August. Thanks!
Steven E. Cantrell