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School of Mandolin - Blues, by Joe Carr

By Mel Bay, Inc.
September 24, 2009 - 9:45 pm

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School of Mandolin - Blues, by Joe Carr

School of Mandolin - Blues, by Joe Carr

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay, Inc. announces a new addition in their popular "School Of" series with the publication of School of Mandolin - Blues, by Joe Carr.

While the mandolin is not as synonymous with the blues as the guitar, the fiddle's fretted cousin was an important lead voice in many string blues bands of the 1920s through the 1940s including the Mississippi Sheiks, the Memphis Jug Band and the Dallas String Band.

In the hands of great players including Carl Martin, Charlie McCoy, Yank Rachell, Howard Armstrong and Johnny Young, the mandolin was a convincing member of the blues ensemble.

All of these player's styles are featured here as well as bluegrass music innovator Bill Monroe, Jethro Burns, Tiny Moore (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) and Johnny Gimble. Special sections cover basic blues shuffle rhythm, creating your own blues solos, turnarounds and

Additional information:
Purchase: From melbay.com
Purchase: From amazon.com
USD: $14.99
Product Number: 21934BCD
Format: Book/CD Set
ISBN: 0786681594
UPC: 796279110105
ISBN13: 9780786681594
Series: School of Blues
Date Published: 9/24/2009
Beginning-Intermediate: 32 pages
Presented in standard notation and tablature


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