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AcuTab Releases Sierra Hull Instructional Mandolin DVD

By GoodStuff PR Co.
March 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

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Sierra Hull's Instructional DVD from AcuTab

Sierra Hull's Instructional DVD from AcuTab

Nashville, Tenn. — Sierra Hull releases her very first teaching DVD titled Secrets Songs & Tunes, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 with AcuTab.

The DVD is based on the music from her 2008 Rounder Records release, Secrets, and provides viewers with one-on-one mandolin instruction as she takes them through the different songs on the recording.

The DVD offers four hours of insight and instruction from Hull, who has long been considered a modern day child prodigy on the mandolin. The two DVD set is also packaged with an informational printed booklet that contains the music from the solos she teaches.

In her AcuTab DVD, Sierra teaches 7 songs and solos from Secrets, plus two tunes from a limited-release CD she recorded at age 13. She goes into great detail demonstrating the solos, putting even the more complex pieces (like Smashville and Hullarious) within the reach of intermediate level mandolinists. There is also a wealth of wisdom—wise well beyond her years—imparted as the material is presented, whether it is fingering, attack, arrangement advice or suggestions about pick direction.

Watching the video, it becomes clear that she is not only a poised and confident musician, but also a natural and enthusiastic teacher.

Sierra is assisted in the studio by Kenny Smith on guitar, Ron Block on banjo and Zak McLamb on bass and AcuTab's John Lawless discusses the different techniques with Sierra throughout the video.

To anyone following the bluegrass scene, Hull has been a well known name and one that popped onto the bluegrass scene over 6 years ago. She was featured with Alison Krauss at the age of 13 and was recruited by Rounder as she entered into high school. It was through her desire to improve artistically that she waited to release an album with the label until she turned 16 years of age.

Hull was similarly recruited by the prestigious Berklee College Of Music, who offered a full, four-year scholarship to attend the school in Boston. Though initially uncertain about college with an active touring schedule in the works, Sierra ultimately accepted a Berklee Presidential Scholarship and began her studies there in Fall, 2009.

Secrets Songs & Tunes will be available from AcuTab and wherever instructional DVDs are sold on March 16. Pre-orders are being accepted now from both AcuTab and Sierra's web site.

Additional information:
Purchase: From amazon.com
Sierra Hull web site
Sierra's Mandolin Cafe feature interview


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