View Full Version : Sam Bush Tunes

Jan-14-2017, 10:04pm
So I'm pretty much a Sam Bush junkie. Most of what I know on mando comes from him, Skaggs, and some from Sierra. Anyway here's a couple of Sam Tunes. I'd love to get some nit pickin' critiques from you guys. Maybe I can take my playing to a higher level.
I've learned quite a bit of Sam stuff by ear and have transcribed some too. Subscribe to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiU-Vg3asRHfGon9pgRgfKQ or follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyBluegrassBoy/ if you're a Sam Fan. Most of what I'll post will be instrumentals from his solo Albums. If you guys have any requests let me know!
Thanks I hope you guys enjoy these tunes as much as I do!



The Old North Woods:


Denny Gies
Jan-14-2017, 10:49pm
You get my vote, nice job.

Dave Hanson
Jan-15-2017, 2:04am
Sounds pretty good to me.

Dave H

Jan-15-2017, 6:42am
Thanks be to you kind gentlemen ��

Drew Egerton
Jan-15-2017, 9:41am
Really nice job! I always liked that Old North Woods tune.

I thought it was interesting you stayed high up the neck on the B part in Brilliancy the first time around. I've always struggled to get the walk down clean using only the E string so I've thought about doing it that way too. Great job on those pulloffs too!

Clinton Johnson
Jan-15-2017, 12:29pm
Must be nice to be able to play like that. Great job

Jan-15-2017, 2:12pm
Yeah, it took a bit of figuring out, but I'm not a fan of shifting no tht much soposition playing worked ok. The pinky and rig finger still don't cooperate as well as I'd like up there and there are some tight squeezes on those smaller frets. I still feel I'm struggling with a lot of stuff on there, especially the pull offs. Playing half speed with a metronome helped some.

Jan-22-2017, 9:09pm
That was awesome, how long have you been playing.

Jan-23-2017, 4:13am
I am not a Bluegrass fan, but I liked those two tunes -especially Old North Woods, well done.

Jan-24-2017, 12:05am
Thanks L. I've been playing mandolin for about 2 1/2 years, but I played guitar for a round 20 on and off, and played fiddle for a year before mandolin.

Jan-24-2017, 12:08am
Thanks derbex, most people do not consider Sam Bush bluegrass, he blends a bunch of different styles together. What kind of stuff do you listen to usually?

Jan-24-2017, 3:58am
Thanks derbex, most people do not consider Sam Bush bluegrass, he blends a bunch of different styles together. What kind of stuff do you listen to usually?

That would be why I liked those tracks then ;) I think the main thing I dislike about Bluegrass is the style of singing rather than the playing, I have Dave Grisman's 'Home is Where the Heart Is' and I can't get past the vocals to listen to it.

I'm a generic folkie, and like pretty much anything with that label, even pipe music in short bursts :) On the mandolin I am a fan of Simon Mayor, who crosses several styles, if you haven't come across him there are a few tracks on Youtube.

Jan-24-2017, 10:11am
I'll checkout Simon. Have you listened to Sarah Jarosz or the Punch Brothers?

Jan-26-2017, 6:34pm
Here's another, "Bananas", by you know who. https://youtu.be/tOoVWjJae6U

Drew Egerton
Jan-27-2017, 9:01am
Here's another, "Bananas", by you know who. https://youtu.be/tOoVWjJae6U

Awesome. I've been wanting to learn that one. Now I can steal from your video!

Jan-27-2017, 10:56am
Steal away Drew! There's a few variations in there he doesn't do, but more or less I think I got pretty close.