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    Re: Reischman superb tone.

    Well I just got back from a music camp (Walker Creek) that had John R. and Sharon Gilchrist as teachers. One session was with John and Sharon playing/teaching melody and harmony, a couple of songs...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Here is what's been working for me lately. I use the common chop chords as a home base and find notes around that chord form to play off of. Niles Hokkanen's book "Bluegrass Up the Neck" and Joe...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    This book will be very helpful to you...don't mind the reviews...it's a good approach especially given your request outlined above
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Peg Head Nation
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Good thought John, I used to tell students:
    "Get the tune in your head and then tell your fingers where to go." Basics first, dress it up for a party after you know the roots.
    Of course, I use the...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    So I have been playing mandolin for about 3.5 years and this has been my primary objective. I spent countless hours taking lessons, reading, listening, playing, etc. and this is the information that...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Consider trying out some of the Homespun or Acutab DVDs. They're both different but good. There are videos available from Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Adam Steffey, Alan Bibey, etc. (those are my...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    I also tried playing along w the Kentucky Colonels.
    But usually by the time I grabbed my guitar and sat down,
    the song was over. :disbelief:

    I find keeping my mando in proper concert pitch,...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Bluegrass doesn't mean fast, bluegrass means push the beat. The best example I can think of right now is classic Country Gentlemen they played fast and I mean really fast and they played slow but all...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    Being able to fluidly move through a scale will help, but also realizing what notes of the scale work with the chord progression. If a song is in the key G, and starts with a G chord any note in the...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    There is good advice in all the above replies. Let me add a thought .... Bluegrass solos have several things in common ... they have a kickoff , a few tones that lead into the melody , they usually...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    We're all on the same page. It takes a lot of time and patience. Slowing everything down is a must and here are some others
    1. Learn the major scales in the keys I'd G,C,D,E,A,F, B, and Bb. Be able...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    I play along w radio stuff also. Also any tune I really like - you have to really like it, cos you will be chasing lightning for a long time. Slow down app is a great idea - life in slow motion -...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    I'm up with goose 2. I listened a lot to the top bands & listened to the way their mandolin players put a solo or intro.together.I use I/net radio stations a lot for my daily dose of Bluegrass, & i...
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    Pentatonics. Rhythm. The rhythm. Also, not...

    Pentatonics. Rhythm. The rhythm. Also, not playing blues (but paradoxically realising that bluegrass is about 49%blues)'

    Starting, finishing and landing in the right beat using pentatonics and...
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    Re: Soloing - Bluegrass style

    I learned by learning a bunch of fiddle tunes in different keys. Then I learned a lot of my favorite solos note for note . And then would just sit and jam along with my favorite recordings. The...
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