This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout.
This class will offer a varied look at Bill Monroe’s dynamic playing style through demonstrations and break-downs of his stylistic techniques and tunes.
The instructor will offer specific techniques, tips, and tricks to give you the tools to include Monroe’s style in your playing. We will choose a few different topics/themes to work on and a handful of tunes and breaks to demonstrate stylistic intricacies. Students will complete the class with a better understanding of the style of mandolin playing Bill Monroe pioneered, and a few songs and tunes to bring to jams sessions!
Students will learn:
Tone Production For Chop Chords
A Review of Transposition Skills using Closed Chord Shapes
Essential Bill Monroe Licks
a selection of Classic Bill Monroe Tunes and Songs to add to the student's bag of tricks
The class is appropriate for students playing at intermediate/advanced levels who are comfortable playing more complex melodies at 100BPM, have experience learning tunes by ear, and are familiar with closed chords and common fingering positions.
Students should have the following:
Mandolin (of course)
Tuner – please be in tune before the start of the lesson if possible