Bill Monroe Mandolin
Bill Monroe Mandolin

Lauren Price Napier

Bill Monroe Mandolin

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Bill Monroe Mandolin with Lauren Price Napier

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 examine 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 mandolin style Bill Monroe pioneered and a few songs and tunes to bring to jams!

Students will learn:

  • Tremolo Techniques

  • Tone Production For Chop Chords

  • A Review of Transposition Skills using Closed Chord Shapes

  • Essential Monroe Licks

  • A selection of Classic Monroe Tunes & Songs


The class is appropriate for students playing at intermediate/advanced levels who are comfortable playing more complex melodies at 100 bpm, have experience learning tunes by ear, and are familiar with closed chords and common fingering positions.

Students should have the following:

  • Mandolin (of course)

  • Picks

  • Tuner – please be in tune before the start of the lesson if possible