Pizza Tapes for Mandolin

Tom Cunningham

Pizza Tapes for Mandolin

$ 180.00

Pizza Tapes for Mandolin with Tom Cunningham

This class has both in-person and online options that meet simultaneously. To meet on Zoom, select the online option and an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout.

David Grisman is one of the most influential mandolinists of our time. While he is firmly rooted in the bluegrass idiom, his novel 'Dawg' music incorporates jazz and Latin influences.

In this class, we'll examine Grisman's work with Jerry Garcia, much of which is centered around traditional folk and bluegrass material. We'll focus mainly on the Pizza Tapes, which were spontaneous recordings Grisman and Garcia made with guitarist Tony Rice. We'll also include recordings they made as a duo, and material from the bluegrass-based super-group, Old and In The Way.

We'll look at Grisman's technique, including his use of tremolo, pentatonic and blues scales, and more, and see how he applies these techniques to specific songs. This class is intended for Intermediate to Advanced players or those who have completed our Mandolin 3 class.