Play Like A Legend: Bill Monroe (Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin). Composed by Joe Carr. For Mandolin. Spiral, Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22153BCD).
ISBN 9780786683581. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Mel Bay is pleased to present the first-ever book focused on the mandolin stylings of "Father of Bluegrass Music" Bill Monroe. Author Joe Carr dissects Monroe's unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon's stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. Included in the book are transcriptions, new "in the style of" arrangements, chord voicings and rhythm/backup patterns. Further, this book includes 32 never-before-seen photos of Monroe in performance with his band The Bluegrass Boys and special guests. Complete with audio, "Play Like a Legend: Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin" will take the reader back to the roots of bluegrass through its iconic founder's stylings.