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400 Smokin' Bluegrass Mandolin Licks

By Eddie Collins

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Fretted. Bluegrass. Softcover with CD. 68 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.160407).

Item Number: HL.160407

ISBN 9781574243307. 9x12 inches.

Named one of the “Best Mandolin Books of All Time” by!

Only have a handful of licks at your disposal? 400 Smokin' Bluegrass Mandolin Licks utilizes 24 common bluegrass chord progressions to teach you over 400 licks, which will allow you to create solos to literally hundreds of bluegrass tunes. Licks are developed from major, pentatonic and blues scales. Mandolin-specific techniques, such as tremolo, double stops, drone strings, and cross picking are included in many of the phrases. Licks and solos are presented in numerous different keys, including the keys of F, Bb and B. The demo CD includes every lick performed at learning speed. Each practice progression uses sample licks and is played with rhythm accompaniment. “Nine-Pound Hammer,” “Salt Creek,” “Black Mountain Rag,” “Little Maggie,” and “Ragtime Annie” are just some of the many traditional bluegrass tunes included.

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