The mandolin became popular in the South in the late nineteenth century, about
the same time people began playing blues In general, very few performers tried
to carry the mandolin from its string band roots into the mainstream of blues ...
Author: Richard Congress
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell, Richard Congress delivers the biography of a family man whose playing inspired and energized the likes of David Honeyboy Edwards, Sleepy John Estes, and Henry Townsend. No other biography discusses the mandolin's influence and role in the blues."--BOOK JACKET.
The Blues Bag One of the Personal Instructor Series Happy takes an in - depth
look at the styles of some giants of the blues guitar . For the guitarist with some
ability to play and the wish to learn more about the roots of blues , R & B , and
the roots of Rachell's own music ( which sets him apart in a performing
environment that is dominated by urban blues ... Rachell affirms these qualities
by displaying his abilities on the mandolin in front of audiences , but he also
reiterates them ...
CHAPTER 4 The Blues THE OTHER ROOTS OF BLUEGRASS The blues is the "
blue ” in bluegrass mandolin . Bill Monroe in particular was influenced by blues
musicians and incorporated the blues deeply into his style . There are also many
Author: Greg Horne
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Comprehensive instruction for the serious mandolinist. One of America's leading schools for contemporary music-The National Guitar Workshop-teaches you the concepts, techniques and theory you need to become a virtuoso performer. 96 pages each.
... swing - blues fiddle , Lester Flatt ' s superb lead tenor ( which blended
exceptionally well with Monroe ' s high harmony ) , Earl Scruggs ' s three - finger
syncopated blues banjo , and Monroe ' s syncopated blues mandolin , plus the
rhythm of ...
Author: JESPER RUBNER-PETERSONPublish On: 2011-02-25
2—4—0–2–4 White House Blues: I've picked out the song “White House Blues”
because of the melody, which isn't as root oriented as many other songs. Root
oriented! What does that mean? Actually it's quite simple: If the melody is based
Author: JESPER RUBNER-PETERSON
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A new book on improvisation is now available for bluegrass mandolin players. Based on the concept of learning by playing, this 200 page book covers a wide range of improvisation tools and how to implement them in your playing. A large number of examples are presented in both tablature and standard notation, so that a theoretical background is not required. the small amount of theory needed is simply presented and easily learned step by step.A series of exercises designed to help the player develop improvisational skills are included in the book. As an instruction tool, the book can easily be combined with the instructor's individual philosophy or by a student wishing to study alone. the subject matter is varied in difficulty and can be used by both the beginner and more advanced player as an instructional guide and reference book. the major-themes in the book are: the pentatonic sound, scale and major-chord based improvising with any Bluegrass-Tune, Double-stop improvisation, Minor chords and Keys, the blues sound, Melody oriented improvisation, How to use: Monroe Style, Cross picking, Hot licks, how to simplify a lick, and more. MP3 CD accompanies book featuring all examples.Click to hear the author discuss the book.
When she came back , I stayed in the band playing maracas and electric mandolin . " Candy Givens ' new bass ... If you really think about it , it ' s a lot
closer to roots music , to roots blues , than soul music was . It came from the
streets , didn ' t it ...
The root-on-top seventh chord form is very common among blues and jazz mandolin players (and is used in the blues and ragtime tunes in Chapter 9). You
can see how this chord is derived from one of the three-string major chords
Author: Don Julin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available. Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time. Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.
... others as well . Plus of the root forms of modern blues Cadillac ... Yank Rachell
from Blues Mandolin Man Yank Rachell did live until his 87th birthday and died
the following month on April 9th , 1997 in Indianapolis , IN . And what timing did ...
napshotmusic . com TRADE News carved f - hole guitar with the sound of the
octave mandolin and the scale ( 1 ) ... VizzTone Label Group reThe body length
of both guitars has leases blues and roots CDs , and Dirty been compressed and
THE 1941-42 LIBRARY of Congress recordings by Son House ( Folklyric 9002 / Roots RSE1 ) and Muddy Waters ... to the accompaniment of be of great value to blues enthusiasts and mandolin ( Fiddlin ' Joe Martin or Willie folklorists alike .
Wayne Erbsen's newest book takes a deep look at bluegrass music to uncover its true roots: ballads of early pioneers, Scots-Irish fiddle tunes, black spirituals, plantations melodies, blues, murder ballads, sentimental parlor songs from Tin ...
Author: WAYNE ERBSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Wayne Erbsen's newest book takes a deep look at bluegrass music to uncover its true roots: ballads of early pioneers, Scots-Irish fiddle tunes, black spirituals, plantations melodies, blues, murder ballads, sentimental parlor songs from Tin Pan Alley, North Carolina banjo styles and gospel songs. the book is richly illustrated with over 100 vintage photos and includes lyrics, musical notation, chords, history and playing tips to 94 songs. There are also nearly 80 pages of history and profiles portraying important musicians including the Monroe Brothers, Carter Family, Bradley Kincaid, Riley Puckett, Charlie Poole, Wade & J.E. Mainer, Vernon Dalhart, Carolina Tar Heels, G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, Ernest V. Stoneman, Blue Sky Boys, Fiddlin' John Carson, Coon Creek Girls, Earl Scruggs, Eck Robertson, Callahan Brothers, Samantha Bumgarner, Bill Monroe Zeke & Wiley Morris, Jimmie Rodgers and Stringbean. Optional CD by Wayne Erbsen and Laura Boosinger is available containing fourteen songs from the book.
... in a variety of settings ranging from traditional and progressive bluegrass, old-
time to swing, contemporary jazz and acoustic blues, rock, and classical. ... His
recording “Blue Soul” and the recording of Emanuele Barbella mandolin duets
with John Skehan has received considerable amounts of attention. ... Along with
recording classes he teaches American Roots Music class and instrumental
Author: TODD COLLINS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Modes on the Mandolin: Improve Your Improvisation is a collection of exercises for the mandolin student to work through to better understand the fretboard and expand their musicality. The collection includes scales, modes, arpeggios, patterns, intervalic and rhythmic exercises, and progressions. It will serve as a valuable resource and a supplement to, but not a substitute for, a good teacher.You do not need to follow the chapters in order, as all of them will help you play and improvise over progressions. The exercises are tools to help you build muscle memory and musical ideas anywhere on the fretboard. Connect the physical with the theoretical. There are examples of common tune chord progressions with ideas applied to them. By creating your own musical ideas over the same progressions, you will find that the practical information given (exercises) turns into functional use (playing and improvising). Once you gain a better understanding of the fretboard, you will notice more fluidity and creativity in your playing
The mandolin fell out of fashion during the first half of the nineteenth century , but mandolin circles ( circolos ) - a mix of ... own ' Spanish Students ' mandolin
orchestra , thus starting a grass - roots mandolin orchestra craze throughout the
country . ... Within African - American culture , the impact of the mandolin was
never as great as that of the guitar or the banjo , but several blues musicians ,
born in the ...
Author: John Shepherd
Category: Social Science
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.
Cooder has long been a fan of Yank Rachell and other classic blues mandolin
players , and he illustrates on this cut that he has ... that American music “ is ripe
for fusion , as long as it is intelligently done and remains connected to its roots .
Author: Fred Metting
"Metting traces the parallels between the two, in their careers and their musical backgrounds. He demonstrates how American music transcends classification, finding definition in its very fluidity. The result of a study such as this is not only a respect for the earlier musical sources but also a desire to continue the tradition of adaptation and change. The Unbroken Circle is a book well-suited for music students or American folklorists."--BOOK JACKET.
A different kettle of mandolinistry : Yank Rachell is the Blues Mandolin Man . Has
been ... His is Brownsville - grown blues , transplanted to Indianapolis . ...
Perhaps it works so well because of its folk - roots : ballads , country dances , the
Of the three, by far the best sound is to be found on Harmonicas, Washboards,
Fiddles, and Jugs (Roots 311), an album, ... Of the non-jug cuts, Sleepy John
Estes has four superb blues accompanied by piano and mandolin (Yank Rachell)
On the debit side , Delaporte's heavy percussive effects slightly disfigure ' Blues
in the dungeon ' , whilst Smith's ... MICHAEL JAMES Son House ( vcl ) ; Fiddlin '
Joe Martin ( vcl ) ; blues ' , which had Fiddlin ' Joe Martin playing Willie Brown (
comments ) mandolin and Willie Brown on ... hearing 6608 - B - 1 The jinx blues ,
Part 2 Son House hollering out ' Shetland Pony ' ; and * Roots RSE - 1 ( 46 mins .