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Long Journey Home: Building A Traditional Bluegrass Mandolin Break

Maybe you know a few fiddle tunes and can strum chords fairly well but still are not sure how to approach an instrumental break in a bluegrass song. By using the simple method shown in this workshop, you will be able to construct great traditional sounding mandolin breaks. This method is demonstrated with the classic bluegrass song “Long Journey Home.”

 

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 1)

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 2)

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 3)

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 4)

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 5)

Building A Traditional Bluegrass Style Break (Step 6)