Creating Mandolin Solos for Bluegrass Songs Using the JAM Songbook
About Creating Mandolin Solos for Bluegrass Songs Using the JAM Songbook
In this 4-week class we will learn how to create mandolin solos for 8 bluegrass songs from the JAM Songbook. (2 songs each week) All registered US students will be mailed a copy of the songbook to use in the class and it's theirs to keep. (Once enrolled we will contact you for your mailing address)
This class is limited to 10 students.
This is a small interactive class and each week everyone has a chance to play for other class members.
- - Pick out the melody based break on a Bluegrass song by ear
- - Ornament a melody based break on a Bluegrass song
- - Gain confidence playing in a bluegrass jam session
- - Gain knowledge of the mandolin fretboard
Advanced Beginner. You must know your basic G, C, D, A and E chords and change smoothly between them at a slow to medium tempo.
|Enroll and receive in the mail your copy of the JAM Songbook, created by Pete Wernick and Liam Purcell.
(Mandolin not included)
The class will meet for four weekly 90-min live online sessions at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT | 23:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on May 18.
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Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.
How It Works
Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
Book 1:1 online lessons with Alan Epstein on their Lessonface profile.
Lessonface Mandolin Teacher of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020. I teach all styles of mandolin from bluegrass to ethnic and everything in between. I can help beginners get started and show experienced players how to fine tune their sound.
I have been playing mandolin for the past 48 years and have been teaching for the past 24 years. I have played in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. I have been a contributing writer for Mandolin Magazine, and I was the founder of the modern day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. During that time I have always made a point of taking mandolin lessons and workshops from the top players in the world and I...
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