Bluegrass music was built upon historic performances by the creators of the style: Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Vassar Clements, Chubby Wise, Benny Martin, and many others. We study those performances to master the style. And in Bluegrass music, as in Bebop, Rock, and many other genres, quoting a performance from the original recording is considered not only a good idea, it’s a badge of knowledge and belonging, and a way of connecting the past with the present. Knowing these genre-defining solos can help you develop subtle and nuanced musical commentaries on the original solo, and help you create your own accurate, original take on the entire style. We're releasing one solo a week for 15 weeks starting now!
- Muleskinner Blues Kickoff #1
- Muleskinner Blues Kickoff #2
- Fiddle Arpeggios: 1-4-5- in A
- Uncle Pen
- My Cabin in Caroline
- Somone Took My Place with You
- Can't You Hear Me Calling
- Footprints in the Snow
Darol Anger teaches fiddle online at ArtistWorks. Click below for more info and free sample lessons!