Roadmap of the Mandolin with Alan Bibey | April 4-7

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Roadmap of the Mandolin with Alan Bibey | April 4-7


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Instructor: Alan Bibey

($252 tuition + $97-427 lodging & meals package of choice)

We will cover many aspects of Bluegrass Mandolin but much of this course would be useful regardless of the genre of music you play or want to play. We will build breaks to common Bluegrass songs and Instrumentals finding the melody in different positions on the fingerboard. We’ll also go over position shifting, double stops, hammer ons and pulls offs. We will cover classic Bluegrass licks as well as more modern approaches that will enhance the melody of the songs you already know. We will explore how to kick off or play a turnaround to any Bluegrass song and how to figure out a break to a song youve never heard before in a jam situation. There will be handouts, ear training and a lot of playing in this class. Gonna be a blast

Class Level: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Multi-Level

Required Class Materials: Mandolin!

Since first hitting the scene in the early 1980’s, Alan has made a name for himself as one of the most technically gifted mandolinist in bluegrass and acoustic music.  He was an original member of such ground-breaking bands as The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Time Out, BlueRidge and, for the last 10 years, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne. He has been voted Mandolin Performer Of The Year five times, including 2018 and 2019 by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA).  He has won IBMA Awards for Instrumental Album Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Recorded Event Of The Year, just to name a few. Alan Bibey & Grasstowne have had over ten #1 bluegrass songs including four from their latest Bluegrass project, Grasstowne “4”. Their Bluegrass Gospel single “Gonna Rise & Shine” has been #1 ten times and in the top ten for 30 weeks and their latest single “When Jesus Swings The Wrecking Ball is #1 now! Alan’s  BlueRidge project “Side By Side”, for which Alan wrote the title track, was nominated for a Grammy. He was included in the Mel Bay book, “Greatest Mandolin Players Of The Twentieth Century”, and in 2004, the Gibson Company put into production the Alan Bibey Signature line of mandolins, reaffirming his status as one of the most influential mandolin players in Bluegrass and acoustic music history.

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