Class Category: Adam Tanner

The Skillet Lickers Sessions

Instructor: Adam Tanner The Skillet Lickers Sessions-Ted “Ezra” Hawkins Tunes: The Skillet Licket Sessions with Hawkins may well have been the closest relative to Monroe’s early playing as it contains generous amounts of chords, drones, and contains some of the drive associated with Bill’s early playing in his pre-1945 editions of the Blue Grass Boys.  …

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Monroe Brothers: Part 2

Instructor: Adam Tanner Monroe Brothers: Part 2 (Int-Adv): This class will focus on the rapid and nimble mandolin style Bill employs on the Monroe Brother’s recordings of “Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”.  Playing at rapid tempos requires relaxation and economy of motion.  We will focus on learning the song slowly and applying techniques that …

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Monroe Brothers: Part 1

Instructor: Adam Tanner Monroe Brothers: Part 1:  The beginning of Monroe’s blues style will be looked at in this class.  Since “Sinner You Better Get Ready” contains early examples of downstroke style picking, slides, and syncopations, it stands a great introduction into the blues aspect of Bill’s playing.