Roanoke

Roanoke

This classic Bill Monroe tune was recorded at a Decca Records Session, on December 31, 1954 at Bradley Studios in Hillsboro Village, Nashville TN.  The tune was written when Bill as in Roanoke, and because he had a toothache, he stayed back to work on this tune while...
Roanoke

Warming Up/Getting Ready to Play

Instructor: Mike Compton Warming Up/Getting Ready to Play (All): Whether you are a new beginner player, or someone who has been playing for decades, this is a really important class for each and every one of us. It’s always a good idea to relax and loosen up...
Roanoke

Playing in the Cracks

Instructor: Mike Compton Playing in the Cracks (Advanced):   The title of this class refers to a phrase used by the late John Hartford. “Playing in the Cracks” describes playing all the tones taken away by the frets on your fingerboard making for a...
Roanoke

Big Mon

Instructor: Mike Compton “Big Mon” (Advanced): By request! One of Bill Monroe’s most popular and well -known numbers by far, but often misrepresented on the mandolin. This class will be taught using a note-for-note transcription of Bill’s...