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Play Like a Legend: Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin

We just added Joe Carr's book/CD set Play Like a Legend: Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin to our website. We think you’ll like it as much as we do. It's an 80-page book from veteran player, teacher, and author Joe Carr focused on mandolinist and “Father of Bluegrass Music” Bill Monroe. Joe dissects Monroe’s unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon’s stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. Included in the book are transcriptions, new, “in-the-style-of” arrangements, chord voicings, rhythm/backup patterns and more. 40 solos in all. Further, this book includes 32 never-before-seen photos of Monroe in performance with his band the Bluegrass Boys and special guests. If you're into bluegrass or Bill Monroe, this book/CD set is a must.

Great companion book: Monroe Instrumentals: 25 Bill Monroe Favorites. 25 important transcriptions including Bill Monroe classics Bluegrass Stomp, Bluegrass Breakdown, Raw Hide, Big Mon, Jerusalem Ridge, Cheyenne, Monroe's Hornpipe, Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, more (see complete listing below). Excellent primer on Monroe's compositions and soloing approach. Tunes and solos every Bluegrass mandolinist should know.

"Play Like a Legend: Bill Monroe Tunes & Songs for Mandolin" 80-page book/ CD set by Joe Carr $29.95

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Tunes/solos:

Back Up and Push
Blackberry Blossom
Boston Boy
Brakeman’s Blues
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’
Chicken Reel
Close By
Cotton Eyed Joe
Cripple Creek
Dusty Miller
East Tennessee Blues
Fire on the Mountain
Happy on My Way
I Saw the Light
I’m on My Way Back to the Old Home
Katy Hill
Kentucky Mandolin
Litttle Joe
Methodist Preacher
Monroe Blues
Nine Pound Hammer
No One But My Darlin’
On and On
Paddy on the Turnpike
Panhandle Country
Roanoke
Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Roll on Buddy, Roll On
Sally Goodin
Salt Creek
Soldier’s Joy
Sugar Coated Love
The First Whippoorwill
The Gold Rush
Turkey in the Straw
Walk Softly on this Heart
Wheel Hoss
White House Blues
White House Blues II
White House Blues III

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