Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin
Chris teaches five Monroe-style tunes literally note-by-note: Big Mon, Bluegrass Breakdown, Raw Hide, Wheel Hoss, and also a terrific, bluesy break to Man of Constant Sorrow. Chris teaches the four Monroe compositions very close to the recorded versions — on Wheel Hoss he’s practically mirroring every note of what Monroe played.
These lessons are all taught carefully note-by-note, showing every pick stroke and naming every note, all the way through each tune. No Tab. VHS or DVD.
Growing up, our family business was music and musical education. I have appeared in many instructional videos and since I was eleven years old. For over fifteen years I have been giving personal lessons.
Whether you are looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, or bass, I can help you learn by ear, the old fashioned way, with no written material or tablature.
I break down tunes into individual phrases, then teach all the notes to all the licks one-by-one and pickstroke-by-pickstroke, providing all the details to combine the phrases together slowly, then work them up to speed.
Whether it’s learning a blazing instrumental or just learning the chords to your favorite song, I can help you open the doors to musical comprehension, ear training, improvising and theory.
From teaching large workshop classes at folk festivals like The Florida Folk Festival, to the week-long Davis-Elkins College Augusta Heritage camp, RockyGrass Academy, to the prestigious Colorado College, I have lots of experience teaching all ages from children to seniors. I can help get you going in various styles including bluegrass, old-time, country, folk, blues, basic swing, many styles of rock, and more.
- $25 / half-hour
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Guitar
- Bluegrass Banjo
- Upright Bass