In addition to being one of the world's greatest bluegrass musicians Sam Bush is a clear and dynamic instructor. This terrific two-part series will help aspiring mandoling players improve their technical prowess build repertoire and develop formidable musicianship on their instrument. Teaching traditional fiddel tunes Bill Monroe-style instrumentals and his own compositions Sam provides detailed instruction in pick technique rhythm chopping speed building warm-up exercises tremolo improvised soloing and much more. You'll learn how to create variations on melodies use drone strings for fiddle-like effects employ crosspicking tecniques for a smoother sound and move upthe neck to play in higher positions. The songs and variations you'll be playing include: Ragtime Annie Bile Them Cabbage Down Blackberry Blossom Sally Goddin Big Mon Get Up John Brilliancy Whayasay and Big Rabbit. As a bonus Sam privides insight into his instruments and equipment his favourite strings pick gauges and the ways that his instruments have been set up to suit his exacting requirements.