|Free Monthly Newsletter Lesson - April 2008
Arranged for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine by Brad Davis
Brad Davis has been busy the past couple of weeks transcribing solos from his Flatpick Jam Volume 4
DVD. This month’s newsletter lesson features a transcription of the
great old fiddle tune “Flop-Eared Mule” from Brad’s slow-to-medium
version from the DVD.
If you are not familiar with the Flatpick Jam
DVD series, it is an “play-along” accompaniment DVD series (four
volumes in all) where Brad plays each tune presented on each DVD at
four different tempos (slow, slow/medium, medium/fast, and fast) so
that you can work on your tone, timing, note clarity, and fluidity at
the slower tempos and then work to develop your speed at the higher
tempos. There is a speed appropriate for every ability level.
At each tempo Brad takes a solo then plays
rhythm so you can take your solo. At the three higher tempos Brad swaps
solos and rhythm with you twice. This gives you the opportunity to
practice your solo and rhythm seven times on every tune! On each tune
Brad plays a variety of rhythmic and lead styles. A bass and mandolin
chop accompany every song at every tempo, and chord changes are
indicated on-screen (for the slow tempo).
If you'd like to find out more about the Brad Davis Flatpick Jam Volume 4 DVD, click here.
This month’s e-newsletter lesson features a
transcription of the first solo that Brad takes on the slow/medium
version of “Flop-Eared Mule.” Enjoy!