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Nick Amodeo

Over The Waterfall

Join Nick as he teaches two different versions of Over The Waterfall: one with a simple melody and one more complex version that will utilize some more advanced techniques.

Taught by Nick Amodeo in Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes seriesLength: 37:09Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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nwhynwhy replied on October 17th, 2016

This is great. If anyone else got confused in part 5 (basic melody) at 08:06 where he says the pickup notes for the B part are in measure 10, his score must have repeat signs; for the score in the supplemental they are in measure 20.

jboothjbooth replied on October 19th, 2016

Thank you for pointing this out! I'll ask Hemme if he thinks we should add repeats to make this match up or leave it as is, but it was very helpful to have this message posted either way. Thank you.

nwhynwhy replied on October 21st, 2016

Well, the score matches the video part 1 (demo) and part 5 (playing the chords), all AABBAABB of it. 64 measures. It would be shorter and maybe more clear with repeats, but I'm okay either way. Even with repeats and counting the first pickup measure it still doesn't quite match up, so I don't think fixing it is easy. I've now gone through the part 5 video and there is one more place where he refers to measure numbers. At 11:55 he says measure 12 and measure 16, but those are measures 18 and 22 on the pages I printed out from the PDF.

nwhynwhy replied on October 21st, 2016

Correcting myself again; I hate being wrong. As usual, a zillion ways to be wrong and only one way to be right.. The first mention of part 5 should be part 4 (playing through - just chords) and the last mention of part 5 should be part 6 (the complex melody).

nwhynwhy replied on October 19th, 2016

oops, that should be 16

triariustriarius replied on October 15th, 2016

Beautiful melody in great interpretation. Exactly what I like!

Tim47Tim47 replied on October 15th, 2016

Great lesson and series! Keep them coming.

Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Join Nick Amodeo as he teaches both a simple and a more complex rendition of some popular bluegrass fiddle tunes.



Lesson 1

Over The Waterfall

Join Nick as he teaches two different versions of Over The Waterfall: one with a simple melody and one more complex version that will utilize some more advanced techniques.

Length: 37:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Blackberry Blossom

Learn a basic melody to Blackberry Blossom and then when you've mastered that, take on the more complex version!

Length: 28:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Join Nick as he teaches another great fiddle tune, Bury Me Beneath The Willow. Learn the basic melody, a cross-picking version and then challenge yourself with the more complex solo guitar version.

Length: 30:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Nick Amodeo View Full Biography Nick Amodeo is a multi-instrumentalist based out of Denver, Colorado. A self taught musician, he took up guitar at age 12 before moving on to mandolin and electric bass. He is the 2005 Colorado state mandolin champion, and was featured on the 2007 Downbeat magazine Blues Album of the Year, Otis Taylor’s “Definition of a Circle.”

Nick has shared the stage with such artists as Buddy Guy, Chuck Campbell, Mollie O’Brien, Nick Forster and Pete Wernick of Hot Rize, and many others. Nick currently is the mandolin department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and has over 10 years teaching experience.

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