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Nick Amodeo

Blackberry Blossom

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

Taught by Nick Amodeo in Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes seriesLength: 28:15Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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nwhynwhy replied on October 24th, 2016

Another great lesson, thanks. I will point out a couple minor things about the transcription. The first is very trivial: the alternate ending of part A, measure 9, is unnecessary since it's the same. The alternate ending talked about in the video is about the four bar phrase (not of part A), so measures 4 and 8 are different. ===== The second thing is that the video part 4, the basic melody, talks about a tricky part near the end of part B, saying it's measure 15, but it's the measure labelled measure 16 in the PDF, and that's because of the extra measure (#9 in the PDF) mentioned above. It would really be #15 without that.

Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes

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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 FREE
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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