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Nick Amodeo

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.

Taught by Nick Amodeo in Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes seriesLength: 30:31Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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nwhynwhy replied on November 1st, 2016

Another amazing lesson from Nick. It's a good feeling to have at the end of a lesson: "hey, I could do that" (with a little more practice). There is something to watch out for though. Nick obviously has tabs or sheet music in front of him, but it's not quite the same (sometimes) as what we have. When in doubt, do what he says in the video, not what is written in the PDF. In particular, in video scene 6, the explanation of the opening video scene 1 demo, the ending measures (13-15) in the scene#1 part of the PDF (called measure 14 in the video) are not right. There are also smaller differences in other measures. It would be nice if Nick could check and correct the tabs for scene 1 in the PDF.

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.



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Over The Waterfall

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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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