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Man of Constant Sorrow

Welcome to the song lesson of "Man of Constant Sorrow" presented by Nick Amodeo! Nick demonstrates his take on this classic bluegrass tune.

Taught by Nick Amodeo in Songs with Nick Amodeo seriesLength: 20:04Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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cdgriffincdgriffin replied

the lesson was awesome.I get a lot of insight in these lessons.I should have been here years ago

cdgriffincdgriffin replied

the lesson was awesome.I get a lot of insight in these lessons.I should have been here years ago

SteveAikenSteveAiken replied

That was fun. Good lesson, thanks

tim rubletim ruble replied

I have learned more since finding jamplay and your lessons than I had in many years trying to teach my self . A little knowledge goes a long way. Thanks

maxq71maxq71 replied

Like the tune and lesson. More please!

kennekenne replied

There's not a thing wrong with your vocal skills; appropriate to this tune, very nicely done Nick.

scotty09scotty09 replied

great lesson more please!

rossnorthroprossnorthrop replied

Is that a Tim Rice Santa Cruz you're playing? Is it Spruce and rosewood? It sounds sweet!

rossnorthroprossnorthrop replied

I mean a Tony Rice not Tim ? Sorry.

Nick.AmodeoNick.Amodeo replied

yep, its a 1988 santa cruz tony rice.

aquiguillermoaquiguillermo replied

Enjoyed this lesson !!! Great tune. Thanks Nick-

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied

Well what can I say Nick this hits the spot! I love it!

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied

Thank you so much for this Nick I gotta get on it now after Doc Watson's passing May God Rest his soul and I'll see ya' all both in the sweet by & by!

c_w_hartc_w_hart replied

I don't typically play this style, but I enjoyed this lesson very much.

Nick.AmodeoNick.Amodeo replied

whoops...i accidentally erased tspots question. im using medium gauge d'addario strings. (EJ17s)

tspott07tspott07 replied

thanks man much appreciated response! I love the tone of your guitar btw. Fun song, pretty easy to pick up. The toughest part for me was actually the strumming patter

dagaldagal replied

Awesome instruction on a great song. Thanks Nick!

dagaldagal replied

Awesome instruction on a great song. Thanks Nick!

bkuhlmannbkuhlmann replied

For someone playing 2 years or less this is a 3 in level of difficulty.

jr77jr77 replied

Love this tune! I'm always amazed when songs turn out to be easier than they sound - not that I can play it well, yet, but I will! Thanks for a great lesson!

rockgremlinrockgremlin replied

This is my very first tune on the guitar. Thanks for the great lesson! My family all thinks I'm a pro now! :)

commanderviccommandervic replied

Hey Nick Really like your lessons. Very articulate, very knowledgeable and delivered in a very understandable way. Please post more material!!!

bigjimgtrbigjimgtr replied

Cool tune, slick lil' acoustic riffs....great lesson!!!

gotatelegotatele replied

now onto temperance reel, have a feeling that will be much harder

gotatelegotatele replied

thanks nick, using the first and third fingers for the D chord notes, really helped me to play it better with the free middle finger for the hammer ons, thanks

nmoundnmound replied

Very nice...thank you!!!

stratmusicstratmusic replied

Excellent lesson!

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

Really cool lesson!

tom474etom474e replied

cool

tarocattarocat replied

I'm beginning guitar level but this is one of my all-time favorite tunes. I'll learn it eventually. More songs like this please. Watching your videos from Thailand. Thanks so much, Tony

dj.phillipsdj.phillips replied

Awesome!

tedilasllavestedilasllaves replied

Dude you rock! Have you any idea how much I'm gonna blow people away with this at my local open mic?

videorovvideorov replied

Glad to see this lesson. Im looking forward to playing this. Thankyou for teaching this, its a great song.

Don.SDon.S replied

Suh-weet, especially for a Soggy Bottom Boy.

justapickerjustapicker replied

Love it! GREAT Nick!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

Love this song! Great job Nick!

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

I dig it!

Nick.AmodeoNick.Amodeo replied

terrible singing alert!

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

False alarm.

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied

Like this tune!

Songs with Nick Amodeo

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Man of Constant SorrowLesson 1

Man of Constant Sorrow

Welcome to the song lesson of "Man of Constant Sorrow" presented by Nick Amodeo! Nick demonstrates his take on this classic bluegrass tune.

Length: 20:04 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Temperance ReelLesson 2

Temperance Reel

Nick demonstrates the classic song "Temperance Reel." This song features a mix of Celtic and bluegrass sounds and is a fantastic intermediate song to learn.

Length: 36:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Forked DeerLesson 3

Forked Deer

Nick introduces the fantastic bluegrass song "Forked Deer." Utilizing a capo, this is a great song lesson to help apply some basic bluegrass techniques.

Length: 34:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Shady GroveLesson 4

Shady Grove

Nick Amodeo demonstrates the chords and a few different versions of the melody to the traditional bluegrass tune called "Shady Grove".

Length: 22:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Nick Amodeo

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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