How to Play Forked Deer by Nick Amodeo (Guitar Lesson)


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Nick Amodeo

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.

Taught by Nick Amodeo in Songs with Nick Amodeo seriesLength: 34:04Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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anthonyyounganthonyyoung replied on November 20th, 2015

Nick, I love the rapid pull offs at the end of the demo. However, due to speed I can't quite get the sequence to achieve the right sound. Any chance of a supplementary slowmo demo? Once I get it I can put my wife out of her misery listening to me trying!

tjbluestjblues replied on October 3rd, 2012

Thanks Nick, you gave me another way to play this great song.

vansmackvansmack replied on April 25th, 2012

This is delicious stuff. Thanks for the lesson.

echochickechochick replied on April 24th, 2012

sweet! i espically like this arrangement cuz it works as a solo guitar piece to shock and awe my frends. umm,,, everything i play is kinda shocking tho :(

basprellictbasprellict replied on March 13th, 2012

Cool!

Canyon HikerCanyon Hiker replied on December 17th, 2011

Oh man, this is an awesome version of this tune Nick....might take me a bit to get the trickier parts down, but I'm all over this. More of this kind of stuff!!! Max

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Nick demonstrates some or your favorite songs with a bluegrass background.



Lesson 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
Lesson 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
Lesson 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
Lesson 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

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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