On this mandolin instructional DVD Carl Jones teaches 5 great tunes and provides insights into scale sections, harmonized scales and “slants” and “reaches” (his approach) to 2 string chord shapes). Guitar back-up is provided by Erynn Marshall. Beginners to advanced students can all benefit from adding this to their DVD library.
1. My Little Home in West Virginia – Key G. From the Green Mountain Boys (that featured Ellis Hall on fiddle with Bill Addis guitar)
2. The Georgia Waltz – Key C. This is a tune that James Bryan and Tom Jackson used to play on fiddle and harmonica. It made you want to dance!
3. Gwine Down the Valley – Key A. A nice tunes that James Bryan plays. I believe it was one Uncle Dave Macon played “back in the day.”
5. Wes Muir’s Tunes – Key C. This tuns was played Nile Wilson who was born in New Boston, Linn County, Missouri in 1912. This tune was named for Wes Muir – a contemporary of Niles father. “The New House Was Built” is an alternate title sometimes given.