What?! Mark’s posting in the mandolin category? Well, yeah, my mandolin playing needs some serious help if I don’t want to be the worst mando player at camp in 2 months.
So, I’ve been going over some of Ben’s exercise and scale lessons. I thought “I wonder if I can put this to use in a song to make it more fun.” So, I picked Blackberry Blossom. The verse goes through twice, then the chorus twice. The first time of each, I use ascending scale patterns, then descending on the second time through.
So far, it’s proving to be pretty helpful in building finger dexterity. It has been tougher than I thought it would be to make my fingers switch from ascending to descending, but that’s the whole reason for the exercise.
Hope someone finds this useful.
Man-BlackBlossom-Exercise.tef (4.2 KB)