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Discuss the Mandolin lesson: Nine Pound Hammer Build-a-Break

The most common question I receive is ‘How do you build a break for a song?’ In this mandolin lesson, we’re going to do just that by first learning the basic melody of the common standard, Nine Pound Hammer. Then, we’ll learn how to add simple harmonies to our melody. Finally, we’ll then add in some custom licks to finish out the break.