Discuss the Mandolin lesson: Old Joe Clark- Advanced


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/old-joe-clark-advanced-mandolin-advanced

My Ol’ Uncle Joe has gotten off his meds again, but that’s a GOOD thing! Let me teach you how to use multiple octaves in one solo, and let the open strings work to our advantage. And watch out for that Rattlesnake!


#2

Ben on the shuffle on the opening of A and B parts, I know you are using your ring finger from the G# to the A (6-7) but when looking at the video it looks like your ring and middle finger are sitting on strings, are they? Also, you mentioned using the thumb to mute the G string. Why not just use the middle finger to mute since it seems to be there anyway? Am I missing something here?


#3

That sounds like pretty good strategy to me :slight_smile: I have a tendency to mash down with my middle rather than just mute, so that’s why I use my thumb. What you’ve described sounds great, though.