Butch Baldassari's Masterful Rendition: Fisher's Hornpipe C-Part Lesson

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In this video, I'll show you how to play the rare but excellent C-part of Fisher's Hornpipe. I learned this part from mandolin maestro Butch Baldassari.

For me, the tune gets complete with this added third part, and I find it an excellent example of the brilliance and finesse that has made Butch a revered figure in the world of mandolin music.

Butch Baldassari was a celebrated mandolin virtuoso and educator renowned for his innovative contributions to bluegrass and classical music. He was born on December 15, 1952, and sadly passed away on January 10, 2009. Throughout his life, he resided primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, where he made significant contributions to the mandolin community through his performances, recordings, and teaching.

This video lesson will show you how to play the melody and chords.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs (PDF)
  • Backing and play-a-long tracks (MP3)
  • How-to-play-instructions

 On my right side, I have the excellent Swedish bluegrass guitarist Mikael Grund. 


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