Fisher's Hornpipe // Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Melody

bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Jan 17, 2024

Welcome to a fun and engaging mandolin lesson where we dive into the classic tune 'Fisher's Hornpipe'! 

In this tutorial, we'll break down the melody, explore essential techniques, and learn the nuances that bring this timeless piece to life on the mandolin.

This tune is present in the traditions of Irish-, bluegrass, and even classical chamber music.

We are adding some extra attention to the triplets in the pickup line of Fisher's Hornpipe', focusing on: 

  • finger placements 
  • and picking patterns. 

The triplet technique is essential to bring out the charm of traditional melodies like this on the mandolin.

This tune is part of one of my favorite albums, "Into the Cauldron," with Chris Thile and Mike Marshall

Whether you're a beginner looking to expand your repertoire or an intermediate player seeking a new challenge, this step-by-step guide will help you master 'Fisher's Hornpipe' and add a delightful tune to your mandolin repertoire.

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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