• Mike Compton Talks First Generation Bluegrass Mandolin Styles

    Monroe Mandolin CampMonroe Mandolin Camp convenes September 18-22 at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tenn. with Mike Compton at the helm.

    The videos presented here by D'Addario and Mandolin Cafe, both camp sponsors, have Mike breaking down the style and talking about right- and left-hand techniques using the tune "Methodist Preacher."

    Acting as preservationists for the innovative, original and groundbreaking music as created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, who were every bit active co-collaborators in the creation of this music, Monroe Mandolin Camp offers a stylized focus on the original Americana genre called Bluegrass music.

    Through their instructors, support musicians and staff, in addition to giving all participants a full immersion and hands-on in-depth learning and playing experience, Monroe Mandolin Camp continues to foster an incredible international community of folks who bring this original bluegrass music home with them, building platforms and connections for the next generation of young musicians.

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    Comments 16 Comments
    1. Denny Gies's Avatar
      Denny Gies -
      Thank you Mike and Scott. Neat stuff.
    1. John Adrihan's Avatar
      John Adrihan -
      Great stuff. Thanks
    1. oliverkollar's Avatar
      oliverkollar -
      Really good info!

      Thanks Scott and Mike.
    1. Beefy's Avatar
      Beefy -
      Awesome stuff. Thanks Y’all.
    1. Mike Romkey's Avatar
      Mike Romkey -
      Wow! Thanks, Scott + Mike. You made my Tuesday. : )
    1. d18daddy's Avatar
      d18daddy -
      Fantastic. I feel like I could spend a lifetime getting that “slidey stuff” down. ��
    1. tomsain's Avatar
      tomsain -
      That is great! I’ll be playing these videos over and over this week. Thank you!
    1. RFMando's Avatar
      RFMando -
      MC is the best! -RF
    1. Don Grieser's Avatar
      Don Grieser -
      Quote Originally Posted by d18daddy View Post
      Fantastic. I feel like I could spend a lifetime getting that “slidey stuff” down. ��
      At least a lifetime.
    1. Bernie Daniel's Avatar
      Bernie Daniel -
      Loved those videos. If you have ever been to a Mike Compton camp there is sure to be a session on getting that "fiddle sound" out of the mandolin. He has gone farther then almost anyone else on that I think?
    1. PFeldmann's Avatar
      PFeldmann -
      Mike, Good work. You may want to pay more attention to the relative volume of your voice and your mandolin.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      First anniversary of this really interesting set of videos!
    1. Victor Daniel's Avatar
      Victor Daniel -
      Excellent. Mike is a very good instructor. His explanations are clear and he shows you exactly how to position your hands and grip to get the right form. Thank you!
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Published this date 2019.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Noting the anniversary of this feature.
    1. tmsweeney's Avatar
      tmsweeney -
      Great stuff from a true master, but where is the classic Compton one legged stand at the end?