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EXERCISE 12 - EASY SONG: BOIL 'EM CABBAGE DOWN
Here is a fairly simple version of an old bluegrass favorite. Remember, that your
quarter notes are down strokes and the pairs of 8th notes are down-up.

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EXERCISE 13 - INTERMEDIATE BOIL 'EM CABBAGE DOWN
Here is the same song with a few more challenging notes in it.

mandolin tablature

EXERCISE 14 - DOUBLE STOPS
Here is the same song using something called a double stop. A double stop is when two notes are played simultaneously on two adjacent strings. You could call them two note chords.

mandolin tablature double stops

For additional help, if you need it, now might be a great time to go watch this premium video lesson. That lesson teaches the same song, with some little variations and also comes with MP3 play-along practice tracks at multiple speeds. Even if you don't download that video lesson you can probably get some benefit just by watch the free demo video on that page--just to help you see a few things in action.

I also have a free tab of a variation of this tune the way I played it in my free video called "Rhythm Basics". You can watch the video here and get the free tab here.

That should keep you busy for a while, but when you are ready, click here to go to lesson 8.

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