What profit is there in being an apprentice, unless there is a master to learn from, right? I'm excited to be taking lessons from Mark--my impression so far is that he's insightful & quickly identified areas that could use improvement, and he's good at giving critical feedback in a constructive way.
Two of my homework assignments from our first lesson were to learn Daley's Reel (2 breaks in different positions) and get it up to standard reel tempo of ~224 bpm, and to get my contest arrangement of Beaumont Rag up to ~224 bpm.
The rhythm tracks:
| Bb | Bb | F | F | Bb | Bb | F | Bb |
| Bb | Bb | F | F | Bb | Bb | F | Bb7|
| Eb | Eb | Bb | Bb | F | Bb | F | Bb7|
| Eb | Eb | Bb | Bb | F | Bb | F | Bb |
Or, for guitar, with capo on 3rd fret:
| G | G | D | D | G | G | D | G |
| G | G | D | D | G | G | D | G7|
| C | C | G | G | D | G | D | G7|
| C | C | G | G | D | G | D | G |
Here are some youtubes of the tune:
The Mike Snyder Band (twin fiddles! Daley's the first 3 times around, then it goes into Forked Deer)
Shadd Cobb (with a Mike Compton mando break)
I don't know who these guys are, but they do a nice version (with dobro!)