Mandolinist Sierra Hull releases teaching video
Monday, March 15, 2010
– Young mandolin ace Sierra Hull releases her very first teaching DVD titled "Secrets Songs & Tunes," on Tuesday, March 16 with AcuTab. The DVD is based on the music from her 2008 Rounder Records release, "Secrets," and provides viewers with one on one mandolin instruction as she takes them through the different songs on the album.
The DVD offers four hours of instruction from Hull. The two-DVD set is also packaged with an informational printed booklet that contains the music from the solos she teaches.
In her AcuTab DVD, Hull teaches 7 songs and solos from Secrets, plus 2 tunes from a limited-release CD she recorded at age 13. She goes into detail demonstrating the solos, putting even the more complex pieces (like Smashville and Hullarious) within the reach of intermediate level mandolinists.
Sierra, a student at Berklee School of Music in Boston, is assisted in the studio by Kenny Smith on guitar, Ron Block on banjo and Zak McLamb on bass and AcuTab's John Lawless discusses the different techniques with Hull throughout.
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She isn't a flashy picker or vocalist, yet her self confident mastery of both shines throughout songs such as the traditional bluegrass of Don't Pick Me Up ...