Mandolin in Old-Time and Bluegrass

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
Uncle Dave's Workshop Tent
Doug Olsen

The workshop for old-time mandolin music will give participants an introduction to the history, techniques, and repertoire of the mandolin in old-time music.

Beginning technical basics such as tuning, left and right hand positions, picking direction, scales, and chords will be demonstrated and practiced on typical tunes such as Old Joe Clark, Soldiers Joy, or Redwing.


Doug Olsen has been playing old-time music on the mandolin since the 1980s. He also plays guitar, bass, and fiddle.

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