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Shenandoah Valley Breakdown is a cool bluegrass jam tune. Today we are learning the melody of the tune, as well as some cool ways to spice it up using drones, slides, and double stops. These simple techniques are the bread and butter of bluegrass improvisation, and can turn a simple melody into a cool and stylish solo, which is exactly what we're going to do with this tune. If you like this tune then you'll be happy to know that I've transcribed a Stuart Duncan solo from a live performance, which I will be teaching in a lesson a little bit later. Stuart is one of the most stylish fiddlers ever, and learning his phrasing note-for-note, bow-for-bow, will open up the world of improvising for you. I've also included practice tracks at the bottom of the lesson so you can work this tune up to speed. Enjoy!