If you’ve heard one Mumford and Sons song, you’ve heard them all. At least, that’s the theory of musician Dion Beary, whose impression of the folk rock outfit and their often formulaic approach to songwriting is pretty much spot-on.
Of course, that’s not to say that every man, woman, and child toting banjos, breeches, washboards, waistcoats, and moonshine can become Marcus Mumford. (Although, if you’ve ever consumed it, you’d know that moonshine helps with all creative endeavors.) That said, at least they’ll know the bare essentials of Mumford 101: A) Slow, hushed vocals; B) Bold, crescendoing strumming; and C) Always end with a wild mix of sing-shouting, knee-slapping, and/or clapping. Voila! You’ve got your very own ::Insert Mumford and Sons song::.
Watch Beary’s down-home demonstration below (via Gawker).
And here’s the real deal (in case you couldn’t tell):