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Mace
Jul-06-2006, 5:20am
Any other tunes with mandolin on them?

taboot
Jul-06-2006, 4:05pm
I dunno about that, but there's a lot of his material that sits very nicely on the mandolin. Check out Jamie Masefield's various interpretations of Powderfinger (on five string!) Winterlong, and The Deep Forbidden Lake.

I myself play a bunch of his tunes, Powderfinger, Don't Cry No Tears, Cortez the Killer, Looking for a Lover, Alberquque, Roll Another Number... So much great stuff to choose from.

Christian

Mace
Jul-07-2006, 8:13am
I agree many of his tunes work well on mandolin. I was wondering why there is an apparent lack of mandolin. The banjo shows its face.

fishdawg40
Jul-07-2006, 9:01am
Harvest seems like it would be very mando friendly.

Ed Goist
Jan-13-2011, 8:22pm
Here are some Neil Young songs I've been working on.
This is all pretty basic stuff, which, of course, is a big part of why it's so brilliant. :)
Neil is The Man!
I'd say these are all very beginner friendly transcriptions.
Oh, and I see that Powderfinger is mentioned above. Great song, and The Cowboy Junkies' version has some sweet mandolin in it. That's likely the tune I'll work on next.
Comments and suggestions welcome. Enjoy!

Heart of Gold (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1NLOQWCn2in3cwP1GCmyCFdP_Pwm7g-Mi-X0OW0Zm7Mk)
Like A Hurricane (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1VFF2cy37Qd_Rtm97brPIKX4W-NNlfpBAarEJRsepi9c)
Rockin' in the Free World (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1YaxQeHDFtf1r5vB-S0TXWksw3O-nCA49mL4MxLK7lao)
Long May you run:
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Fretsman
Jan-14-2011, 4:26pm
I agree many of his tunes work well on mandolin. I was wondering why there is an apparent lack of mandolin. The banjo shows its face.

I believe James Taylor did the banjo work on Old Man.

dave
Jan-14-2011, 4:39pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0mOG8omO6c

Steve Ostrander
Jan-15-2011, 4:40pm
In my trio we play Old Man, Cowgirl in the Sand, Down By the River, Don't Let it Bring You Down, Harvest, Sugar Mountain, and probably some others that I can't remember right now.

Mandobart
Jan-16-2011, 7:09pm
I may never have learned to play guitar without Neil Young. He has always been a major musical inspiration to me. I sit in with a lot of other acoustic musicians, and it seems like everyone I know knows at least some of his songs. Anything of his I play on guitar, I do on mando too. You can't go wrong playing Neil Young on mando, except maybe the stuff from Trans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_(album)).

EdHanrahan
Jan-17-2011, 4:10pm
Long May You Run:
Since it's a song TO his car, I'm pretty sure that "we missed that SHIFT on the long decline...". That'd be a tough place for Neil and his car to miss a ship!

Ed Goist
Jan-17-2011, 5:43pm
Long May You Run:
Since it's a song TO his car, I'm pretty sure that "we missed that SHIFT on the long decline...". That'd be a tough place for Neil and his car to miss a ship!

Good catch, Ed!

Long May You Run Mandolin tab/chord chart (http://docs.google.com/View?id=dfp3cbmm_214fvm9qqfr) - Here's the tab with that lyric fixed. I've also included a little three note arpeggio based on the open A major (6-2-0-0) that I think sounds good played at the end of the second line of the intro, each verse, and chorus.

Ed Goist
Jan-22-2011, 11:04am
Here is a wonderful live version of the Cowboy Junkies cover of "Powderfinger", featuring the mandolin playing of Jeff Bird (http://www.jeffbird.com/index.html) on his Gibson F2 (http://www.jeffbird.com/mandolins.html).

Unfortunately, we don't get to see much of Jeff because of the camera angle, but we sure get to hear him. Great stuff!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_4sHghAdtU

joshtree
Jan-23-2011, 8:10am
[What did the Deadhead say when the LSD wore off? "This music sucks!"

HA!

joshtree
Jan-23-2011, 8:23am
I think the camera person is in love with the guitarist. Its like he/she couldn't even hear the mando :(

Larry R
Jan-26-2011, 9:11pm
My favorite Neil Young song to play on mandolin is "Old Man" and I love doing the banjo bit. Also have done "Heart Of Gold", "Ohio", "Keep On Rockin In The Free World", and "Like A Hurricane"

Gwernen
Feb-01-2011, 7:35pm
Has anyone tabbed or transcribed Cortez the Killer?

Ed Goist
Feb-05-2011, 1:08am
Good stuff!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnboEKBJ9jg

luckylarue
Feb-16-2011, 8:55am
I've been doing "Pocohontas" in E.
Learned from the Gillian Welch/David Rawlings live version.
I'm sure there's a youtube of it somewhere's.

journeybear
Feb-16-2011, 9:18am
Great version of “Don't Let It Bring You Down” by The Cowboy Junkies on the Jimmy Fallon show posted on this thread (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?70072)last week. The link anyway. Oh, geez, why not just post the link? OK ... (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/cowboy-junkies-dont-let-it-bring-you-down-2911/1289277/) BTW, this was the second song they performed, for internet only. The broadcast song was a cover of ”Wrong Piano” by Vic Chesnutt, which you can see on the repeat tonight about 3:50 AM. Seriously rocked out emando, worth staying up for or just setting your VCR/DVR.

AlanN
Feb-16-2011, 9:58am
Don't Let it Bring You Down,

Isn't this the one that 'starts off real slow and fizzles out all together?'

Always loved that.

Ed Goist
Feb-18-2011, 1:50am
Kevin Jones Band performing Neil Young's Vampire Blues featuring Doyle Wood on mandolin (a Godin A8).
Good stuff!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auW76TmDTDs

Ed Goist
Nov-12-2011, 2:47pm
Happy Birthday to Neil Young, born on this date (November 12th) in 1945.
"Keep on Rockin' in the Free World!"

Terry Allan Hall
Dec-27-2011, 7:59am
"Tell Me Why" from Harvest works out nicely on the mandolin, as does "Harvest".

Ed Goist
Jun-06-2012, 3:45pm
On today's edition of NPR's Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviews Neil Young about his latest project with Crazy Horse, Americana, a collection of Folk-Rock-Crazy-Horsesque reinterpretations of some classic American songs.
The interview can be heard here (http://www.npr.org/2012/06/06/154420889/neil-young-the-fresh-air-interview).
Note: No mandolin content as far as I could tell.