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Santiago
Jul-29-2007, 8:18pm
I've been learning the violin solo from the Who's Baba O'Reilly on mandolin and it's not only fun, but it sounds very authentic, because you shift at the same time as the violin and tremolo works great at the end. I'm playing it off the record, but it would be great if there was sheet music available (no tab). Anyone?

Santiago
Jul-31-2007, 12:54pm
A lot of folks are reading this, but no comments? Anyone else try Baba O'Reilly on mandolin? It's essentially a fiddle tune.

Walter Newton
Jul-31-2007, 1:16pm
I've never tried playing it myself, but FWIW I watched the "Who's Next" episode of the Classic Albums series on DVD the other day and it was fantastic (as are most of the Classic Albums shows) - highly recommended! #I got it from Netflix, it's also available from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Albums-Who-Whos-Next/dp/B00004REQZ).

Perry
Jul-31-2007, 1:53pm
Despite numerous comments about the "violin" solo, that instrument on B O'R is a viola, without a doubt, the greatest (perhaps only) Viola solo of the Rock Era.
- joel, glen ellyn, IL

according to this website (http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1529)

Santiago
Jul-31-2007, 9:33pm
Ah. I thought it was just a five-string violin. Gets down below the G, but you can never be sure on song facts.

Mike Herlihy
Jul-31-2007, 10:00pm
Baba O'Riley - Pete Townshend

TablEdited by Michael P Herlihy
Tuning : C G D A Time Signature: 4/4

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Santiago
Aug-03-2007, 4:23pm
Cool. Thanks. It's the viola break that's most interesting for mando players.

Kid Charlemagne
Aug-31-2007, 5:47am
I thought this was going to be on playing Baba O'Riley on the mandolin (like, the guitar part). That's a heck of a lot of fun, too (gotta use an electric, though).