Michael asked me to collaborate on this tune as it's one of his favourites, how could I refuse! Really wild in the middle, Eastern European flavour, but it's great.......I was half expecting Dr Zhivago on lead electric balalaika, but he couldn't make the session! That's the beauty of collaborating across the pond - expect the unexpected........
You guys just keep raising the bar! Great stuff once again! Love that minor change.
That was incredible!
Love it! That's one of my favorites too.
If I'd had an electric balalaika, I'd a played it on that minor part. Actually the minor change is a mental exercise used to practise the use of different 'modes'. In this case it's the Aolian. It's just so different sounding when applied to Arkansas Traveler that I actually worked it up to use it. The fun part is figuring out the new guitar chords. Thanks, Tosh, for the great playing and video presentation!
Tosh, Michael - This is a Major success and no Minor undertaking. Once again, thanks for the collaboration. Very enjoyable.
Wow! How cool was that!?!
Wow, Tosh & Michael, it sounds fantastic!!!!! I made a minor version of Soldier's joy once. Fun
Small world. I've done Soldier's Joy minor, as well. That's a cool one.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
This is NOT an alternative version.
Just the version from Butch's video which I have been working on recently:
Lovely - really nice version and sweetly played.
Nicely done, Manfred!
Tosh and Michael, that's a great contribution, and hopefully the beginning of a trend in collaboration here in the group. There's a chemistry there that really works, and Manfred, once again tuneful accurate playing that has become your hallmark.
Oooo, really pretty, Manfred. You've got that one down for sure.
A very nice piece. This one caught my attention in the last week. Thanks for giving me some idea as to how to approach it.
Very nice, Manfred. I really like the lower "A" part. I've attempted this tune in the past without much success. After listening to your solid rendition I've moved this tune from my "Maybe Someday" binder to my "Learn Now" binder. Thanks for the lesson and the nudge.
Awesome Manfred! That is a really great version.............
Thanks a lot for all your kind words, guys.
Tosh, good to see you back! Where have you been hiding? I am gonna watch Italy-England in a few minutes and hope England make it into the semi-final
I've always liked this tune, I guess it was one of the first I ever learned on the mandolin, so here's my go. My camera battery ran out before I could get a take I was quite happy with, so you'll see the playing and the music go slightly out of sync at one point - sorry about that, but I'm sure those of you who've done a bit of this understand
Really cool variations and beautifully played!
I spent the whole day playing mandolin today, and this evening it finally started to sound pretty good to me. This is my last video today, I promise.
Really cool variations and beautifully played times 2. Keep 'em coming David.
David...no need to limit yourself from posting all the videos you feel inclined to post! Don't hold back..none of Ya'll. Just sayin'.
Looks like I'm only a year late to this thread! I really loved the minor key wildness, while OS's version rocks (as usual!).
Good work all.
Here is my take on the traditional tune. I need less caffeine!
sgarrity, that was some mighty fine picking. Loved all the drone strings and the many variations. Thanks for posting. (If that's what caffeine does then never order decaf...)