I bought an acoustic bass guitar recently for a couple of reasons, good or bad. #I didn't want to lug around an upright or buy an amp to plug in an electric since everything else I have is unplugged.
Anyway, it didn't take long to catch that E-A-D-G is G-D-A-E backwards. #Then, the G maj arpeggio is really just an lefty open G-chord played righty. #Now I'm catching myself playing bass lines on the mandolin when I'm noodling long with the radio. #
It seems like such a logical crossover instrument for mandolin players. #I can't believe how easy it seems to be, though I don't have any illusions about how hard it would be to master. #
Has anyone else out there had similar observations? #Is it really this easy? #Weren't mandobasses tuned the same way?
Brian T. Walker
Down beside the Alamo
In the Lone Star State
"Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out."
-- Kenneth "Jethro" Burns