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    In this video I break down how i play this great REM tune.....thanks for watching!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar_4Mo0EVm4

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    Fantastic! Thanks very much. I picked-up four very helpful tips from your excellent video:

    1) Immense thanks for the 4-5-2(0)-0 Em chord voicing! I have been using 0-2-2(0)-0 for this. It sounded okay, but is vastly inferior to your chord voicing.
    2) Thanks for the pointer to drop the pinky on the d-string 5th fret on the Fmaj chord [5-3(5)-0-1] in the intro/chorus. I have been using 5-3(0)-0-1 - again, okay, but not nearly as good as your voicing.
    2) I like that little slide to the 7th fret in the interlude. Also, I like the pointer to not involve the e-string at all when playing the a-string on the third fret in the interlude. Nice!
    3) Adding the open e-string on the first beats of each measure of the ending riff is awesome! Actually, now that I've seen and heard you do this, it's clearly VERY important to the song. (I had been adding an open e to all of the notes [playing X-X-7-0] in the ending riff, and just placing emphasis on the first beats).

    Thank you again for this great tutorial - Very helpful!

    BTW - I like adding an Am chord at the very end, after the ending riff...I know it's not on the recordings, but I love the way it sounds :-)

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    Thanks for your very kind post - I'm glad you enjoy this tune! Hope this finds you very well,

    dale

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    Dale,

    Great demo. I checked your YouTube channel and you're quite accomplished on the geetar, also. Your worship band is outstanding! Are the video feeds televised? Are you a full time professional or is this just a love? Fabulous playing bro.

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    Tonedr/maplebaby:

    Thanks for doing this!

    Rank noob here, just started learning chords, shapes, changes, etc. Not easy, my fingers are very stubborn and not cooperative at all. But, I was having a blast last night after stepping through your instructions.

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    This is very helpful. I was playing different forms of the chords, but these make more sense and sound truer to the original.
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    each post is greatly appreciated......thanks for taking your time to watch!

    mtucker - thanks for your kind words. The service is televised locally, i'm a school teacher but am fortunate to get to play music! Again thanks,

    dale

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    Very nice post..... thanks. Great tips on playing the Am and Em with open E. I've always played these cords fretting the E string.

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    thanks, thats really good with just the right amount of explanations ( in some lessons they talk more than they play ha !)
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    Thanks a lot !
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    OBTW - that's a beautiful collection of Collings. Now, your 'maplebaby' moniker makes alot of sense.. Before Bill started on electrics, and mandolins for that matter, I was on a tear with Tom Anderson's tele's and strats...still have a few. I was at NAMMS in Anaheim one year with my friend Harvey Leach and hung with TOM and Bill for awhile...they were pretty good friends, somewhat yin-yang, but really solid guys. As I recall, Bill was previewing an L-5 ... everything about it screamed perfectionism!

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    thanks for the very kind posts and donating some of your time to do so!

    mtucker - really enjoyed reading your post - thanks for sharing that story. NAMM is an overwhelming event for me! Sounds like you made some great memories.

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    While mandolining (as opposed to fiddling) around the other night with this tune, I came across a very easy way to play the Am-->Em chord change in the verse. Play Am as described in the video (5-2(0)-0-0), but play the Em as 0-5-2(0)-0. All you will need to do is move the chord shape over one course of strings, and lift the index finger to add the open string.

    This sounds pretty good, and very full with all of the open strings (especially if you've got an oval holed mando). Additionally, it looks like what Buck is doing in some of the later live video versions of the song.

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    Great song to play mandolin along with. A song not heard covered much, if at all. Along with the other good ideas presented in this threat I've found moving the EM down 2 fret's and playing with it by hammering on the E string 1st fret f, for the DM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maplebaby View Post
    Sounds like you made some great memories.

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    I'm really a car guy first, Dale, but have loved music for as long as I can remember. The two seem to be a very natural fit, especially here in Cali. I've made a ton of lasting friendships over the years through my two passions, with people from all walks of life including some really phenomenal top-tier players who feel as strong about their '32 hiboy roadster as they do about making music. Both completely peak my love and interest because of the fellowship and brotherhood these mediums provide. Something that can only be had from a few other places that I'm aware of, here on earth! Everyone shares the same love, and it matters little with regard to 'who' or 'what' you are, everyone is equal. Just love it! Peace and love, bro.

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    I am loving your youtube stuff. Thanks for posting.

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    thanks for your kind posts!

    fast eddie - your posts are GREAT and appreciated!

    dale

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    Good stuff Dale,...I enjoy your guitar demo's on GC forum too.

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    Thanks for the chord tips. Minor chords are really awesome on the mandolin.
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    thanks gentlemen for your kind posts and i appreciate you taking time to do so! Rick great to connect here as well as GC.....hope all is good,

    dale

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    Wow, thank you for the video post! I subscribed to your channel. Thank you for contributing to the education of others.

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    hello Brooke, and thanks for your kind post! I've got to admit i'm envious of your location - love that city and visit every chance i can.

    best,
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    Great tutorial Video thanks for sharing - very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtucker View Post
    I'm really a car guy first, Dale, but have loved music for as long as I can remember. The two seem to be a very natural fit...
    Yeah man, like car-tunes... sure they go together.

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    Well done. Very helpful!
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