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    Sierra Hull has small hands, but it doesn't keep her away from the octave mandolin. I guess I'll have to come up with a different excuse!

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    There is no excuse for not playing the OM
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    Great way to start my day. Sierra rocks!!!!!!
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    I saw Sierra Hull in that tour, and on that particular number I was in awe. We had seen her playing wonderfully on mandolin all evening. And I guess I had gotten a little complacent. Then she takes out the octave. Its a great instrument itself and sounds amazing. But her playing, that over the top, as usual, and on an octave... I just sat back in awe. The realization finaly gripped me that there is no connection between what she does and what I do. Its not a continuum where I do that, just slower. Its more like she plays mandolin and I chop chord wood.

    I chatted with her briefly after the show at the CD counter, asking her about the octave, and I can't remember a thing she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    ...Its more like she plays mandolin and I chop chord wood.
    That's because you didn't play the mandolin ever since you were a little girl, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    That's because you didn't play the mandolin ever since you were a little girl, I guess.
    Well, I console myself, I could be that good if I started 15 years before I was born.
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    JeffD,

    I saw Sierra Hull in that tour, and on that particular number I was in awe.
    Ditto for me. I, too, saw her a few months ago and felt the same way. It's awe-inspiring and somewhat demoralizing all at the same time.

    The experience did leave me with a case of OMAS that hasn't been remedied as of yet...

    Robert
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galileo View Post
    It's awe-inspiring and somewhat demoralizing all at the same time.
    Yea I know what you mean. I fight being demoralized. I fight it all the time. I am consoled in that, as far as I can tell, Sierra Hull is a really great person. If its not going to be me, let it at least not be some creten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    Yea I know what you mean. I fight being demoralized. I fight it all the time. I am consoled in that, as far as I can tell, Sierra Hull is a really great person. If its not going to be me, let it at least not be some creten.
    Nice video! I guess I am lazy and could look it up -- but is that a Weber octave?
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    Hi Bernie,

    It is a Weber; a Fern I believe. It really does sound rich and full.

    Robert

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    I saw her on 4/21 in West Milford, NJ. It was a small intimate setting and I sat at most 15 feet from Sierra. It was one of the best concerts I've seen. She broke a string on her mandolin during the last tune of the last set and flatpicked a couple of fiddle tunes on guitar for the encore. She's just as good on guitar. The whole band was great.

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