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mad dawg
May-03-2005, 11:07am
I've been listening to a lot of Jack Johnson lately, and since his guitar style drives the rythym of his tunes a lot like a mandolin does, I thought it might be fun to play his music on mandolin.

Has anybody out there been playing any of his songs on mandolin?

(Also, are there any Jack Johnson-like mando recording artists that you are familiar with?)

Andy Morton
Aug-09-2006, 11:13pm
I am playing a Jack Johnson tune in church---"Good People" Any one tried this?? any tips??

Andy Morton

steve in tampa
Aug-10-2006, 2:43pm
Done some accompanyment with a friend who does several Jack Johnson tunes. The reversal of a bluegrass beat turns in to a reggae type thing.

Aug-11-2006, 11:16am
I thought the basic reggae beat was the same as BG (bass on 1 and 3, rhythm instrument on 2 and 4) but just much slower. I'm no expert though.

I dig Jack Johnson. I haven't tried any of his stuff on mando yet.

steve in tampa
Aug-11-2006, 1:03pm
Emphasis on the upstroke, not the downstroke

Aug-14-2006, 9:56am
Yeah you can really accentuates the beat using upstrokes but my point was it's still on the 2 and 4 just like BG (to my ears anyway....)