View Full Version : Ah Spring!

Brian Baker
Mar-29-2004, 9:50pm
Well, spring has certainly showed up here in Greenville SC: the blooms (and bees) are out in full force.

What better song to enjoy while taking in the beautiful weather than "Ah Spring" by Chris Thile? I think this is one of the prettiest mando melodies ever recorded... I am in the process of learning it from tab, but the part that gives me the most trouble is the first measure! Gotta work on that pinky, gotta work on that pinky...

Is anyone else out there as gaga about this tune as I am?


Mar-29-2004, 10:38pm
I love this song!!


Mar-30-2004, 12:27am
Great tune....the co-mando site has the tabledit/midi file that you can play along with -- verrrry slooowwwwly, in my case http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif and it is definitely a "pinky work-out". My other favorite tune from that same CD is Golden Pond -- the mando and dobro just sound stunning together...

Well, good luck!


Mar-30-2004, 10:15am
Is that the first tune on Stealing Second? #If that's the one, I have always thought it would make agreat tune for a mandolin contest.

Mar-30-2004, 10:55am
The part that gives me the willies is measures 3 and 4, that pseudo-crossing, hammered dulcimer thing he gets. He doesn't play fair http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mar-30-2004, 12:35pm
Would Ah Spring be considered a challenging enough piece for a mandolin contest? I (living in Ireland) know nothing about mandolin contests but I always imagined the contestants would be playing evil pieces. I can play Ah Spring pretty comfortably - even the ending which is beautiful but tricky at first. I think it's the emphasis (bounce) on the off beats that makes it!

Mar-30-2004, 7:31pm
I think it would!