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Daniel Nestlerode
Apr-05-2004, 12:44pm
I just picked up the remastered version of Traffic's Low Spark of High Helled Boys on CD this last weekend. The main riff of the title cut, which can be played (on the mando) as Fmaj-Gmaj, Am-Bm, or Dm7-Em7 as long as you play the same inversions, is a lot of fun to just "blow" over.

This is totally unexpected. I have been playing BG, a little Jazz, and Trad tunes almost exclusively on mando. It's a lot of fun to cut loose for more than 8 measures!

Side benefit: my wife, not a BG fan, is a little happier about my mandolin playing. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Apr-05-2004, 8:14pm
We mess around with that song also, great tune. Another good one is Wooden Ships by CSN&Y

Apr-10-2004, 3:25pm
we do dear mr. fantasy, but i think i'd like to try low spark too. great suggestion. what about 'genesis' by jorma. tab anyone?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif