View Full Version : Tim O'Brien's new mando/zouk video

May-17-2004, 5:46pm
Does anybody have the new Tim O'brien instructional video on mando/zouk ? What all does it cover? Is it a good source of instruction for an intermediate player?

May-17-2004, 8:13pm
I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and find it very useful especially for someone who already plays mandolin. He points out the differences in technique between the two when applied to the same song. I recommend it.

May-18-2004, 10:46pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif Hi,
I just received it last week and had a chance to go through it all and started to work on it. It's definitely very helpful if you are into Tim's style of music (I'm a big fan of it !) and it gives you some tips about right and left hand techniques, both for bouzouki and mandolin. A ++

May-19-2004, 8:30am
The video is not aimed at accompanying another instrument as such but is useful for backing a song. I would recommend John McGann's book for rhythm backup.

Steve Baker
May-21-2004, 10:03am
I just went through my copy for the first time the other night. It has a lot of helpful techniques. The way he uses double-stops when playing melody looks to be perhaps the most valuable piece for me, Also, the fact that it isn't based in celtic music is a plus in my book; it helps to bring out a broader range of sounds from the instrument. My $0.02.

May-21-2004, 10:58am
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Hello again,
I also received in the meantime, the Mel Bay book " Guide to Octave mandolin" by John McGann and it surely is a GREAT one to work on : different styles of music (celtic, bluegrass, jazz, blues, etc, etc ...) and the CD's great. Highly recommended, along with Tim's DVD. Now it's time to work on both #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif