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Jun-29-2004, 8:27am
Hi, #I learned a pretty good blues song this morning, Before You Accuse Me, from[B]from Eric Clapton's Unplugged CD. #He did it in the key of E on some obscure 6 stringed instrument, which by the way, he played well enough. #It suits me better on my mando in the key of G with just 3 chords (G, C and D) and a simple instrumental break. #Some of the lyrics are a bit tough to fit in, but it's a good, fun and mellow blues tune.
# # # # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Jack

Jun-29-2004, 8:33am
Jack, try this place out:
Good resource for all things Clapton, check out "Further On Up The Road", I believe he recorded it in G, 'nother nice one for mando.

Jun-29-2004, 9:33am
what do you call that 6 string thing he played? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-29-2004, 10:50am
I think it was some kinda baby bass or somethin' that ya hold in yer lap.

Jun-29-2004, 2:55pm
Mike, I tried that Clapton site and it is pretty good: a keeper.

#Mike and Ira, I looked up Clapton's six stringed instrument in my BOOK OF OBSCURE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. # It is a guitar, pronounced GEE' TAR. # They are said to be good for backing up mandolins. #Who knows, maybe over time they will catch on in this country.
# #Jack

Jun-29-2004, 5:45pm
i can't imagine they could get too popular, they seem so big and unwieldly. and they have some kinda wierd tuning too! just a fad if you ask me.

Jun-29-2004, 8:39pm
Maybe so, Ira, but who ever thought people would pay good money for a bottle of water. Did I mention that the guitar thing has six SINGLE strings? Wierd huh?

Jun-30-2004, 8:32am
I seen one strung-up with 12 strings, pretendin' to be like a mando, sure didn't sound like no mando. Kinda made a lotta racket. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Jun-30-2004, 8:42am