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Oct-12-2004, 4:10pm
I really like the sound of cajun tunes on the mando I am a begennier and I was just wondering if anyone had any tabs or any websites w/tabs thanks!

Wendy Anthony
Oct-22-2004, 6:37pm
I recently learned my first Cajun fiddle tune on mando ... lots of high energy fiddlin' to mimic ... I've just transcribed this tune Reel de Joie (http://www.mandozine.com/music/search_results.php?searchfor=reel+de+joie) in TablEdit and submitted it yesterday to MandoZine ... (If you're relatively new to playing the mandolin, you may not yet know that TablEdit displays/plays music files in tab, notation and midi, allowing you to play along with it at your own speed ... you'll need to have the free TEFView (http://www.tabledit.com/download/downlo_e.shtml) viewer to use the file)

Enjoy ...

Keepin' tuned ...
Wendy Anthony

Oct-22-2004, 8:20pm
Mandocrucian's Digest (http://www.btinternet.com/~john.baldry/mando/hokkanen.html) ran interviews and instructional columns dealing with Cajun music and cajun mandolin. Back issues are still available. Issue # in ( ).

Cajun Music:
Michael Doucet (MD#5)
Dewey Balfa (5)

Instructional articles and columns
Accordion Licks For Mandolin (Tracy Schwarz) (5)
Rhythm Playing (Tommy Comeaux) (5)
Cajun Mandolin (columns) w/Michael Doucet (6-10)
Cajun Mandolin (columns)w/Tommy Comeaux (13-15, 18-21, 23-24, 26)

Niles Hokkanen

Oct-25-2004, 9:17am
Niles also did the transcriptions for a tape series by Mike Doucet. In addition to practicing music (not TAB) reading, I find it helps me to concentrate on making music rather just running licks.
Very much worth seeking out the series.