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  1. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Noice! Thanks, David. So clean and clear, and yes, great tone.
  2. Alfons's Avatar
    Dude! That gets better every time I listen to it.
  3. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    I really like your fluid playing, David, and your Apitius mandolin has a sweet tone.
  4. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Always good to hear from the MMMaster, himself! Thank you, David, for sharing! Great tune, tone, technique!
  5. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Great playing as always David +1
  6. ccravens's Avatar
    Awesome tune, and awesome playing!
  7. RobP's Avatar
    Wow .. nice tune - sounds great without any backup! I must learn this one.

    Thank you!!

  8. Baron Collins-Hill's Avatar
    Thanks Y'all!
  9. Northwest Steve's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks
  10. Alfons's Avatar
    Thanks Cody, Very nice rendition of a great tune!
    Always happy to hear some good singing along with that most perfect of all instruments.
  11. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    One of my favorite tunes! Great pickin' & Singin'! Thanks for Sharing Cody!!
  12. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    Beautiful F-5 Gilchrist, very nice singing and nice playing.

    I want to bring two things to attention.
    It is for people like David´s effort that a treasure trove of mandolin videos are building up, and that covers all sorts of styles (though I am a bluegrass guy, may I request more classical music, please).

    Try to notice nuances. Check out this rhythm accompaniment and compare it to a Mike Compton rhythm (like on this series). This is where you learn and where the greatness of this series lies.

    Also notice Cody Shuler´s ads on the cafe if you are instrument short (no financial interest).
  13. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    What sight and sound for sore eyes and ears on a Monday morning! I really enjoyed this excellent vocal with accompaniment on mandolin. Thank you, Cody.
  14. Alfons's Avatar
    What they said! That is a lovely and peaceful tune, well played on an insanely cool instrument.
  15. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Very peaceful tune! Thank you for sharing!
  16. cayuga red's Avatar
    Great playing and another fantastic Smart creation!!!
  17. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing this with us.
  18. Sue Rieter's Avatar
    That sounds amazing. What an insanely cool instrument and a lovely tune.
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  22. John Soper's Avatar
    Fun version of a fun tune!
  23. Alfons's Avatar
    BIG FUN !!! Thanks Alan.
  24. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    Terrific, and I like his very casual appearance!
  25. asIsaidtomyfriend's Avatar
    Thanks Magnus! Your Swedish folk music always puts me in a good mood. And I really enjoy learning the tunes as well.
  26. Northwest Steve's Avatar
    Very nice
  27. Paul Statman's Avatar
    What a gorgeous melody and arrangement, Magnus! Thank you.
  28. Eric L's Avatar
    Excellent arrangement and playing Magnus! Thank you for the sheet music.
  29. John Soper's Avatar
    Great way to start the week, Magnus. A deep & haunting tune.
  30. Alfons's Avatar
    Excellent. Thanks for bringing us this great melody, and your fine "mandolin twists".
  31. Matt Livingston's Avatar
    Excellent. Deep connection to that tune. Maybe remnants of Swedish DNA from the Peterson side of my family.
  32. twilson's Avatar
    Sounds great Tom and greetings from Austin, TX. Hope all is well.
  33. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Sounds great, Tom!
  34. John Soper's Avatar
    A fun mash-up. Great tone!
  35. Tom Wright's Avatar
    Thanks for compliments, all!

    Quote Originally Posted by James Vwaal
    Very nice, Tom!

    My only question: Is it a 10-string mandolin, or a 10-string mandola?
    Buchanan calls it a mandolin, and its scale length is 14.25", only a smidge longer than American standard mandolin scale. Most of my repertoire would be unplayable on a 16" scale, about which I am mystified. Viola scale length usually between 14.25" and 14.75". My viola is 14.5".

    A big sound is mainly from a large enough volume, and mostly large top area. This instrument has 50% more internal volume than a Buchanan mandolin.
  36. James Vwaal's Avatar
    Very nice, Tom!

    My only question: Is it a 10-string mandolin, or a 10-string mandola?
  37. Bill McCall's Avatar
    Very nice.
  38. Aaron Woods's Avatar
    Nicely done!
  39. Frankdolin's Avatar
    Right On Tom!
  40. Matt's Avatar
    Joni would be pleased!
  41. Larry Mossman's Avatar
    Alright ... Very cool arrangement and execution ...
    Thx. Larry
  42. Alfons's Avatar
    Well that's fun, and the mando sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
  43. Hubs's Avatar
    Hey, Tom, that sounds nice!
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  45. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Bostin, as usual, David. Well done, and thank you for all of these Mandolin Mondays.
    Updated May-02-2022 at 3:03pm by Paul Statman
  46. Leester's Avatar
    Well done David. Thanks for sharing this great tune and your excellent playing with us.
  47. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Wow great tune and playing. Always love the Durang Hornpipe and can't wait to check out those variations up close.
  48. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    On my list of tunes to learn! As always, beautiful playing and great tone! Thank you, David, for sharing!
  49. RobP's Avatar
    Nice! I heard this tune on the radio a few months ago, and found this version on youtube that I learned from:

    You have some very nice variations in yours. I'll have to check out your basics video.


  50. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice! Liked the camera work too.
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