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  1. Paul Statman's Avatar
  2. asIsaidtomyfriend's Avatar
    An awful lot of notes and every one of them clear as a bell! Bravo!
  3. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Love a good march on the mandolin! Wonderful composition and playing! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Lovely playing!
  5. cayuga red's Avatar
    Fine playing. And what a mandolin!
  6. Alfons's Avatar
    That's some tasty chicken right there...
  7. Paul Statman's Avatar
  8. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Your music is wonderful Ian!
  9. Alfons's Avatar
    Wow! That piece moves right along! Beautiful composition and playing.
  10. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Bravo!!! Absolutely beautiful! FULL of Joy!!! Thanks for sharing!
  11. taranis's Avatar
    Love it!
    I've been trying to learn this with the help of a tool I made called LoopTube, which lets me set a looping segment and slow it right down.
    Thought I'd share the link as it might help others to practice and learn...
  12. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    A very good player. He gets a beautiful sound from his mandolin.
    I detect a quote or two in there from Brillancy, no? Smart music. Thanks as always for bringing these folks into the mix.
  14. Alfons's Avatar
    Beautiful! Just bought a copy of the album.
    I've also been enjoying the Safe Harbor collaboration with Baron Collins-Hill.
  15. kjwa's Avatar
    Great tune - coincidentally I had a shot at transcribing it a few days ago
  16. Anglocelt's Avatar
    Exceptional playing - touch, tone and feeling. Beautiful.
  17. Paul Statman's Avatar
    That's bostin, that is, David - and big congrats on 400 and the beautiful '23 snakehead, too!
  18. JeffD's Avatar
    One of the things I like about your playing here is the lack of craziness. A minimum of finger movement, no finger busting, or long reaches, no huge flying blind shifts up the neck. To the casual observer (not any of us mind you) it all just looks reasonable.

    Great job.
  19. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Very nice tone and playing! I think that is a special Gibson snakehead.
  20. Alfons's Avatar
    Congrats on 400! Wow. Thanks for all those Mandolin Mondays, and for the beautiful rendition of the Bach Prelude.
  21. Mando Esq's Avatar
    Congratulations, David!
  22. Jim Garber's Avatar
    What a sweet-sounding Mandolin Monday— this makes my day! Thanks,David!
  23. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    1. great "song selection"

    2. very well played!

    3. very nice mandolin with a teriffic sound

    4. nice camera work (by whom?) and overall video (including the sound department)

    5. teriffic idea, this Mandolin Monday; it is a No 1 resource to get to know the instrument its potential and their protagonists. Not only is this a labor of love but it pays off for anyone who is interested in this instrument and the music it can make.

    6. Chapeau and cheers for the next 8 years
  24. Joe Bartl's Avatar
    Sounds great, David. What strings do you have on that snakehead?
  25. mandopops's Avatar
    Well done, David. I agree with you, I love playing Bach pieces on my vintage Gibson ovals. The sound is so engaging.

    Joe B
  26. BillWilliams's Avatar
    Delightful sound on this one - thanks David.
  27. Flynx's Avatar
    Congratulations on hitting 400, David. Fantastic achievement that has done an amazing job of capturing & preserving Mandolin history. And celebrating with such a gorgeous piece of music, beautifully played as well.
    Can't wait to see what you do for the 500th edition
  28. Don Grieser's Avatar
    What a lovely melody played with great feeling. Thanks.
  29. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Beautiful. Thank you.
  30. darylcrisp's Avatar
    That was so good, I love this style of music.
  31. darylcrisp's Avatar
    That was so good, I love this style of music.
  32. acharman's Avatar
    Very nice. I do enjoy Ward's playing, particularly with Siger.
  33. Amandalyn's Avatar
  34. mandrian's Avatar
    Lovely tune, beautifully delivered.

  35. Chuck Leyda's Avatar
    Wonderful playing and a wonderful instrument. I've never encountered a Shippey here in the US but I hope to someday. Love the sound. Thanks!
  36. cayuga red's Avatar
    Simply beautiful tune and exquisite playing. The Shippey is a gorgeous instrument.
  37. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice tune and recording.
  38. Robert lunsford's Avatar
    This brought tears to my eyes, having just lost my Mom. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this!
  39. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice music, and all mandolins! What could be better?
    Nice to see Owen lending a hand to this latest project.
  40. dang's Avatar
    Great picking!

    What timing, they are in my town (Omaha, NE) tomorrow and my band is opening for them...
  41. Paul Statman's Avatar
  42. cayuga red's Avatar
    What a mandolin player and what a mandolin!
  43. William Smith's Avatar
    KOOL tune indeed!
  44. Alfons's Avatar
  45. Frankdolin's Avatar
    That would be a hard, Yeah !!!
  46. Scot63's Avatar
    Very nice playing.
  47. AaronVW's Avatar
    Great playing!
    One more edit for David's entry, though; it's not a Brock, it's a Nova (named after my oldest daughter).

    Built along with it's black topped sister in 2018 in Longmont, CO.
  48. Alfons's Avatar
    Sounded just as nice the fourth time through.
    Updated Aug-07-2023 at 11:09pm by Alfons
  49. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser
    Thanks, Don. I've edited David's entry.
  50. cayuga red's Avatar
    Fine effort! That Brock octave really shines.
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