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  1. Alfons's Avatar
    Great tune, great pickin, great sound!
    And nothing beats an old school red/orange sunburst. Good choice
  2. wildpikr's Avatar
    Nice, clean picking - like that tune!

    Thanks!
  3. kmmando's Avatar
    That's really lovely, great and relaxed tempo, superb sound from the F5 too.
    Much enjoyed, thanks!
  4. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    Interesting tune in the spirit of Jesse McReynolds with a personal twist.

    Is the mandolin this one: https://www.discogs.com/release/3407...U6NTYwMTY0Mzk=



    I wanted to post the picture (that I even downloaded the picture), but there´s neither "paper clip" nor a choice wether to post a picture from a ULR or from your computer... Frustrating.

    If it indeed is, it has been modified to look more loarish. Is it also this?

  5. cayuga red's Avatar
    Terrific playing a nice song. And what a mandolin!
  6. Alfons's Avatar
    Wow! Really nice tune, and nicely played! Love that cross picking. Good choice to play on a Jesse alumni.
  7. Andy B's Avatar
    That’s a beautiful tune, new to me, beautifully played. Justin’s tone is so full and resonant. Really impressive!
  8. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Noice! Thanks, David. So clean and clear, and yes, great tone.
  9. Alfons's Avatar
    Dude! That gets better every time I listen to it.
  10. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    I really like your fluid playing, David, and your Apitius mandolin has a sweet tone.
  11. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Always good to hear from the MMMaster, himself! Thank you, David, for sharing! Great tune, tone, technique!
  12. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Great playing as always David +1
  13. ccravens's Avatar
    Awesome tune, and awesome playing!
  14. RobP's Avatar
    Wow .. nice tune - sounds great without any backup! I must learn this one.

    Thank you!!

    Rob
  15. Baron Collins-Hill's Avatar
    Thanks Y'all!
  16. Northwest Steve's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks
  17. 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.
  18. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    One of my favorite tunes! Great pickin' & Singin'! Thanks for Sharing Cody!!
    Peace,
    Todd
  19. 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).
  20. 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.
  21. Alfons's Avatar
    What they said! That is a lovely and peaceful tune, well played on an insanely cool instrument.
  22. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Very peaceful tune! Thank you for sharing!
  23. cayuga red's Avatar
    Great playing and another fantastic Smart creation!!!
  24. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing this with us.
  25. Sue Rieter's Avatar
    That sounds amazing. What an insanely cool instrument and a lovely tune.
  26. Scot63's Avatar
    Wonderful!
  27. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Bostin
  28. Don Stiernberg's Avatar
    Awesome
  29. John Soper's Avatar
    Fun version of a fun tune!
  30. Alfons's Avatar
    BIG FUN !!! Thanks Alan.
  31. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    Terrific, and I like his very casual appearance!
  32. 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.
  33. Northwest Steve's Avatar
    Very nice
  34. Paul Statman's Avatar
    What a gorgeous melody and arrangement, Magnus! Thank you.
  35. Eric L's Avatar
    Excellent arrangement and playing Magnus! Thank you for the sheet music.
  36. John Soper's Avatar
    Great way to start the week, Magnus. A deep & haunting tune.
  37. Alfons's Avatar
    Excellent. Thanks for bringing us this great melody, and your fine "mandolin twists".
  38. Matt Livingston's Avatar
    Excellent. Deep connection to that tune. Maybe remnants of Swedish DNA from the Peterson side of my family.
  39. twilson's Avatar
    Sounds great Tom and greetings from Austin, TX. Hope all is well.
  40. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Sounds great, Tom!
  41. John Soper's Avatar
    A fun mash-up. Great tone!
  42. 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.
  43. James Vwaal's Avatar
    Very nice, Tom!

    My only question: Is it a 10-string mandolin, or a 10-string mandola?
  44. Bill McCall's Avatar
    Very nice.
  45. Aaron Woods's Avatar
    Nicely done!
  46. Frankdolin's Avatar
    Right On Tom!
  47. Matt's Avatar
    Joni would be pleased!
  48. Larry Mossman's Avatar
    Alright ... Very cool arrangement and execution ...
    Thx. Larry
  49. Alfons's Avatar
    Well that's fun, and the mando sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
  50. Hubs's Avatar
    Hey, Tom, that sounds nice!
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