Week #318 ~ Mississippi sawyer

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Mississippi Sawyer which was submitted as an old time tune. I am on the road with very little internet connection, so I am appealing to some of our other members to link to some notation and videos!
  2. crisscross
    crisscross
    Mando tabs http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?...awyer&id=06520
    Mel Bay's Mandolinsessions http://archive.mandolinsessions.com/apr08/Anthony.html
    One octave lower http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/am...i_sawyer_2.htm
    Tabs without standard notation http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/.../mssawyer.html
    Page 48 of the PDF http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&...94455598,d.bGg
    Played on a Northfield mandolin
    Mandolin and guitar duo
    Mandoless old time session on a campground fuelled by some cans of beer
  3. crisscross
    crisscross
    My version again is based on a clawhammer banjo arrangement by Dan Levenson
  4. crisscross
    crisscross
    Don't let the following video discourage you
  5. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin


    Very nice Crisscross- interesting tremolo backing to the banjo part.
    This is the Wendy Antony version with some arpeggio backing. The arpeggios are pretty basic as I have only just started learning them so if you find them a bit dull just listen to the left hand channel.
  6. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    That's very nice, maudlin. One of your best so far. Arpeggios are a great project, aren't they.
  7. jonny250
    jonny250
    good job Maudlin. keep on the arpeggios. mandolin exercises for dummies has loads of arpeggios ideas in it...
    this is a cool tune - it was the first one i tried to learn when i got a mandolin - havent played it for ages but will work it out again
  8. jonny250
    jonny250
    ok, here's my version of the song version - been a while but i enjoyed having a go
  9. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Great performance Jonny - now I find my illustrations were wrong as the sawing is on a violin not a log as I assumed.
    I am using Mike Marshall's "arpeggio workout" dvd and Joseph Brent's scales and arpeggios book but I will look out for the Dummies exercises as well.
  10. WikiGary
    WikiGary

    It took me two weeks to put this together. It has warts. After about 50 takes I decided to cut my losses. My mate is getting sick of the tune. I have now been playing the mandolin for 40 days. I am determined to make a go of this instrument.
  11. Marcelyn
    Marcelyn
    Nice picking, Gary. I like how you put it in two octaves too!
  12. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    That's a good effort, Gary. After 40 days I was a long way from being able to post something.

    Here is my effort. It has taken a while, because I had a nice harmony part for this tune and I could not pass up the opportunity to try out some multi-tracking:

  13. Frithjof
    Frithjof
    Hey Manfred, that sounds great. You picked both parts so precise that I first thought itís an array of double stops.
  14. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Great job, Manfred.
  15. jonny250
    jonny250
    Nice harmonies Manfred!
  16. Sasquatch
    Sasquatch
    An attempt at a great fiddle tune
  17. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Nicely played with some really cool variations.
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