Search:

Type: Posts; User: David Lewis

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    41
    Views
    995

    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I play banjo. Teach it.

    I wish I could do clawhammer. I do the Scruggs ok. And I have some licks in progressive.
  2. Replies
    21
    Views
    689

    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    Hot breath and a micro fibre rag. About every 6-8 mo that I clean it with naphtha (shellite in Australia.) about every 12-&8 months inoolish it with guitar polish. I like to keep them impeccable. ...
  3. Replies
    53
    Views
    2,839

    Re: General Mandolin Post

    If you’re happy with it, then play it. There are professionals here whose livelihoods and professional pride depends on them having everything perfect. And they are very generous in showing us how...
  4. Replies
    1
    Views
    301

    Re: Mandolin teachers

    I can skype, if you like. Pm me for details.
  5. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,733

    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I tell my students that the right hand is the money hand. Left hand is fine, and important. But if those fancy licks aren't articulated properly in volume and rhythm they're no good. It goes down to...
  6. Replies
    2
    Views
    492

    Re: How did I miss the latest Sam Bush?

    I wish he’d come to australia
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    492

    How did I miss the latest Sam Bush?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfNEQvVRPs&feature=youtu.be

    Seeing Sam play solid-body moves me like little else. Great Jeff Black/Sam Bush song, and the Bush Band in top form!

    If this has...
  8. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    For most Australians of a certain age, Johnny Young conjures up 'Young Talent Time', which was a show which featured child performers - some of whom went on to significant careers here and overseas...
  9. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,644

    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Is that Long JOhn, the singer?
  10. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    I recommend lessons by Mike Compton - he is an encyclopaedia of all American styles. I can play decent blues thanks to him. (Rich Del Grosso and Joe Carr are also great.) But Mike's lessons can be...
  11. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    He's frightened of 'chop' chords, so no bluegrass...
  12. Replies
    83
    Views
    3,960

    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    You can only play one at a time. You don't need to choose which one to take to a jam. You get to know the quirks and strengths and weaknesses of the instrument intimately.

    I have five mandolins....
  13. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,644

    Re: Mandolin Influences

    The two players who made me want to playmandolin were Ian Anderson and Levon helm. I was then put on to David Grisman by a friend, but I wasn’t ready. I came here and discovered Sam bush. I then got...
  14. Replies
    115
    Views
    15,951

    Re: Musician Jokes

    So it’s New Year’s Eve in a crowded pub in your favourite city. At the moment there’s only two customers, an accordionist and a tuba player. The owner of the bar is on the phone, yells ‘thanks very...
  15. Replies
    115
    Views
    15,951

    Re: Musician Jokes

    So the piano player says to the singer ‘tonight during girl from ipananema I want you to start in G. And the 4 bars in you modulate to F#. Then at the chorus modulate to Ab minor and sing it in 5/4....
  16. Replies
    122
    Views
    15,308

    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    Uncle josh graves' autobiography has Monroe shaking graves’ Hand after a bluegrass jam and saying 'welcome to bluegrass son
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    The interesting thing is that strats and telecasters are now covted in a way that rickenbackers (very fine instruments) aren’t.
  18. Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    Apart from the fact that Bill Monroe loved that mandolin, would fans have been disappointed to not see it at the time. One of the reasons Thile is great to see is seeing him play one of the Loars....
  19. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,785

    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I think Ted Eschliman recommends two hours of listening to one of practice. It certainly helped me.
  20. Replies
    151
    Views
    39,300

    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I play banjo. I think the jokes are funny. Mostly.
  21. Re: help me out, how to do vibrato on a 4 string

    Start slow. Just bend the string. Bend it a quarter or even an eighth-tone. When you can do that, bend it back. So you get a vertical up and down. There are all types of vibrato - fast, medium, slow...
  22. Sam is one of the absolute best. We all knew...

    Sam is one of the absolute best. We all knew that. But Stephen Mougin is one heck of a player too...
  23. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,379

    Re: About my pick grip

    I was told that the pick should be an enhancement for the flesh of the thumb by a teacher I had. John mcgann in an interview on here said you should bow it like a violin. Both of these were useful...
  24. Replies
    14
    Views
    10,666

    Re: J Bovier mandolins

    My favourite mandolin is my jbovier els solidbidy.
  25. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,764

    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    I saw Punch Brothers a couple of years back, and their microphone did exactly as you described. They remain the best sounding band I've ever seen live - in a hall in Sydney of about 1000 (?)...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4