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  1. Thread: John hiatt

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    Re: John hiatt

    Beautiful and underrated mandolin record. I will try to post a few transcriptions soon.
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    Re: custom build - what pickup?

    Hey,

    I would talk to Steve Ryder. He is a pro and great guy. I've used Seymour Duncan custom pickups with my old Kerby Aycock custom 5 string. They were great but a little dark with my rig at the...
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    Re: Slide on electric mandolin.........

    Hey folks,

    I've been getting back into playing open tunings live and using some simple chords to fatten up some recordings. I made this tutorial using my old Mando Blaster. I've raised the action...
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    Have you tried Polytone amps? They are solid state amps with a very clean tone and are great for jazz. Joe Pass and Sam Bush both use them. Here is a clip of my Polytone Mini Brute with my Ryder 5...
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    Lesson in D Tuning for Slide

    I've been getting back into using open tunings live. Thought I'd share a few scales and chords I frequently use in D,A,D,A,D. This is a particularly great tuning for playing slide.

    What other...
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    Re: Alternative tunings for your 5-string

    Hey Travis,

    I play a lot of open tunings on the 5 string and I tend to bring at least one to my live shows. I made a video going over a few basics in the open D tuning (D,A,D,A,D) which I also...
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    Re: New to me JL Smith 5 string

    Looks like a great mandolin! Enjoy.
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    Tennessee Jed Electric Mandolin Lesson

    Hey Folks,

    Here is short lesson for the Grateful Dead's Tennessee Jed. It's a cool lick in the key of C that is based around two C major scale shapes that I move between.

    I'm using my Steve...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    Hey Folks,

    Here is a short Tennessee Jed lesson by the Dead. It can be played using the same fingering on the acoustic mandolin. You might want to use slides instead of bends. It's a great tune...
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    Re: The effect of pick type on tone

    It is huge! I tend to play with the JD 204 Jazz Pick and my fingers but I keep a bunch of different picks on my amp to use for different tunes.

    If we go down this rabbit hole swapping tubes (if...
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    Re: Jerman Mandolins

    Beautiful top!
  12. Re: Grateful Dead's - China Cat Sunflowew Lesson

    Hey Alan, it seems like the song is generally in G but not terribly hard to transpose if needed. Especially with the closed position melody.
  13. Grateful Dead's - China Cat Sunflowew Lesson

    Hey Folks,

    Tried to post this in the Grateful Dead Section but I don't see it. So here is a China Cat Sunflower lesson. Hope it is useful and let me know what you think!

    I received a request...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    Hey Folks,

    I made a quick video of China Cat Sunflower to add to this thread. I love playing this intro with a click and experimenting with the phrasing. Let me know what you think or if you have...
  15. St. Thomas Lesson & C Major Scales Closed Position

    Hey Y'all,

    Just finished a quick lesson for St. Thomas by saxophonist Sunny Rollins. It's a classic jazz standard and really fun groove to play over. I've been working on a transcription of ...
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    Re: Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Hey ya'll

    Cool discussion. I made a quick demo of how open strings and alternate fingering can change the sound of a phrase. In my experience it works well in ballads and less in barn burners.
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    Re: Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Doug,

    I just added tab to the video. This was in fact the way to go. Thanks for the feedback and the tab! I'll try to make a little study that shows similar phrases and how playing them in various...
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    Re: Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Hey Mark,

    By letting open strings ring when you play musical passages you can get some interesting intervals to ring out. Play a G (5th fret of D string) and hold it down while letting the open A...
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    Re: Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Hey Mark,

    Glad it was helpful. You can take this concept and move it all all around. Check out F# natural minor. I use this all the time. The open A is the minor 3rd of the chord and the open E is...
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    Re: Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Hey George,

    Thanks for the reply. I've been experimenting with having the tab in the video but it seemed visually busy. I'll post a link to the tab asap and experiment with adding the tab into my...
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    Two G Major Scale Open String Studies

    Hey y'all,

    I've been wanting to make a few videos that highlight techniques I work on in the practice room and with my students. The idea is to cover concepts that I hope pickers will find...
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    Re: atlantic city again-PLEASE

    Hey Dwilken,

    Here is a video I made to the intro to Atlantic city. It is in the same key Levon sings it in! It shows you the chord shapes he used in the song minus an E major which is: G String...
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    Re: Bruce Springsteen- Atlantic City

    Hey Ashley,

    Here is a quick video I made of the intro to Atlantic City. These are the chords shapes used in the song but there is also an E major. Hope this helps and good luck with your picking....
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    Re: Atlantic City tab

    Hey,
    I just made a quick tutorial for the intro. The chords are basically the same as the video except there is also a E Major! Hope this helps. - AH

    Intro: F#Minor, A Major, D Major, A Major x...
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    Atlantic City Mandolin Lesson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uW6bJYR5k8&t=8s

    Hey pickers,

    I just finished a tutorial on the classic Atlantic City mandolin intro. I used my Gibson F-4 in honor of Levon. The mandolin has a...
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