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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    general tips that might move things along:

    No matter what you're working on(scales/arppegios, melodies, transcriptions, chords, chord-melodies) try to keep track of how it sounds, how it feels,...
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    Re: Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    Hi David,
    Your version of China Cat Sunflower/I know you Rider came up on my youtube options a few days ago. I've been really into this track since then and love the interplay of mando/guitar, the...
  3. Bill Monroe talks about his Lloyd Loar in an interview

    I have not seen this interview posted here before...





    I wonder what year it was done?
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Hope that you’re all keeping well and safe. The chambered body electric mandolin is now complete and here’s the final video. There are some nice photos and a demo to show how it all works....
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    Douce Ambiance - Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDh704Q4mw

    Tab
  6. Shakedown Street Lesson by the Grateful Dead

    Nothing Shaking on Shakedown Street

    Love any excuse to play these D minor 9 chords. Thought I'd share them.

    I didn't include the C or dominant 7th but you can throw them in there but I like...
  7. Fisher's Hornpipe // One Man Jam Session

    Here is another one man jam (boy I can't wait to pick with my band again...) on Fisher's Hornpipe. Hope y'all are staying safe and warm out there!


    https://youtu.be/TCmL0X6OCMc
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    Re: Sweet Georgia Brown

    Hi Gary,
    the great thing about playing the mandolin(greatest instrument in the world) is that by virtue of being tuned in fifths, the layout of the fretboard, scale, mode and chord...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    re-reading the original post I see the poster was asking for suggestions of tunes, and coming from a flat-pick fiddle backround. So here comes a bunch of that. Not to suggest that the book and...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's the Brazilian tune "Guitarra Baiana", performed by Jonathan Raphael, Marcelo Novaes and Peu Souza.


    https://youtu.be/MXaxMdcOFlA
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    Re: ZETA acoustic mandolin question

    And we have a winner! Congratulations Charles E. We've been waiting for the first player contemplation regarding our mention of 'Proprietary Tone Port', and Charles nailed it. This 'Tone Port' is in...
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    Re: Looking for some new tunes

    Will Patton is great. He's in the Swing to Bop & Gypsy bag. He has several albums. String Theory & 6th St Runaround are both very good.
    Joe B
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    As promised, here is a stripped down version of the melody to Steel Guitar Rag. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/cLVdBXMXQ1k
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Perhaps I can share some information on the mandolin. My dad, Lowell Eldridge sold the A-50 to Sam he says in either 1970 or 71. He says he thought the A-50 was a late 40's-early 50's mandolin. When...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    I'm baaaaack...

    Here is a hot break on Steel Guitar Rag from the now-infamous Merle Haggard Bday Tapes! Hope you folks enjoy :)


    https://youtu.be/ekRCzQgZy0o
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    Adrian Gross - Ashland Breakdown

    G’day,

    Here's the Bill Monroe classic Ashland Breakdown on my trusty 1917 Gibson mandola. As far as playability, tone and general-ability-to-express-myself-on-an-instrument goes, this may be my...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    This one comes from the infamous 1971 Merle Haggard birthday party tapes with Tiny and many of the original Texas Playboys. Head to hayesgriffin.com for the TAB and happy pickin' y'all!

    ...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Alright folks, I finally got this one in good enough shape to share with you!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S8LmBFlz7Y

    As always, head to my website for the TAB/sheet music!
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    The success of Mr. Bojangles was a great boon to JJW, and the NGDB version of Mr. Bojangles was a big influence on my own musical journey at the time, but his Viva Terlingua album had an even greater...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    The way many musicians understand chords and progressions is via harmonized scales. Basically what happens is we begin with a scale, let's use Bb as per your question:
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  21. Mandolin adaptation of Jazz guitar chord melody piece

    Sutton Mutton by Carl Kress


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2x0KDnTgy0
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    Re: And just like that...

    here's some tips:
    what you have now is a combination of mandola(bottom four strings)and mandolin(top four). The challenge from the luthier side is that mandolas use a longer fret scale than...
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    A Mighty Wind.
  24. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    On "It Ain't Necessarily Square" Jethro plays electric guitar, pretty sure a hollow body Gibson of some kind, ES175 or such like. On those tunes he's playing a lot of single note lines, so when you...
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    Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    My good buddy Steve Roy & I have a duo, Steve & Dave Play Dead, which is what we do, and we did it as part of an online fest we are a part of, Dead to the Core, this past weekend. We are the only act...
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