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    Re: slower celtic tunes

    Thank you!
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    Re: slower celtic tunes

    Thanks! Those are perfect!
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    slower celtic tunes

    I'm building up a repertoire of songs to play at coffee houses, festivals, etc. I have a good number of faster and mid tempo tunes, and finding more doesn't seem to be a problem. But I would like...
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    Re: what are the regular folks playing.

    I play electric guitar, acoustic, upright bass, electric bass, dobro, and mandolin. And I perform on all of them in paying gigs. I really search around and look for deals, but that being said all...
  5. Re: Difference Kentucky KM250 vs KM252 vs KM256

    Thanks for the info! I think a KM252 just might be in my future.
  6. Re: Difference Kentucky KM250 vs KM252 vs KM256

    From what I've been hearing on the internet it seems like the new production km2XX are really good. Even the KM15X models. Really the only reason I'm thinking of a KM25X over the KM15X is the...
  7. Difference Kentucky KM250 vs KM252 vs KM256

    Are the current run of Kentucky KM250, 252, and 256 mandolins the same thing except for the color? Or are there other differences? I see the price varies quite a bit between these depending on...
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    Re: Column: Let's Hear It For Local Bands

    I think I've heard String Theory live. Very good musicians. I'm currently looking to get involved with a project like that, but I live about 200 miles south, and for some reason it pretty dry as...
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    Eastman MD915 $1300

    Ok, I'm tired of having this Craigslist add temp me. I think it's a pretty good deal, just well more than what I can afford right now. Eastman MD915 for $1300.
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    Re: Refinish mandolin?

    Thanks for the advice! Still not sure if I want to do it, almost leaning towards not, but we'll see. I have moderate woodworking experience, but not much in the way of staining. The mandolin is a...
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    Refinish mandolin?

    Has anyone ever sanded the finish off a mandolin and refinished it? I have a mandolin with various scraps and marks, and I've thought about sanding it to bare wood and then applying some tru oil. ...
  12. Re: Review of the Morgan Monroe electric mandolin (Mandocaster)

    I agree. Clean I liked it with the pickup selector in the middle position.
  13. Review of the Morgan Monroe electric mandolin (Mandocaster)

    Here's a video review I did of the Morgan Monroe 8 string electric mandolin. Lots of playing examples, clean and with a lot of gain!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UFkMJPBzwo&t=190s
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    Davy Jones theme

    Here's a video where I show how to play a version of the Davy Jones theme (from Pirates of the Caribbean). Tab included.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4BQvFuv28E
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    Re: Breaking the Law bluegrass

    Here's a new link to the full song in bluegrass style: https://soundcloud.com/brian-elzey/breakin-the-law-bluegrass-8217-226-pm
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    Old Joe Clark lesson

    Here's a video I made showing how I play the bluegrass standard Old Joe Clark. On screen tab included!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRUCQkBuV-M
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    Breaking the Law bluegrass

    Here's a video I made showing how to play the intro guitar part to Judus Priest's Breaking the Law, on a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaj4QTe3NZk

    Also, here is a full bluegrass...
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    Re: Review of the Tone Gard

    I did notice that the strumming was different for the db test, I should have went back and did it the same. But you're right, without some mechanical, repeatable strumming device the test is subject...
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    Review of the Tone Gard

    Here is a video I made reviewing the Tone Gard.

    Skip to 1:30 for the playing examples with or without the Tone Gard.

    Skip to 6:25 for the summary of the decibel readings and overall review. ...
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    Iron Maiden on a mandolin

    Here's a video where I show how to play Iron Maiden's "the Trooper" on a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa5Jn_wM0l8&spfreload=10
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    A couple of my "go to" licks.

    Here's a video where I show a couple of my favorite "go to" licks that are based around a common chord shape. Anyone else have some short licks that they use frequently?
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    Sunshine of your love.

    Here's a new video I made showing how to play the Cream song Sunshine of Your Love, on a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UwdIe29DrA
  23. Whiskey Before Breakfast, on a Bay State mandolin.

    Here's a video where I talk about a Bay State mandolin I had in the shop, as well as showing how to play a version of Whiskey Before Breakfast.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jejfeF18M5c
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    How to hold the pick?

    Here is a video I made on the topic of holding the pick for mandolin playing. I've recently changed the way I hold my pick to a more traditional grip, and I think it's working better for me.
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  25. Theme to the anime Fairy Tail on a mandolin.

    One of my kids whose into anime wanted me to learn the theme song to Fairy Tail. So here's how to play it, on a mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW7aA2DK_-E
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