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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Really dig solo mandolin recordings.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Or go for something a lot different. Solo screeching electric mandolin ala Master Alex Gregory's 13 13 Jokes for Heavy Metal Mandolin, hosted on the Cafe's MP3 page.

    Here's his "Heavy Metal...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    I just checked iTunes and was pleased to see that my solo mandolin CD - Deer Tracks (for solo mandolin) - is listed. They've created a nice little page that includes four of my CDs and also links to...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    I have a release waiting to be listed at CD Baby, of unaccompanied 10-string. Any day now. Title will be "5 x 2".

    Selections include Bach, Choro, Folk and Jazz.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Baron Collins-Hill released a solo mandolin album of Old Time tunes. Good stuff here:

    https://mandobaron.bandcamp.com/album/old-time-mandolin
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Previous thread from 2012....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/85940-solo-mandolin-recordings
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Jethro Burns, "Tea For One". Great album.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    To my ears, the best solo mandolin recording in any genre is Gertrud (Tröster) Weyhofen's album of the 10 preludes by Calace. Here it is on Spotify.
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Eddie on mando
  10. Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Starting this as a companion thread to the "why mandolin" thread.

    I started mando as an easier guitar with a unique voice, but over the years have had many unexpected and pleasant surprises about...
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    Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHe7dwLAzSo
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Have you taken a look at this video? It was made for the Cafe's profile of Michael Daves who teaches Bluegrass Vocals for ArtistWorks, but it's a great guide to building a bluegrass mandolin solo.
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  13. A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6m4KKE1WJs
    Tab
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    while we're talking about Eastman Octaves, what are people using for straps on this OM?
    are you tying off on the head, around the body/under fingerboard, or did anyone install another strap button?...
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    Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSseN0A3kRw
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    I love my electric octave (GDAEB). It has a sound very much like my favorite electric guitars, but
    A) I don't have to deal with the nonsensical tuning of a guitar, compared to the mandos clean...
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    in my experience on the 5-string electric, I'll usually "comp"(grab chords for accompaniment) in the mandola range of the five, lower four C-G-D-A. i've heard my friend and electric mando hero Paul...
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    An instrumental tune for octave mandolin

    Hi folks!

    Here's a little composition for octave mandolin that I just recorded with my Weber Bitterroot F4.

    Hope you like it!


    Isaac
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    Re: No motivation

    This has been a difficult time for many folks; probably more than many of us realize. I’m glad that you reached out. To reach out can take a lot of strength.

    Isolation comes in many forms:...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Usually a crowd pleaser when I stop playing!
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I’m canceling my Artistworks subscription. This is the only thing I need to learn.
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Washburn A with mahogany back & ribs and spruce top. Been practicing bluesy licks, worked up a mandolin version of Kind Hearted Woman Blues based on RJ's original guitar style, and working through...
  23. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    welcome to the mandolin and to the cafe! we do have some strings (if you want to do a search) of tips for guitarists moving to mandolin from people who have made the jump -- including how important a...
  24. Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    I have a 2010 Eastman MD515-CV. I bought it new in early 2011 for $1,100. I played it a bit for a couple weeks, but as a 35+ year electric rock n roller, I took it as a novelty and it's been in its...
  25. Re: I seem to have conceived an unnatural lust...

    And Coppertone was suntan lotion.
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