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    Re: Wish You Were Here - with mandolin!

    I love Floyd on the Mandolin!
    Here is a short lesson of the tunes for all the Floyd lovers


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDUC1-DM4ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDUC1-DM4g
  2. The Grateful Dead St. Stephen Mandolin Lesson

    Hey folks,

    Here is a tutorial for the beautiful introduction to St. Stephen by the the Grateful Dead. I've always loved this melody.

    I use a closed position because I think it captures the...
  3. The Grateful Dead St. Stephen Mandolin Lesson

    Hey folks,

    Here is a tutorial for the beautiful introduction to St. Stephen by the the Grateful Dead. I've always loved this melody.

    I use a closed position because I think it captures the feel...
  4. Re: Taking My Ryder EM-35 A Rip For Vintage Guitar Magazine

    Thanks for telling me. Hope it works now. I added a link
    -Andrew
  5. Taking My Ryder EM-35 A Rip For Vintage Guitar Magazine

    Hey ya'll,

    I gave a test run of my Ryder EM-35 for Vintage Guitar Magazine to promote my record Deep River.

    I ran the the mandolin through the same pedal configuration I used on the...
  6. Re: Article: Redtail Reel - Premier from Andrew Hendryx's Deep Ri

    Hey,
    This is a digital release at the moment. I have another record coming out soon and plan to make both albums available in cd or double cd via andrewhendryx.com.
  7. Re: Article: Redtail Reel - Premier from Andrew Hendryx's Deep Ri

    Hey,

    Thanks for asking about the rig. I tried to keep the signal chain as clean as possible by not running more pedals then I needed. I ran a different configuration of pedals for each song.

    I...
  8. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  22. 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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