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    Hey there everybody! Dan from Mandolins and Beer here! Been a while! Iíve started playing music pretty much full time now and have been working on something I call Lick of the Day.

    Iíve been playing as many as nine gigs a week and definitely noticed that I was beginning to repeat a lot of the same things every single gig. I felt like I was on automatic pilotÖ..but not in a cool improvising off the top of my head way. It was more like, oh, weíre in G againÖlol. So I started to focus on learning one new lick everyday. It didnít have to be fast, it didnít have to be long or complicated. It didnít even have to be a mandolin part. It just had to be musical. It could have been part a solo, it could just be a part of the main melody. I just needed something to focus on besides noodling when I picked up my mandolin. Then I played itÖ.over and over. My goal was if I had a gig that night, the lick had to be played in at least one song! And it seems to be working. Not every lick sticks, Iíve forgotten more than Iíve played, Iím sure. But I notice things just rolling of my fingertips in a way that requires less thinkingÖ..this time in a good way.

    Anyhow, all these licks I write out (in my horrible handwriting with zero theory background) and I thought Iíd start recording the licks to share them in the hopes maybe someone besides me will get something out of it. The clips are roughly 30 secs to a minute. I play them once at speed, or as close as I can get and then I play it slow. TABS are available for each lick, although I donít know how accurate they are, but they give you an idea.

    Also, itís all free. Iím really trying to challenge myself to do this for 365 daysÖ.its gonna be tough but Iíve got a pretty good head start. Im gonna post the vids here everyday under this topic. Hopefully with a short description. Theyíll also be on my Facebook page and Instagram daily as well (Links in signature)

    Iím staring with a theme as well. The first big group of licks are all from or inspired by the Strength by Numbers release, which I listened to a lot before I played at Telluride. I think I may stick with the theme idea for a while instead of bouncing around. Also youíll be able to hear the licks in context of a song.

    One note, these are just approximations of what I hear when trying to learn licks. In no way am I saying these are 100% accurate.

    Iíll begin posting them tomorrow and I hope anyone who watches these enjoys them and learns a little something from them!
    Iím just trying to give a little something back to you fine folks at the cafe!

    Cheers!

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    Lick #1. Here we go!



    This lick was inspired by a riff that Mark O'Connor plays in his solo at about the 3:09s mark. This is a great of example of trying to learn a specific lick but then stumbling on your own thing.

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    That's day one down ...... this sounds like fun ...... I am concerned for my memory's ability to keep up but I will give it a shot. R/
    I love hanging out with mandolin nerds . . . . . Thanks peeps ...

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    Really nice stuff! I too will try and keep up...thanks!
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    Today's lick is the dobro riff in "Future man" off of Strength in Numbers. Tomorrow's will be the fiddle riff. Lick number 4 will be a double stop lick made by combining the two! Cheers!

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    Today's lick is the fiddle riff from "Future Man" it is the high harmony to yesterday's lick. Tomorrow, we put them together for a cool double stop lick.

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    Nice idea. Nice licks. One observation.

    The intro is 10 seconds long--about a quarter of one of the videos. After a year, people will have spent an hour watching the intro.
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    Good call. Dumping the intro!

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    Today's lick is a combination of Licks 2 and 3. By combining the dobro and fiddle licks, you get a cool double stop style harmony that's tricky to play but is fun and sounds cool!

    Also intro removed!

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    Today's Lick (#5) is the A part of a riff in "Texas Red" by Strength in Numbers (buy this album!) This tune has tons of cool parts that I'll be posting this week. Cool riffs, a little tremolo workout and a killer Sam solo coming this week.....to the best of my ability! LOL Cheers!

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    Oh man I liked the intro ! Anyway thanks for licks
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    Today's lick is the second part of yesterday's lick from Texas Red!

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    Nice. You should state what key you're in.

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    Good suggestion Tom. Will add to today's video. Thanks!

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    Today's lick is part C of the riff in Texas Red by Strength in Numbers! Cool variation for the past two licks. Tomorrow has got some great Sam Bush tremolo! Cheers!

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    Today's lick is the final part of the riff we've been working on. It's got a tricky little pause and some killer Sam Bush tremolo!

    Tomorrow will be part one of my take on Sam's solo in this tune.

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    Todays lick is one of my favorites! It's in G but this lick is easily moveable to add it into any key you need! This is part one of 4. Solo starts around 2:24. Sam plays it pretty quick. Cheers!

    PS. This is my take on the solo, I'm pretty sure its not 100 percent but it will get you close.

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    Today's lick is part 2 of 4 of my take on Sam's solo in Texas Red. Timing is weird as it leads into part 3. Cheers!

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    Today's lick is 3 of 4 from my take on Sam Bush's solo in Texas Man!
    Cheers!

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    Today's lick is number 4 of 4 from Sam Bush's solo in Texas Red. I love this lick!! #playeveryday #mandolinsandbeer

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    On to a new tune! This lick is riff A from the song Pink Flamingo on the Strength in Numbers album Telluride Sessions! Check it out!
    #playeveryday #mandolinsandbeer #sambush

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    Today's lick is riff B from Pink Flamingos by Strength in Numbers. This lick is weird and cool! The song is in A but this chord appears to be played over and F chord! Awesome sounding.
    #playeveryday #mandolinsandbeer #sambush

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    Fun lick ahead! Todays lick is a cool lick over a C# to F# change in Pink Flamingos!
    #playeveryday #mandolinsandbeer #sambush

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    Another fun lick ahead! Todays lick is a cool lick similar to yesterday's lick over a C# to F#. However today's lick is over B to E. Listen to it how it's used on Pink Flamingos by Strength in Numbers!
    #playeveryday #mandolinsandbeer #sambush

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