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    Ricardo Colubi's video 'Georgia' got me inspired to transcribe for players
    who want to play it. Though his version is using GCDA tuning, I've made a video using
    GDAE tuning for mandolin players as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIsted61ZmE

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    Great video, there must be a story behind your guitar?

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    Georgie On My Mind - By Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
    Mandolins: Northfield 5-Bar Artist Model "Old Dog", J Bovier F5 Special, Gibson A-00 (1940)
    Fiddles: 1920s Strad copy, 1930s Strad copy, Liu Xi T20, Liu Xi T19+ Dark.
    Guitars: Taylor 514c (1995), Gibson Southern Jumbo (1940s), Gibson L-48 (1940s), Les Paul Custom (1978), Fender Strat (Black/RWFB) (1984), Fender Strat (Candy Apple Red/MFB) (1985).
    Sitars: Hiren Roy KP (1980s), Naskar (1970s), Naskar (1960s).
    Misc: 8 Course Lute (L.K.Brown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    Great video, there must be a story behind your guitar?
    Whatever the story, it certainly sounds like a 'Happily ever after Ending'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWRoyds View Post
    Georgie On My Mind - By Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
    Thanks! I don't know how I overlooked the mistake in the title.

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    Thanks Harley! Not much of a story...I bought it for a student who switched to bass and I decided to keep it around a few years ago.
    Then a mandolin student materialized and I used it as a way to write out his lessons...we covered a lot of Sierra Hull demos at the time.
    Now I'm seeing some possibilities in the way of Tenor Guitars and I'm happy to see that there is a need to come up with
    more material for its growing popularity. Transcribing existing music from players on youtube seems to be a good idea
    but I will be writing more lessons to expand its repertoire soon. Happy ending!

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    Thanks Roland, great job on the video I hope to see more..... it looks like your guitar is a full size 6 string with two strings removed?

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    It's a mini guitar...60 cm from the nut to the bridge. A student sold me his mini guitar, so now I have 2 with identical scale lengths.
    The one in the video is strung with light gauge nickel-plated strings .036 .026 .017 .011 and my other one is tuned a whole tone higher with
    light gauge phosphor bronze strings which has a lot more resonance and kick in the overtones.( I removed the pegs at the top on this one )
    Thanks for asking!

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    If you like Ricardo Colubi's arrangement, try his take on a Harold Arlen tune
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow:
    https://youtu.be/kCPAX65DgOo

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    Thanks again fox! Here are some more that are ideal for the tenor guitar. I've included links to Sierra Hull's videos:
    Arkansas Traveler, Tennessee Waltz, Blackberry Blossom, St. Anne's Reel, Lonesome Fiddler Blues and a blues tune.
    https://youtu.be/bGKwcIclB-k

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    Another great video Roland, this is not a very busy section of the forum but I am sure other folk also appreciate and enjoyed your effort.
    My only other (lighthearted) comment is .. as a tenor guitar builder, I find it slightly disturbing that such a skilful player doesn’t actually own a tenor guitar!

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    all videos & tabs available for free at:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_U...erD8KU8mv5yqyX

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    Wow, thanks for that link! I’ll be spending some time with a few of those this evening!
    Chuck

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