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    Here's my take on Lauren Price's take on this great Monroe tune. I got the tuning from a video by Shaun Garrity (sgarrity) that I found, so thanks Shaun. I've identified several areas that could use improvements, and I'm working on that, but it's hard cuz I only have one mandolin and can't always tune back and forth. Good argument for having at least two mandolins.... meantime, if anyone asks I'll also make a video in standard tuning. Hope you enjoy it!
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

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    Wow, very nice job. Great playing and video - I like that you smiled and looked into camera while playing. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskygirl View Post
    Wow, very nice job. Great playing and video - I like that you smiled and looked into camera while playing. Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks! Having watched several "grumpy" looking players on YouTube, and a few happy looking ones, I figured it's definitely better to smile and look up occasionally. Plus, playing music makes me happy, and smiling is a natural response
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    My blog: https://theoffgridmusician.music.blog/
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    My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/africanbanjogunnar/
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    Nice, I've never tried this one, I guess I'm too lazy to tune each string different, but its only the G and E strings right?

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    Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Smith View Post
    Nice, I've never tried this one, I guess I'm too lazy to tune each string different, but its only the G and E strings right?
    Thanks! Nope, the full tuning is G#G# C#C# G#B C#E. But you have multiple mandolins ya? You could keep one tuned that way for when you want to play the song. I can also play it in standard, but it doesn't sound quite as haunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Nice job!
    Thanks Shaun!
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    My blog: https://theoffgridmusician.music.blog/
    My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChF...yWuaTrtB4YORAg
    My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/africanbanjogunnar/
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    It does my heart good to hear young folks picking Monroe tunes. Great job, Gunnar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    It does my heart good to hear young folks picking Monroe tunes. Great job, Gunnar!
    Thanks Don! I just wish I knew more Monroe tunes.... (although that's definitely a rectifiable situation.... )
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    My blog: https://theoffgridmusician.music.blog/
    My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChF...yWuaTrtB4YORAg
    My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/africanbanjogunnar/
    Free backing tracks:
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