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    I am wanting to add some new music to my arsenal. What oldtime songs are fairly simple to pick out on the mandolin?

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    Here you go, just pick one you like: https://www.mandolessons.com/lessons/fiddle-tunes/
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    Do you read music? If so, I highly recommend the little (long and thin, to fit in a guitar case) "Let's Jam!" series. Not sure how available they might be (not on Amazon, anyway). Here's a listing at dulcimer times that SEEMS to be in stock.

    https://www.dulcimertimes.com/produc...lets-jam!.html

    Anyway, these books have the melody and chords on one page and the chords alone on the facing page. Nice way for beginners to get the essence of a lot of classic tunes, and when you get to the point of improvising, these are easy starting points to work around.
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    This brings me to some memories of learning tunes on old time banjo. (In 1978...) Cluck Old Hen was a good simple tune. Over the Waterfall another. I loved a tune called Spotted Pony but it is not a common tune.
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    "Oh Them Britches" is a good and simple tune. "Bile Them Cabbage Down" is another one.

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    I started with simple well-known melodies, and then slowly worked on embellishing them in my own particular 'style'.

    Very short video examples can be found on my YouTube channel . . . link is below.

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