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    The record is sooooo great!

    Just got the book last week and have been learning the tunes, highly recommend both!

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    Absolutely a gem of a recording, just stellar in every way. And the book provides a great resource for learning the tunes. Get them both!
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    CD and book ordered. My compliments for the respectful usage of a spiral binding.

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    I order it last May -cd only-from Mike's wife.. she was very kind,got it autographed by Mike. Great music from two of my favorite artists! Music travels you back in time. My one Big complain is that the CD it's a CD-R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    Absolutely a gem of a recording, just stellar in every way. And the book provides a great resource for learning the tunes. Get them both!
    Don, does the book have standard notation as well as Tab?

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    Is it standard notation and tab for both mandolin and guitar or just mandolin?
    Play that which you feel is groovy, get down with your bad self, and shake your money maker if it makes sense for you to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotter View Post
    Is it standard notation and tab for both mandolin and guitar or just mandolin?
    Just mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverkollar View Post
    Just mandolin.
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to giving some of these songs a go.
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    The book has both standard notation and tab for mandolin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    The book has both standard notation and tab for mandolin.
    too good!

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    Well, I was hoping for either standard notation and/or tab for guitar as well as this looks like something my wife and I might enjoy playing together. I'm guessing, based on what Blake is playing in the video, that the guitar is mostly alternating bass/chord accompaniment with some single note bass line runs. If so, then we can probably work them out on guitar by ear.

    Regardless, I'm looking forward to this.
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    The word on this album is that there is no guitar lead. Mike said Norman opted to just play rhythm on the recording and that was his choice.

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    I'm learning the "Avalon Quickstep" today, using the book and Transcribe to slow down the tune from the CD. What a fun tune! Looking forward to digging into more of these tunes. What tunes are you working on?
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    Great rhythm and choice of tunes on this CD,
    Sweet Milk and Peaches especially.

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    Picked it up yesterday as present to myself - all I can say is America the Genuine!

    I do recall Doc and Merle doing a version of Carol County Blues with Sam Bush on Fiddle on his Pickin' the Blues Album.

    Great to hear authentic American string band music from two of our finest treasures.
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