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    Default Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Tabs seem to be just about everywhere, except for blues. Hard Times - anyone have access to tabs for this (or other blues)?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_PwucS53AsY

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    Default Re: Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Three instructional books with tabs, from easiest to hardest, are: Joe Carr's School of Mandolin: Blues; Steve James's Roots and Blues Mandolin; and Rich DelGrosso's Mandolin Blues. DelGrosso's book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of blues mandolin. It also contains the most tunes of the three. All these books are good and have CD's or MP3 links. No "Hard Times" though.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Default Re: Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranald View Post
    Three instructional books with tabs, from easiest to hardest, are: Joe Carr's School of Mandolin: Blues; Steve James's Roots and Blues Mandolin; and Rich DelGrosso's Mandolin Blues. DelGrosso's book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of blues mandolin. It also contains the most tunes of the three. All these books are good and have CD's or MP3 links. No "Hard Times" though.
    Thank you sir! I bought DelGrosso's book earlier this week and am having a lot of fun with it. I spoke with a guy this morning who suggested using all the guitar resources and converting to mandolin tab. That's possible, I guess.

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    Default Re: Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    I've just started stealing some guitar stuff (more on the jazz side). revoicing chords is the only hard diference. (but a great learning tool!)

    Also, I am totally in to Wes Montgomery! love his sound and phrasing. Another guitar fave is John Scofield... some very advanced stuff, but very cool.

    So, typical advice... listen listen listen! ;-)

    I've read a bit about early new orleans mandolin players, no names, just that they existed. this is in the time of very early blues.

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    Default Re: Hard Times - Blues tabs?

    Just listened to the video again.
    It does make me think of Robert Johnson era guitar blues. A bit updated to later styles, but I totally hear the influence.

    Famous Robert Johnson recording:
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    Did a little digging, it looks like this is an origional.

    daddy stovepipe's tabs page

    No mention of Mandolin, and all of the tabs are for guitar.

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    Not much out there, but you could try these:

    traditional music library, not a long of mandolin, some confusing search results (mentions mandolin, but no mandolin tab)
    I did a search for "blues mandolin" and had to check quite a few to get these:

    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/am...ssee_blues.htm

    This one looks interesting:
    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ma..._Bay_Blues.htm

    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ma...ater_Blues.htm

    wow... yeah... that's about it.
    "The Loar" LM-520
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