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    Kind of putting myself out there, everyone- I just picked up the mandolin a week ago, and I thought would make a nice rhythm instrument for today’s Saturday Jam on my YouTube channel- I’ve been practicing every day and I am having so much fun playing (even if this is just chopping chords on this Elvis tune- nothing fancy)!

    This is my brother-in-law’s Fender, but I’ve got a J Bovier that is going under the tree- you haven’t been this excited since I was 16 and I knew there’d be a guitar under there for me! Hope you all enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/bQPWyd4QO-g

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    You’re rockin that Open Road, brother. Fine looking lid.

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    Haha it’s either that or the camera glare on my dome! I do love that hat, though! Thanks for listening!

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    Great job Songbird. I was hoping you would do more tremelo action, as in the original Elvis recording, but nevertheless it still sounded great!

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    OF COURSE the mando sounds great. It was taught well by its Italian ancestors who played "O Sole Mio" until sunrise... Same tune!

    Well done!
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    Great job, I love mandolin accompaniment to vocals. Hard for me to make it work on a lot of songs, but some like this one are great for it. I like doing Don't Be Cruel on the mandolin as well.
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    Very nice job....and after one week! Jeez! Also...............very nice vocals. As close to Raul Malo as I have come across.

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    You guys are way too kind! Thanks for listening! Also, Raul Malo?!? Holy cats! Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSongbird View Post
    You guys are way too kind! Thanks for listening! Also, Raul Malo?!? Holy cats! Thank you!!
    You got it......

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