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    Default Electric Blues on Mandolin - Farther Up the Road

    Hey Everyone,

    Here's something new for me. I love older school electric blues like Freddie King but also a bit older than that. Here's an attempt to convert Bobby Blue's rendition of Farther Up the Road, with some feel from Eric Clapton and The Band's rendition on The Last Waltz. It's a new way of playing for me so I'm working on getting it a bit smoother, but it seems to be coming around nicely. :-)

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    Nice groove Kevin
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    Default Re: Electric Blues on Mandolin - Farther Up the Road

    Great job! Nice to see how much you love playing. I can her the difference, since you lowered the action. That chop at the beginning is fierce.

    I gotta try those 75s on my two-point

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    Thanks so much, everyone. Yes, Mitch, the J75s really pull out some big tone this mandolin is capable of. If I was needing to rip through fiddle tunes or otherwise play fast a lot I’d likely switch to the J74s.
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    Awesome. Nice work!
    I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around and play mandolin.

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    Well this was inspiration Kevin, I’ve been doing blues on Mandolin in Several keys, A, E, C, G … this morning you sent me to the key of D and been having a blast with it
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    Great to hear, Mark! That's what this place is all about. Would love to hear what you're working on too. I'm still neck deep in the blues. :-)
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    Default Re: Electric Blues on Mandolin - Farther Up the Road

    Thanks for the invitation Kevin, Im a little too lazy to create videos right now, here is one I whipped out in response to a question what are you working on in the newbies social group a couple months ago. Since then, Ive gotten a lot further with these ideas from Rich DelGrosso. Ill post a couple other vids in the sister thread you started.

    https://youtu.be/aRe6DohDaN8

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