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    This is probably a really easy question, but I pretty new to mandolin and dont know much in the way of theory. I was trying to play along with Dublin Blues tonight and didnt have much success. The guitar chords show that hes playing in drop D tuning and the chord progression is D, G, D, A. When I play those chords on the mandolin they dont seem to go with the song. I dont know what Im doing wrong here. The second thing I was wondering is what scale should I be using to try to solo over it. Thanks for the help.

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    Dublin Blues is in E. Guy played out of D position with a capo on 2.

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    Well , that certainly explains it, lol. So would you play out of an E pentatonic scale? Thanks

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    Default Re: Guy Clarks Dublin Blues

    I play it on mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and guitar. For my vocal range the chord progression is D, G, D, A, D, G for the verse and A, D, A, D, A, D, A, G, D for the chorus.

    Don't know why its not working for you.

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    It just wasn't matching the recording, but now that I know that Guy capos up to E, that shouldn't be a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Well , that certainly explains it, lol. So would you play out of an E pentatonic scale? Thanks
    Yes that would certainly work.

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