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    A discussion in another thread sent me to YouTube to watch a video, and also more or less introduced me to the website.

    Clearly, there's a lot of great stuff there, but I can't quite figure out how to access it in any orderly way. I did poke around, and found some random stuff.

    I also found this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCIJPCbAO1U

    Ordinarily, stuff like this is really inspiring to me, but occasionally, it sends me into a funk Don't worry- I always get over it <G>

    I've never heard of Evan Marshall before, but seeing this video was a sort of epiphany. Kind of like the time I saw a video of Jake S. on the uke. Awesome to say the least.

    To cut to the chase: does anyone know of a logical and organized way to find the good stuff on YouTube?

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    That Evan Marshall stuff is great! I actually sent for his instructional material that shows exactly how he does all that. It's really much harder than it looks.

    As to searching, try looking for just the artist you are interested in. Like Tony Rice or David Grisman, etc. If you look up bluegrass music, you get a bunch of stuff to wade through.

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    If you're in the southern California area, look Evan up. He gives lessons in that style of play, he's an excellent teacher, and really unassuming guy. Right now he's trying to break into the classical performance world, and he's beginning to have success.

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    With any luck I will get to meet up with Evan on Oct. 27th. We e-mailed a couple of years ago and I was going to take him to lunch on a trip up north. Plans changed and I missed meeting him. There are a number of Great players on this planet and Evan would certainly be in the top five. I on the other hand would like to be in the top 10,000.
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    My favorite mando related YouTube video:

    Garcia and Grisman

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    Great stuff!. Fun to see Ricky Jay in action too.
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    And Rudy Cippola behind the bar......

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    Very cool, I enjoyed that Evan video. Interesting to see the quote flash across the screen saying "Fastest mandolin player in the world", a quote attributed to David Grisman. David would know, but is this guy really faster than Thile? I didn't think that was possible
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    I wonder how fast is the fastest? I found some references to a guy who has demonstrated 45 notes per second on the electric as being the fastest verifiable guitar player. Evan outruns the video frame speed so badly he almost looks like he has a nervous tic.
    "First you master your instrument, then you master the music, then you forget about all that ... and just play"
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    Evan and Chris play differently. Chris's speed is in his left hand, Evan's is in his right hand. Apples and Oranges; both taste great.

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    Thanks for showing us that link. I always wanted to see him play that at least to get an idea of how it is humanly possible!

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    Ah, but one of the greatest mandolin videos ever:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c43hM5q9DQo

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    When time is broke and no proportion kept!
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    That, was awesome.

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    Good point, Daniel.
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    Evan's tone isn't as good at Thile's at those speeds IMO. I love his right hand technique and use alot of that myself, but I prefer a tone closer to Thile's (maybe a little different). Thile is my favorite player with Evan as a pretty close second...I like alot of others of course but there's no serious competition for those two in my mind, at least not as far as technical ability goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (streborkcaj @ Sep. 13 2006, 23:10)
    Ah, but one of the greatest mandolin videos ever:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c43hM5q9DQo

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    Quote Originally Posted by (RickinFL @ Sep. 10 2006, 21:14)
    A discussion in another thread sent me to YouTube to watch a video, and also more or less introduced me to the website.

    Clearly, there's a lot of great stuff there, but I can't quite figure out how to access it in any orderly way. I did poke around, and found some random stuff.

    I also found this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCIJPCbAO1U
    I'm always curious about that phone number in the beginning. I think i called it once; don't remember what it was for.
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    I suspect it is his phone number..........to call him to play your event.
    At the Symposium Evan demonstrated how he can play pieces forwards AND
    backwards.....part of his practice routine, he works a few measures at a
    time & it takes months to work up a piece at performance speed. Quite
    a work ethic.

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    Yes, i think it was his agent's office, or something like that. That's a pretty mandolin in that video too. I was told it's a Gilchrist. I don't normally go for "F" style mandolins, but that one makes me sallivate. Of course i can't afford it. I had a URL for a larger size version of that video, but it doesn't seem to be working now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by (Alex Fields @ Sep. 13 2006, 23:48)
    Thile is my favorite player with Evan as a pretty close second...I like alot of others of course but there's no serious competition for those two in my mind, at least not as far as technical ability goes.
    I dunno. Simon Mayor, Carlo Aonzo and a half dozen classical mandolinists come to mind...
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    Evan plays a Gilchrist F5C, Steve's classical model. Butch Baldassari uses one on many of his recordings as well.
    Only about a dozen were made, very sweet top end with thundering deep bottom end. Incredible sounding mandos.
    I had mine on the Cafe classifieds, month or so back, I'm surprised nobody went for it. Definitely not a classical
    only mando, I like it for swing & jazzy stuff & anything solo. When Mike Marshall borrowed it to record with Darol
    Anger he said it could be used for any kind of music. I figured a Gil owner would snap it up, as it is a different
    voice than the typical Gil & illustrates the range in tone of Steve's creations. It records incredibly well, as can be
    heard on Butch & Evan's CD's. I like it on the Traveler's CD where Butch uses his to great effect opposite Reischmann's
    Loar as a second mando voice. They produce BIG tone with a light touch.




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    I liked watching the economy of motion with his left hand. Worth emulating at any speed.

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    Where can his instuctional material be bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by (reely989 @ Sep. 15 2006, 13:24)
    Where can his instuctional material be bought?
    You can get his duo-style book at Elderly:
    Evan Marshall book

    I got to take a workshop with him once that was a lot of fun. We had mandolas and mandocellos present so he had us do a chamber music version of "Turkey in the Straw" that he had arranged. He's a great player and teacher. I also got to try his Gil classical model -- wow, what an instrument!
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Alex Fields @ Sep. 13 2006, 20:48)
    Evan's tone isn't as good at Thile's at those speeds IMO. #
    Evan's tone is... Evan's tone. Everything he does on the mando is on purpose. Evan uses a small, thin pick to aid in the speed of the tremolo.

    Most of us use large, stiff picks to allow us to dig in to the strings. But Evan never digs in, he's too busy running back and forth between the tremolo and the melody notes.

    I gotta say: these comparisons are usually pointless. I love to hear Evan play. I love to hear Thile play. They don't use the same technique, the same kind of mandolin, orthe same kind of pick. Evan plays classical music exclusively these days. Thile jumps around from pop to country to Bluegrass and currently dabbles in classical once in a while. It's pretty easy to appreciate both Evan Marshall and Chris Thile for what they do on a mandolin without having to decide who's tone is better or who is faster.

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