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    Kenny O'Quinn
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    Who is playing the mandolin on East Virginia Blues on The Stanley Brothers album "An Evening Long Ago?" It sounds like Ralph tuned it like a banjo and is using his 3 finger style. I hope someone out there knows.

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    Default Re: Stanley Brothers

    Yes, that's Ralph, and you have it right, it's fingerpicked! I am not sure about the tuning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampstomper View Post
    Yes, that's Ralph, and you have it right, it's fingerpicked! I am not sure about the tuning.
    Thanks,

    The crazy thing is I live just on the other side of the mountain from Ralph and someone all the way over in the Netherlands knew the answer. I guess it just goes to show how powerful Bluegrass music is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampstomper View Post
    Yes, that's Ralph, and you have it right, it's fingerpicked! I am not sure about the tuning.
    Correct, Ralph fingerpicked that song on a mandolin that only had 4 strings on it. Sounds like standard tuning from what I hear.
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