Search:

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Re: Pontapé, Tom Wright Trio Live at Blue House Productions

    Wow, Tom, great stuff. Hope all is well with you, sounds like it is.
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,103

    Re: RIP Nolan Faulkner

    I grew up in the Detroit area and had the pleasure on knowing Nolan. Great, great mandolin player. He taught me how to play chop chords. Go in peace.
  3. Replies
    26
    Views
    6,505

    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Yes, its a Randy Wood A50 conversion. I played in a band the winter of ‘72 in Colorado (Goldrush). Brian Lappin, the banjo picker, bought it from Tut Taylor. Don’t know what happened to it after that.
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,437

    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    I’ve played the acoustic for decades and have a very heavy (for lack of a better term) approach with both hands. With the electric, I have had much better results with a thinner pick and a looser...
  5. Replies
    32
    Views
    6,810

    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I’ve been playing the fiddle about 40 years; the mandolin for about 45. My mandolin playing came along, but my fiddle playing.....I had about 6 months of classical violin lessons early on to try to...
  6. Replies
    24
    Views
    4,686

    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    As I mandolin player, I have often felt compelled to cram as many notes as I could into breaks and tunes. However, as I have progressed on the fiddle, I have found I do much better by taking out...
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,961

    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Hey Tom, saw ‘Wayne Shorter on 10 string’ and figured that must be Tom Wright. Great stuffl.
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,234

    Re: Slump......slump buster?

    What Al from Colorado said works for me. But I take more than a day off, sometimes several. When I get back to it, I find some of the vexing passages or licks fall into place. Subconscious at work?
    ...
  9. Thread: Pava Mandolins

    by twilson
    Replies
    46
    Views
    9,977

    Re: Pava Mandolins

    Ellis sitting in a leather chair, smoking a cigar, and drinking expensive Irish whiskey....yes, I have seen that many a time.

    Oh, you were referring to an Ellis mandolin. My bad.:whistling:

    I...
  10. Replies
    31
    Views
    9,298

    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    The first one I played was Bobby Clark’s, probably about 1978. Yeah, I’m old. We were playing on the same show. I was playing an F4 at the time and broke a string a few minutes before I was supposed...
  11. Replies
    27
    Views
    11,133

    Re: How to play harmony

    I have had luck with the Amazing Slow Downer. Record the lead of the tune, plug it into slowdowner, and slow the tempo down to where you can figure out the harmony by ear. (The slowdowner keeps the...
  12. Replies
    16
    Views
    4,116

    Re: Wild Bill Jones chords?

    Yup, playing a major chord against a melody that suggests the minor is one of the high points of Western civilization. That and twin fiddles.
  13. Replies
    41
    Views
    14,204

    Re: Ellis A5 #339-15 and a Visit to the Ellis Shop

    Hey Don, I was there! Great playing with you and Mark. Hope you can get back this way some time.

    Tim
  14. Replies
    31
    Views
    5,783

    Re: How Do You Intro A Song?

    In a band situation, I suggest kicking it the same everytime. That way the rest of the band will know what you're doing and come in on time. In general on a kick, I suggest staying close to the...
  15. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,960

    Re: Starting up the neck

    Couple of things that helped me up the neck.

    Shift positions via an open string when you get the chance. That is, if you are playing in the first position and hit an open string, its a good...
  16. Re: How many of you have successfully changed your hand position?

    Just got back from Maryville. Visiting my three nieces and their kids.

    I, too, have been playing 40+ years. I think it was John McGann in an interview that talked about the angle of your pick in...
  17. Replies
    23
    Views
    5,768

    Re: How Times Have Changed

    Yeah, times have changed.

    145831
  18. Replies
    41
    Views
    9,583

    Re: Mandolins Are For the Birds!

    Check out Josh Williams. About 1:30 in he has a visitor.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBo0ptYJNs
  19. Replies
    42
    Views
    8,355

    Re: Why Violins Have F-Holes

    Ladies and gentlemen, all yawl have got it wrong. The following explanation of how a fiddle makes its sound comes straight from the mouth of the illustrious Dr. Ralph Stanley.

    First of all, the...
  20. Thread: Scale Patterns

    by twilson
    Replies
    30
    Views
    11,938

    Re: Scale Patterns

    Check out Patterns for Jazz by Jerry Coker. All kinds of scale patterns, arpeggios, etc.

    Tim Wilson
  21. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,453

    Re: Schatten Design mandolin pickup

    Hey yawl, just got a Schatten M 05 pickup. Been futzing around with it his afternoon. They recommend attaching on the upper portion of the bridge, on the endpin side. I did so but didn't like the way...
  22. Re: Mandolin players who took up the fiddle - talk to me!

    Interesting thread. I have played mando for about 40 years and fiddle about 35. But the fiddle frustrated me. I took about 6 months worth of lessons with a classical instructor when I got my fiddle,...
  23. Replies
    38
    Views
    13,350

    Re: Bluegrass / Old Time Horse Songs

    Let Me Rest at the End of My Journey - Jack Cook, Ralph's bass player, sung this a lot.
    Heartstrings and Black Pony by Marshall Wilburn.

    twilson
  24. Replies
    101
    Views
    29,279

    Re: bluegrass/old time murder ballads

    Or, if double suicides are of interest, Katy Dear is a great song. Originally Blue Sky Boys but the Country Gentleman recorded it in the late 60s.

    Tim Wilson
  25. Replies
    55
    Views
    11,577

    Re: Song suggestions for a sad occasion

    How about Old Blue.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbuQDqnMebk

    Had a dog named Merle who died early. Still not over that one. Fortunately, I now have a sweet lab mix named Lily.

    RIP, Hilts.
Results 1 to 25 of 34
Page 1 of 2 1 2