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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    I beg your pardon, sir. Top 40? "Maggie May" was a monster hit. It was #1 simultaneously in the US, the UK, Australia and Canada (for six, five, and four weeks, respectively, for the first three), a...
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    I asked my 8yo and 5yo daughters what song they think about when thinking about mandolins and their reply was Mama Dont 'Low :)) :))

    There you have it folks.
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    David, yes shared opinions again, bro.
    In addition to the Neapolitan tunes adding those Italian pop tunes would usually go over good. Another is More, the Mondo Cone theme. I originally learned it...
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    Playing on a bowl back mandolin I would think Lara's Theme would work !
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    Totally agree and feel the same way about REM's Losing My Religion and The Goo Goo Dolls Iris which are the Maggie May equivalent for my generation... pop songs with Mandolin. (A side note, this is...
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    The Godfather, either the Love theme or the Waltz. People would recognize both. I am dating myself here. This does go back to 70’s early 80’s in New York, when the movie was still in the public...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I’ve playing mandolin for 45 years. Never used one, or felt the need for it. But to each his own, some people like all the extra gadgets. I don’t think it will affect your playing either way.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Everybody loves Earl Scruggs! Whether or not they even know his name.
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    I agree, and I stick with my original answer - nope, there's not one.

    Died-in-the-wool Bluegrassers (of which there are always many here, to the extent that some of them sometimes seem to assume...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    I'd like to add to this that the Mandolin is used in more genres of music as mentioned many times already where the banjo, to the masses, seems like a one trick pony, which it's not.
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    I don't play a whole lot of bluegrass. I am not immersed in that world. I have no idea whether "Rawhide" is requested as often as the number of responses seems to imply it does. But I question...
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    As an ex-banjo player, you may play a bit of bluegrass (excluding Dueling Banjos, which only got popular in bluegrass when it got into the Top 40 courtesy of Eric Weissberg -- although the Dillards...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Here's a nice laid-back version for you:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCKx-dYSAEM
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    I've only ever been asked once to play Rawhide at a jam. I don't know it either. Time to learn :)
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    Guess I need to go look up Rawhide...lol
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    Re: Ranieri - Art of the Mandolin

    As I understand it, the original books 1 & 2 were first published in 1925. Those 1925 editions are out of copyright and maybe reproduced at will. Though the editions published in 1956 and 1959 seem...
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    So it looks like the short answer is, "No." :whistling:

    The long answer goes something like this:

    No, there really isn't. The main reason is the mandolin hasn't achieved the same kind of...
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    Lara's Theme is a very good one !
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    In my experience, they ask you for bluegrass, which is great and provides many options -- if you play bluegrass. However, for those of us who don't...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Good luck, Eugene!

    Actually, since I never used that style pick, can you post the dimensions and thickness of the ones you prefer?

    Are they sort of close to the ones that this seller of used...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Yeah . . .

    That's why I have Galli on my short list.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Depends on what genre of music you play on the mandolin as well - not all of us play Bluegrass, so a "must know" tune in that world wouldn't be the same for folks who play irish trad music (like...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Rawhide
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    Jethro said in at least one show that his wife offered to pack his bags and cut him loose if she had to hear him teach one more student Sweet Georgia Brown.
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    Mandolin flagship song?

    I came from the banjo world (yes, I closed the door behind me lol) specifically the Scruggs style.
    In my experience, if you played the banjo, it was “expected” that you knew how to play Foggy...
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