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    transcribed from her video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_F6dep-uCE
    and pdf for this short example:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8X...ew?usp=sharing

    I filed all her transcriptions in the Sierra Hull folder:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...CN?usp=sharing

    For other mandolin and Tenor guitar transcriptions:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...hQ?usp=sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Lee View Post
    transcribed from her video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_F6dep-uCE
    and pdf for this short example:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8X...ew?usp=sharing

    I filed all her transcriptions in the Sierra Hull folder:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...CN?usp=sharing

    For other mandolin and Tenor guitar transcriptions:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...hQ?usp=sharing

    Thanks for sharing your transcriptions - that was a nice thing to do. We are all all looking for constructive ways to redeem the time under social distancing restrictions, and learning new breaks can help. It takes focus and commitment to learn a performer's technique and transcribe - how long did these take you?

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    I haven't played my violin or mandolin seriously in 35+ years. Listening to Sierra play inspires me to work on my playing.

    Thanks for the transcription.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Clay View Post
    Thanks for sharing your transcriptions - that was a nice thing to do. We are all all looking for constructive ways to redeem the time under social distancing restrictions, and learning new breaks can help. It takes focus and commitment to learn a performer's technique and transcribe - how long did these take you?
    Thanks John! It didn't take too long...maybe an hour for each of the Sierra Hull demos. I found them to be instructional jewels for my mandolin student. The Aaron Weinstein solos took longer.

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    I really like her version from 3:00-3:30, particularly 3:10-3:18, but I can't figure it out. Is transcribing it a matter of slowing it down to 0.25 speed and unpause-pause, back up, over and and over. Are you looking at fingers or sound or both?

    The sound gets really distorted at 1/4 speed on YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandokismet View Post
    I really like her version from 3:00-3:30, particularly 3:10-3:18, but I can't figure it out. Is transcribing it a matter of slowing it down to 0.25 speed and unpause-pause, back up, over and and over. Are you looking at fingers or sound or both?

    The sound gets really distorted at 1/4 speed on YouTube.
    I always transcribe by ear first and then look at the video to check specific fingerings
    esp. if it is important...and only if the passage is really fast will i slow it down but a lot of work can be saved by just listening to the performance until I'm familiar with it.
    Are you referring to the video where she's playing to the dogs mandokismet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Lee View Post
    I always transcribe by ear first and then look at the video to check specific fingerings
    esp. if it is important...and only if the passage is really fast will i slow it down but a lot of work can be saved by just listening to the performance until I'm familiar with it.
    Are you referring to the video where she's playing to the dogs mandokismet?
    Sorry. This Turkey in the Straw from Grey Fox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQonnNSATk

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    Hi Mandokismet. This solo seems pretty straight other than some syncopation.
    If you're having difficulties following the line while listening, use a free tool
    you can download from the internet 'Audacity' to extract the sound file only.
    Then edit the solo or part you want to figure out and 'change speed' to 0.5
    Here's an example using the tool - slowed down to 0.68
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zfM...ew?usp=sharing

    If you're still having problems, let me know and I'll transcribe it for you.

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    Sorry....this is a better sound Mandokismet and on pitch:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bjr...ew?usp=sharing

    I transcribed from 3 - 3:50
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q6Q...ew?usp=sharing

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    Roland - Thanks! That was too kind! I was out of cell and internet for the long weekend. I'll definitely try using Audacity in the future. I'm sure the transcribing will help with training my ear...

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    So cool of you to share this stuff...thank you very much Roland!

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    I finally got me a mandolin and I will be redoing all my mandolin transcriptions
    on a mandolin rather than a guitar. Sierra Hull's Old Dangerfield (Carter Vintage Demo)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUVkddaOgME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Lee View Post
    Sorry....this is a better sound Mandokismet and on pitch:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bjr...ew?usp=sharing

    I transcribed from 3 - 3:50
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q6Q...ew?usp=sharing
    Hi Roland, I don't know if you still have access to your transcriptions but the link posted no longer works. If you still have it handy I would be super grateful if you could repost it with a working link.

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    I also would really like to access the files but only get the message “file not found” which ever link I try.

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