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    Hi Everyone!

    I have been trying figure out the tune in this below link from The Mandolin Store. It is a clip from a sound test of a Gibson Master Model that they had up on their website. But man he plays so fast, it is getting the best of me. Does anybody know what tune this is, and perhaps have any resources of where to learn it?


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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    I believe it is called “Drinking Three Cups of Espresso and Playing Lots of Notes Very Quickly.”

    At first it almost sounded like a choro tune. Then it seemed to veer off into some Dawg music and a few etudes from a classical method book. I actually believe he is just improvising. He obviously has monster chops but a few of us here have noted that his demos are not very useful to demo the mandolin. Play some scales, some chords, some chops, maybe show off the tonal qualities of the instrument as well as its sustain.

    Well, in any case, the mandolin is sold. I imagine there may be some snatches of known tunes there. Maybe someone else can ID them.

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    Kelley Mandolins Skip Kelley's Avatar
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    I don't know what song he's playing, but he's a great picker and the mandolin sounds good.

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    I much prefer the Mandolin Store demos by Adam . He plays a variety of things that give, at least to me, a better feel for what the mandolins can do.

    James, the speed demon in the demo referenced, can obviously play, but only seems to demonstrate speed.

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    I think I mean I know Wooder was inquiring as to what song he was playing

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    That video proves the old adage that even a flyaway pinkie can be trained to go where it is needed when it is needed. And if it's not an old adage, maybe it ought to be.

    Unfortunately my pinkie remains untamed and untrained.
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