Fiddle tunes for a Friday

May 15, 2015 11:00 AM

Fiddle tunes on mandolin, that is. Just a little medley of some fiddle tunes I know in the key of D. Whiskey Before Breakfast/Soldier's Joy/St. Anne's Reel/Liberty/Whiskey Before Breakfast

posted by mandolin conspiracy (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Very much enjoyed listening to this!
posted by greenish at 7:46 AM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Really nice, smooth playing! I gave mandolin the old college try but I never managed to get that feeling of fluidity you've got going on there. Makes me want to take mine off the wall, blow the dust off and try it again!
posted by usonian at 8:09 AM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


usonian, more mandolin can only bring more happiness. What I do "fluidly," to the extent I do it, is alot of right hand stuff. Getting it kind of floppy and relaxed. Tim O'Brien's playing is a really good example of that sort of relaxed right hand thing. It gets tighter the looser you get with your right hand (or left if you're southpaw), if that makes any sense.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:10 PM on May 26, 2015

That's some damn fine picking.
posted by cortex at 7:18 AM on June 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Great stuff!
posted by Sing Fool Sing at 7:29 AM on June 5, 2015

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