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Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
I have decided that Neil Gow's "Lament for the Death of his Second Wife" will be the first complete tune I submit to my mandolin Teacher
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Raywells
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February 27, 2014 - 10:02 pm
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I have taken up learning the mandolin and mandocello. Am concentrating on playing this old fiddle tune on may mandolin. Since it is not being played on the violin I post it here but still invite constructive comment.

 

 

Hope you like it

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February 28, 2014 - 2:54 am
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Nice Ray.

That is always a nice tune to hear.

Mandos 'are' rather violinish. Particularly as they are tunes exactly the same.

Your mandolin looks just like mine :)

I can't give much of a critique as it's early days on the mandolin for me, but I did like it.

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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February 28, 2014 - 11:51 am
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@Raywells ... I thought it was very nice.  A sweet song with my cup of coffee.  All these mandos and guitars... Well I get very interested.... I keep having to say no no to myself....

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Toni and Ferret,  Thanks for watching and listening and I am glad you liked it. Apart from playing it more smoothly and without obvious mistakes I have set myself the goal of playing it on my mandocello. Particular to Ferret; I have purchased a set of automotive feeler guages to do accurate measurements as per the ebook on mandolin setups ... bought new nut and saddle material and will craft guaged slot saws and remake the nut and saddle to get more uniform string spacings both for the benefit of my left hand and more accurate picking. Thanks again for the book.

Ray

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