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URL icon « on: July 21, 2009, 11:02:20 AM »

What songs do you play that sound great solo?  I know plenty of fiddle tunes - but they always seem "empty" to my ear when played. 

The mando is a remarkable supporting instrument, but when it comes to songs that sound full by themselves - I'm having a hard time finding them.

One I found on youtube was this guys original called mandolin moan.  Another I know that sounds great solo is Thile/Marshall "What a Blast".  Other than that - I'm at a loss.

Thoughts?
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 08:50:07 AM »

 Wave Pickin a solo like Soldiers Joy leaves me feelin sad.... sounds sad and empty.
Than I heard someone pick it lightnin fast and it had this real joyful feel....

For me chords sound fuller on the Mandolin and I am discovering that I will be happy to add chords and vocals but leave the solos to someone else.

I can see you are far more accomplished than I on the Mandolin Pen. I think 2 and 3 finger chords do have their place in there somewhere LOL
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URL icon « Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 11:11:53 AM »

lol - seems like the more i learn about mando - the less I know.  thanks for the complement, but i'm really not that great.

wanna do soldiers joy next?  i think i used to know that one.  it's not that hard as i remember.  i bet you'd get it with a few hours of practice.  and don't worry about the speed.  that will come through repetition.
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 07:08:44 PM »

lol - seems like the more i learn about mando - the less I know.  thanks for the complement, but i'm really not that great.

wanna do soldiers joy next?  i think i used to know that one.  it's not that hard as i remember.  i bet you'd get it with a few hours of practice.  and don't worry about the speed.  that will come through repetition.
Ok a pickin tune Soldiers Joy it is. I need lots of work here. Smooth and steady,,, I'll start workin on it Thumbs Up
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