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Thread #33044   Message #438441
Posted By: Bedubya
11-Apr-01 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: I'll never learn mandolin because....
Subject: RE: I'll Never Learn Mandolin Because.....
I think maybe some of us are just naturally more attuned to and are more responsive to higher frequencies. Others prefer midrange and, still others, bass. Maybe that's why Norman Blake is one of my favorite guitarists. Much of his best licks are done on the lower frets of the guitar's wound strings. Dan Crary, who I greatly respect but have never desired to emulate, plays much of his stuff way up the neck on the high strings.

Of course, Norman's a Helluva mandolinist and fiddler too, isn't he?