Year: 2016

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New tab and video: The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young)

One of the requisite tunes that one learns as a young guitarist.  This arrangement, though simple, is a challenge due to the double stop that is maintained on the high A and E strings while the walking bass is done on the low G.  This is to keep the tonality of Neil’s acoustic guitar arrangement. […]


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Tico Tico

  After 8 years of playing an F-hole mandolin, I’ve gone back to playing a vintage Gibson oval hole.  I’ve had a 1914 F2, a 1926 F2, and a 1927 F4. The mandolin in the video is a 1919 Gibson F4 that was refinished by Gibson in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Whenever I […]


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Free: All Right Now — Arranging Classic Rock

Here’s the first part of a series of 70s guitar anthem rock tunes I’ll soon put up.  Everyone knows this tune by Free from the album Fire and Water.  No more formidable duo than Kossoff and Rodgers.  Clean stripped down blues based British classic rock that was the blueprint for everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd (who owed […]


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Freddie King “Heads Up” on Tablature Page

I’m sorry about how long I’ve been away.  Between a job promotion and helping a 17 year old go through the college application and scholarship process, I haven’t touched a mandolin much. Here’s another installment in my blues series:  Freddie King’s “Heads Up”  I love this tune and it’s a jam favorite out in these […]


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