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Tune of the Week #97: Maidens
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Hi Aliceb. Since Alcluith is mentioning me in his reply (thanks for your very kind words, Drew), let me add my tuppenceworth to your question. You can hold the longer notes if you think this is the sound you want, and I generally tend to do this, especially as I play a lot of the music on octave mandolin which has much better sustain. Rather than tremolo I suggest trying to play triplets on the longer notes, and this will let you maintain your rhythm more easily. Have a listen to Dagger Gordon's playing of Scottish tunes and you will hear him playing repeat notes where there are long notes - not fast enough for tremolo but certainly adding some fine ornamentation and maintaining the rhythm.
Another very fine Scottish player is Kevin Macleod, who plays with The Occasionals and also does a lot of solo playing.
Feel free to PM me if you think I can offer you any help.
John (Kelly)
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Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by Alcluith - 18-02-2020, 10:47 AM
RE: New tune for February - Maidens - by Drifter - 20-02-2020, 05:36 PM
RE: New tune for February - Maidens - by Alcluith - 21-02-2020, 08:19 AM
RE: New tune for February - Maidens - by Drifter - 21-02-2020, 07:27 PM
RE: New tune for February - Maidens - by Alcluith - 22-02-2020, 08:55 AM
RE: Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by Alcluith - 24-02-2020, 02:16 PM
RE: Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by Alcluith - 26-02-2020, 08:27 AM
RE: Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by aliceb - 16-05-2020, 07:43 PM
RE: Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by Alcluith - 19-05-2020, 07:45 AM
RE: Tune of the Week #97: Maidens - by John Kelly - 19-05-2020, 04:34 PM

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