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    Anyone here play the mandolin? I just started playing it and I love it. I joined a bluegrass band and, man, it's some good shit.

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    I'm not a musician, but found your topic interesting cause the only band I remember using a mandolin a lot was the Hooters. Anyone remember them??

    Someone else wrote a song called Mandolin Rain but the name of the artist escapes me. It was a kewl song tho.

    Sorry I've got nothing to contribute to your topic, but found it interesting. Is it hard to learn or much different from a guitar??
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    I would like to pick up a mandolin some day, but I have never yet gotten around to it.

    smithjc, it's a bit different than guitar. The string courses are tuned in fifths, with the same tuning as violin (GDAE). The scale length is only about three inches longer than violin, too...much smaller than guitar!

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    I have one and I used to play it and wrote some tunes on it, but I broke the G string and I'm too ambivalent to fix it
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    Your what string Jan????

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    I always dug the mandolin on,"Battle Of Evermore." I saw Pearl Jam a couple seasons ago and Eddie Vedder played a mandolin and did some hilarious Pete Townsend arm swings on it nah. I remember some mandolin on some of the early Johnny Winter...maybe,"Too Much Seconol."
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    "Mandolin Rain" was recorded by Bruce Hornsby...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoFan
    "Mandolin Rain" was recorded by Bruce Hornsby...
    Thank you!!!

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