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The Mandolin Player

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    The Mandolin Player

    Somehow the usual anxieties of life didn't matter when David Hochman focused on mastering the mandolin.

    By David Hochman
    From Reader's Digest

    To the outside world, we probably don't sound like much. Our banjo player is deaf in one ear and sings like he's deaf in both. The nine-year-old on fiddle is sawing G notes though we're playing in A. Then there's the mandolin player (yours truly), whose bluegrass jamming skills before today were limited to air banjo renditions of that song from Deliverance.

    What our group lacks in musicianship is offset by our willingness to humiliate ourselves. Failing publicly is the point at Dr. Banjo's Bluegrass Jam Camp, where I have come to strum alongside kindred spirits -- rank beginners like me whose families couldn't bear the twanging anymore.

    - rest at www.rd.com/inspiring-true-stories/an-adult-learns-the-mandolin/article89828.html
     
  2. Petra-O IX

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    Enjoyed the article KenH. Several years ago I purchased a cheap mandolin at Silverdollar City in Branson and I can relate to the frustration of attempting to master such an instrument.
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    My youngest son plays the mandolin and sings at church services. I love mandolin music.
     
  4. KenH

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    After I achieve some proficiency in playing guitar I would like to learn to play the mandolin. :)
     
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