Hi reader

Here is what happened in theMandolinTuner blog during the week ending at 12th of April:

...Windy Strings, the fourth article of the Luthier's Journey has been published. In this article Richard Morgan explains his way of understanding the sound a plucked string instrument makes, and asks a question to be answered by those playing in mandolin orchestras.

..Brillancy, a sweet duet performed by Sam Bush and Chris Thile has been added in the video library.

...Sailin' Shoes, a great song performed by Sam Bush using his very nice mandolin chop technique has been added in the video library.

...Sam Bush, an American bluegrass mandolin player considered an originator of the Newgrass style has been added in theMandolinTuner artists database.

...A Luthiers Journey, the article series from Richard Morgan has now its own page in theMandolinTuner. 

So, here are links to new info in the blog for this week:. 

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Mandolins from Richard Morgan

A Luthiers Journey #4 – Windy Strings

As a maker I have found discussions with other makers extremely useful. The exchange of ideas, philosophies and techniques is a big part of keeping the learning curve steep. Also feedback from players is vital. With this in mind I have a question to anyone who reads this "blog"and happens to play in a mandolin orchestra. To explain: I have …

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Chris Thile- Sam Bush - Brillancy
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Sailin Shoes Sam Bush

Sailin' Shoes - Sam Bush

Being an accomplished bluegrass vocalist, Sam Bush also is an accomplished instrumentalist on guitar and fiddle winning title of National Fiddle champion at fifteen years of age. Enjoy here his performance on the mandolin, I love his amazing unique sound as well as the excellent transcription of a well known song.

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Sam Bush

Sam Bush

Charles Samuel "Sam" Bush (born April 13, 1952) is an American bluegrass mandolin player considered an originator of the Newgrass style. Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bush was exposed to country and bluegrass music at an early age through his father Charlie's record collection, and later by the Flatt & Scruggs television show. Buying his first mandolin at the …

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A Luthiers Journey

Richard Morgan is a maker (luthier) from Australia and a member of theMandolinTuner community. From the moment that Richard joined theMandolinTuner we started exchanging e-mails and I was very happy to read about his work, especially as Richard mandolins (and mandolas, mandocellos, etc.) are truly innovative, featuring a unique sound-board design and lots of other …

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I hope you've enjoyed this week's articles. There are definitely more to come next week...

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com