William Mann


Location: Cullman, AL
Country: US

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David Pedersen Lexie R Oakley Michael Ebersohl Cynthia Wigington Maxspop Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Tom Stavran James Phillips Patty from Virginia Joy W. john p Strumelia


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Oh Susanna

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The Stephen Foster favorite for the May challenge: includes singing, palm muting, and a few of my favorite embellishments.
Ken Backer
05/05/15 12:08:14PM @ken-backer:

That was a really great job of playing and sing on this old song, William I very much enjoyed it.41.gif

John Keane
05/05/15 06:47:25AM @john-keane:

Great job!

Dusty Turtle
05/04/15 11:24:38PM @dusty:

Nice going, William. You strum with an ease to which we should all aspire.

I like that palm muting, too.

Patty from Virginia
05/04/15 09:31:43PM @patty-from-virginia:

That is just wonderful!!!

Gordon Hardy
05/04/15 05:43:54PM @gordon-hardy:

Great rendition William, thank you for this.

Ben Barr Jr
05/04/15 12:10:54PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Good rendition. I may have to try to do my version, too.

Lexie R Oakley
05/04/15 10:58:23AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Very lively and fun toe tapping song, William the embellishments were great.Smile.gif

Cynthia Wigington
05/04/15 08:53:38AM @cynthia-wigington:

I'm so glad you joined us here. This is quite cool.

William Mann
05/04/15 05:32:40AM @william-mann:

James, it's good ol' standard DAA. I didn't put it on a tuner to make sure it was exactly on pitch, but it should be pretty close.

I get that question quite often. I played two chorded and flatpicked pieces during open stage time at a festival just this past Saturday, and a lady stopped me afterwards to ask about my tuning. When I told her my standard is DAA, she responded, "But what are you in NOW?" I am surprised at the number of folks who still think that DAA is for beginners and old-school noter-droners, and that advanced techniques actually require DAd tuning. I play, and have taught, both tunings, as well as others; but I find that making chords that sound the way I want them to is easier in DAA (for me, anyway), and the extra notes below the tonic on the melody string allow me to do more without having to retask my treble drone.

James Phillips
05/04/15 05:04:19AM @james-phillips:

Fantastic version . What tuning are you using ?