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Mandolin pilgrim

Aimless muttering.

  1. Bucktown Revue: Americana music from the Heartland

    Our Sept. 4, 2020 show.

    Updated Sep-08-2020 at 7:22am by Mandolin Cafe (correcting embed code)

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  2. Here is what's tripping my trigger this morning...

    I've been working up a version of "Goin' Across the Sea" for the Song of the Week Mandolin Cafe social group. It looks as if the tune is going to lose to a Bob Marley song in the voting. (!) However, this is the one I'm working up. I've found a couple of contemporary versions in B. I started to score John Reishman's excellent (of course) version, in C. But I stumbled onto this Bill Monroe version this morning, in A, and this clearly does it for me. The audio is weak so you'll have to turn ...
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  3. My new mandolin (02.24.20)

    Iím just playing around. I forgot there was a blog feature here. Iím going to try to include a video of me tonight playing my latest MAS addition. See if this works. Hey, it does! Huzzah!

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  4. one more try to post an mp3

  5. Why won't sound file's post?

    This is annoying.
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  6. Another test

  7. Test

  8. Jazz chords

    I'm trying to lift myself up from the abyss of ignorance and learn some chord theory. Spend the night working on Peter Martin's Texas style breakdown progression in A. Mama mia!
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  9. Mandolin pilgrimage

    OK, does this work? How does it work? Does it matter if it works? Do I need yet another place to express opinions and string together words?

    Probably not. So what?

    So, today I'm thinking about how I really need to learn chord theory. It's a complete void in my musical tool kit. I'm going to do it because I can't face not doing it any longer. I've hit a brick wall with certain aspects of my playing, and the only possible solutions are to stop where I am or roll up ...
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