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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    https://youtu.be/9d9BlAhyVl4

    ^^^ Have not attempted to play it yet, but I’ve been enamored of late by this waltz: The Georgiana Starlington Waltz by Tom Morley. One of the most beautiful pieces...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Back in the day I had an original Intellitouch and it worked better than anything I’ve had since. Even the smaller (square) versions they made were great. Not sure what happened to the company.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I've been playing this one all morning. Just about got it down.
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    Back in the day I lived in an apartment complex that had a racquetball court. I’d go in there at night and sit in the middle of it with my acoustic guitar (didn’t play mandolin then). It was the...
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    My favorite spot to play in my house is just behind the front door in entry hall. There is tile behind the door and then a wood floor. The natural reverb is awesome, though I think it freaks out...
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    This happens to me all the time while playing my MT. The D-course is particularly magical on mine.
  7. “Home Recordings of Old-Time Fiddle Tunes” - Album/CD

    https://www.amazon.com/Home-Recordings-Old-Time-Fiddle-Tunes/dp/B07MP7RB6L/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Home+recordings+of+old+time+fiddle+tunes&qid=1610032102&sr=8-3

    ^^^

    I recently happened...
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    Re: Video: The Princess

    I loved that! The cello really added a nice layer. Thanks so much for posting.
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    Re: Old time, country and fiddle tunes

    Old thread but I recently discovered this wonderful collection while randomly cruising Tidal for fiddle tune recordings. Sometimes it’s hard to find a collection of basic, well-known tunes in one...
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    I had a full-contact CA bridge put on my old 505. It looked really cool, and improved tone and volume. But I still ended up selling it and upgrading. YMMV.
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I didn’t know anything about BG till I got into the mandolin. It immediately struck me as the Hair Metal of acoustic music (I grew up on Hair Metal and still like some of it). Even if I don’t like...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    I loved that comment too and found it very clever! Made me want to start a band called The Broom Riders!
  13. Thread: Scottish Reels

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    Re: Scottish Reels

    Excellent! I really like the first one, and played on such a beautiful instrument! Well done.
  14. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    This might not be entirely accurate, but I've seen something over the years on the guitar forums. When a guitar player wants to dabble in learning mandolin, many times he/she will get a Rogue,...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Over the years I’ve found that just politely asking if it’s ok to take down an instrument and play it goes a long way, and usually that’s all that’s needed for a great shop experience (with the...
  16. Re: NMD Collings MT2-0 (Pictures and a Christmas Tune)

    Wow, beautiful mandolin! I have a reg MT and have often wished I’d have opted for the oval version. But then I’d be wondering about the reg MT. Where does it end?!
    :))
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    I have a burst MT but would have rather had a blonde one; to me they look so much nicer. But my mandolin was a gift, so there. There are way too many burst mandolins out there IMO, but that is the...
  18. Re: Standard Notation for the Tab-Addicted Mandolinist

    As someone who couldn’t (and still can’t) read notation at all, years ago I purchased this book to try to get started. I found it impossible to do so using this method because one needs to know some...
  19. Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Went to a family Christmas gathering last night and got this book as a present. Looking forward to spending time with it.
  20. Re: Who thinks a Mandolin Cafe Patch would be a Good Idea?

    I carry a canvas tool-pouch at work. A Cafe patch would look great on there.
  21. Thread: Blem Mandolins

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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    I got my first mandolin (a Kentucky) on eBay. There was a seller who somehow had access to seconds and blems from Saga. Not sure if this is still “a thing” or not and I forgot the account he sold...
  22. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    It seems to me a couple things set Eastman apart.

    1 - They've been building good stuff for a good while now, and as time goes on the products continue to get better. This is pretty impressive...
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/being-texan-collings-guitars-are-worth-every-penny/?fbclid=IwAR0VzetyI4Qqf8adUsmd_S14TRhHWu7Cwd1bGhcvSRniriEtm9Okg2YJTrg

    ^^^ New video by Texas Monthly...
  24. Thread: Going backwards

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    Re: Going backwards

    I’ve posted this before here somewhere but it’s worth repeating. For years I’ve been trying to perfect a certain O’Carolan tune and I’d get tripped up at least a little in the same spot EVERY TIME,...
  25. Thread: Going backwards

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    Re: Going backwards

    I’ve been playing about 15 years now and have never gotten beyond the point of mediocrity. But I have noticed that when my playing seems to get worse, I put it down for a while; when I go back later...
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