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    Video: The Princess

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNcU6sfUuY

    I’ve had the pleasure of the company of both my daughters over the holidays. The day before daughter #1 left we sat down to record this tune which she...
  2. Fairytale Of New York - Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_8BFleej0

    Tab
  3. Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast - Interesting Approaches?

    One site is: Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture

    Here is John Arcand playing WBB

    Emile Lavallee plays a medley including WBB at about 9:10:


    https://youtu.be/4sbcH6N5Y5g
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    German and Austrian Christmas songs

    There is still time to learn some simple tunes for Christmas. Here is a little playlist of more or less famous German and Austrian Christmas songs arranged for mandolin. You will find the links to...
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    Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Scott-

    Congratulations! You and the Mandolin Cafe team have created something really special, and valuable. I know I'm not alone in appreciating how much this means musically and socially. One of...
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    Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    +1 for the above. We use a Tonor Q9 microphone that goes for $50 on Amazon and get recordings that are better than a "Total Beginner" needs. Going more complicated than that is setting yourself up...
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    Re: Suggestions on a beginner "set list"

    You might find yourself "taking a sip from a fire hose". Back in the 1990's in St. Paul I compiled a (growing) list of common tunes for our group that met every Sunday at O'Gara's pub. I ended up...
  8. Thread: Key of Bb

    by Mark Gunter
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    Re: Key of Bb

    In an actual tune or song in Bb you could encounter any number of chords "outside the key" - that is, chords other than Bb-Cm-Dm-Eb-F-Gm-Adim-Bb - there could be chord substitutions, especially in...
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    The general rule, in a diatonic context, is "next note, next finger". By this rule, Ab fingering is the same as A fingering pulled back one fret. Pinky for 7th fret in A, hence pinky for 6th fret in...
  10. Thread: In The Mood

    by Ranald
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    In The Mood

    In case any jazz buffs miss this fine and enjoyable piece from Mark Stoffel & Co. on today's home page:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=nMFTxNPyApQ&feature=emb_title

    ...
  11. Thread: Flora MacDonald

    by Ranald
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    Re: Flora MacDonald

    The little stutters are called "cuts", a series of usually three short notes, dug in, rather than lightly bowed. This tutorial demonstrates more or less what Natalie's doing. However, Cape Breton...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    https://youtu.be/935ExOpT5bI
  13. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    Hello, you will find yourself music here, with text recognition:
    https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a3d994f6-e7e4-4884-891f-427743ab9ece

    Did with my iPhone. Let me...
  14. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    To search pdf's you need the full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro, not just the reader. PDMan mentioned that it can be purchased as a monthly subscription, Adobe also offers a free trial.
  15. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    After dropping that file into a hex editor, I can verify that the text in the submitted pdf does not exist as such in the file itself. The explanation for that seeming paradox can be found here:...
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    I was unable to get search function to work there, either, but additionally, when trying to run OCR I got an error message that the page already contains rendered text. I was able to verify that...
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    Sorry Rob, mine doesn’t appear to be able to recognise the text either.
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    Big fiddle/violin

    Hi all,

    I just finished a project for Frank Smith, who started TowHaul/Smith Equipment, my day job. He's been retired for awhile but has created Music Ranch Montana, to bring in musical groups...
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    I met and played with Chirps Smith at a few midwestern festivals decades ago, Wheatlands and Hiawatha. Here he is playing Salty River Reel, one of my favorite midwestern tunes.

    ...
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    Re: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Hi, Sherry.

    This is a place where your teacher's violin sensibility is showing. To develop any proficiency on violin, learning positions and attaining smooth and reliable shifts are crucial. A...
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    Nigel Gatherer's Mandomania interviews

    Might be of interest?

    4 short interviews by Scots mandolin teacher/guru Nigel Gatherer with Simon Mayor, Laura Beth Salter, Barbara Pommerenke-Steele and myself on our influential mandolin...
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    Okay now, I LOVE that kayagum version. What a talent.

    How can she get 1.2k thumbs down? Eff YT.
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    Re: Sam bush and jeff austin slide

    Here's the video supplied by C. Welter.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOQdrNFQ7c
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    Jethro and Roy 151 Seconds of Fun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YhiBqeIooo :mandosmiley:
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Thank you Evelyn for all the joy you have brought to so many people over the years, and all my best wishes are with you and your family.

    Martin

    PS: I have tidied up the formatting of the three...
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