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  1. Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast - Interesting Approaches?

    I would look at some of the original Canadian and M騁is takes on this song, with crooked versions being very common. I'm sorry, but I'll have to go digging to find where I saw them last, it was a...
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    Re: Suggestions on a beginner "set list"

    I still have my copy of your book, tend to play my Irish tunes like I learned them at O'Gara's, and I teach folks to play 'em that way. Thanks for such hosting such a great session to learn tunes! ...
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    Re: LaPlant mandolins

    Lloyd is not really into the internet, but he is really, really into playing every single fiddle tune you know till way past everyone else has called it quits and gone to bed. At 91.
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    It has always appealed to me that O'Neil learned "Off to California" while working as a sheep herder in the mountains of California as a young man.
  5. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    First, a very nice thank you to all that offered help, and secondly, I found a solution that works for me! I can now generate my tune books in a PDF file that is entirely searchable by PDF file...
  6. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Hi Jake,
    I went through my .tef files and found whatever I could that came off the Traveler's album. Some of the tunes are almost exact transcriptions, such as El Grillo, Birdland Bounce, Chief...
  7. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    There are a lot of TablEdit .tef files out there from either Mandozine or CoMando that covered most of the tunes on the album. The versions are close to what is played on Travellers, which I agree is...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I have been using ABCExplorer for years. It's freeware designed by a French guy. Designed for Windows XP, it runs fine on my Windows 10 computer. Edit, play, transpose, print PDFs, JPGS, and other...
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    Re: NMD 1989 Flatiron Performer A

    Welcome to the Flatiron Performer A Club, you're going to really like it. Good thing you've got the wrist rest and pick-up; won't get too confusing if I sit next to you with my '96 Performer-A.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    I second tmsweeney:



    Check out Peter Ostoushko's "Chickamauga" off of "Meeting on Southern Soil" with Norman Blake. It is as dark as the battle.
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    Re: Notation Software?

    As mentioned, ABCexplorer lets you play the midi while watching the sheet music, and you can go ahead and change notes while it's playing the tune. I'll try to paste a screen shot of the working...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    ABCExplorer (and most ABC programs) prints out good quality sheet music directly or as various format digital files and plays MIDI in multiple voices. I can't actually play the ASCII characters, I...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Jazz 88.FM in Minneapolis has "Bluegrass Saturday Morning", live from 7:00 am - 12:00 noon each Saturday. The show is hosted by Phil Nusbaum, includes both bluegrass and old time, and often Phil...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    My friend is ecstatic about her carbon fiber fiddle. She plays it at inside jams and hot, muggy outdoor festivals and it sounds great both places. I have a carbon fiber bow and there is almost no...
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    If you grow your own, OP is "open pollinated", meaning the vegetable seeds you are buying were pollinated by bees and bugs, and some stray pollen from other plant varieties might influence the...
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    Re: The Bluegrass Store - Columbus OH

    Their jam goes on for most of Saturday, the folks are very friendly, and as you mentioned, they have lots of nice toys to take home with. Probably just as good I wasn't into tenor banjo yet last time...
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    Re: V舐ttin (Finland)

    Back when Minnesota Public Radio had The Morning Show, we were regularly treated to V舐ttin songs to listen to as we had breakfast and got ready to go out the door.
  18. Re: Jams and "traditional" bluegrass in Austin, Texas

    I'm not an Austin resident, but I get there occasionally, and so far have only managed to make the Stone Soup Session (think of the long-lamented Sandy's Old Time jam from Cambridge meets a British...
  19. Re: Columbus Ohio -- setup, shop, recommendations

    The Blugrass Musician's Supply (the name on the sign) is a great store for guitars, banjos, and mandos, plus all your gear, books, and recorded music. Not only that, they have a Saturday jam in the...
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    "Dave Swarbrick Fiddle Tunes" Book

    In the early 70's, I heard my brother's "Fairport Convention" albums and I decided right then and there I wanted to play fiddle like David Swarbrick. I came to mandolin while trying to teach myself...
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    Re: The Jaywalkers

    Having stumbled on the Jaywalkers a few years back (looking for different versions of Big Sciota, check out their video!), I bought their first two albums. Since then, I've been patiently waiting...
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    Re: What Irish tunes should I learn?

    I find this thread timely, as last night I finally got to sit in at the Irish session at The Burren in Somerville, Massachusetts and my experience is a good example of what might be expected at a...
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    Re: Bluegrass "snow" tunes

    Previously mentioned "Snowflake Reel" is one of my all-time favorite tunes. It is also known as "Snowflake Breakdown", and was written by Canadian fiddler Wally Traugott. It goes together quite...
  24. Thread: Which Snark?

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    Re: Which Snark?

    Hi Ivan,
    I have the HZ-1, and it lives in the outer pocket of a Boulder gig bag, and goes on the road about 12 to 15 days of the month, getting chucked into and out of airplanes the whole time. It...
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    Re: Asturian, Gallician ABC site/collection?

    Beanzy, your roommate's oboe sounds like a shawm from a cobla band, but those are from Catalonia. I don't know enough about Spanish music to know if Asturias has similar bands. All I know is that I...
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