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    Transcriptions

    I've just started uploading some of my many mandolin and fiddle transcriptions to my web site. Bluegrass, fiddle tunes and jazz as played by great players. You can find them at the "Transcriptions"...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    Here's an update. I spoke to Al and Aleta Murphy about this one this morning to get the straight dope. As CarlM pointed out, Monroe wrote this one in the 80s in honor of Strawberry Point, IA. Al...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    Just to add a little more clarity and draw some connections. The name drew me to the thread because Strawberry Point is a town in Iowa about 60 miles north of where I live. There is a bluegrass...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    A Google search brought up some information.

    This is from the site of Colby Maddox who was a fiddler from Special Consensus about the history of the tune.



    This is from Tom Ewing's book:

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    Re: Where To Find a Mandolin

    A strong second to Guitar Works Ltd and Hogeye Music! Have been very happy to do business with both of them for many years now. GW just did a couple setups for me and they are spot on. Different...
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    Re: Where To Find a Mandolin

    Depending on where in Maryland you are, there's House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park and Melodee Music in Sterling, Va. Both carry mandolins in your price range.
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    Re: Where To Find a Mandolin

    That's a good budget for a "next" instrument!

    Depending on what type of music you play a grand gets you just about the best, American made flat tops out there!

    For a more traditional...
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    New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Still a work in progress, and the mandolin was a little stiff that day, but I hope you enjoy it!


    https://youtu.be/kNC-Vg1FpbQ
  9. Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    transcribed from her video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_F6dep-uCE
    and pdf for this short example:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8X0tv9hXwN9LE2OG3IHnSggdAV13eCG/view?usp=sharing

    I...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    There are several posts on Andrew's IG account where Wegen (TF 100) picks are clearly shown, and another where he mentions that he tried out some Red Bear picks. All of those are larger,...
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    Back around 1980 I graduated from Berklee, where...

    Back around 1980 I graduated from Berklee, where my main focus was on learning theory and composition. I could play OK but my tone and technique were "not happening", and I couldn't figure out why I...
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