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  1. Re: Creating a solo video with my own backing track

    Sherry, for what it's worth, here is a simple technique I use. You will see the results on many of my postings over in the SAW group or on my YT channel (link in signature).
    I record the music...
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    I like 2mm Wegen picks for tone and volume. As soon as I pick up my 1.4mm by mistake I can hear the loss in volume and tone. Used them for 15 years now. I 've said before a Wegen pick makes a £500...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    The companion story is the one about the evening a woman came up to Jascha Heifetz after a concert, gushing about how wonderful his Guarneri del Gesł had sounded. Heifetz held the violin case up to...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    This reminds me of an old story, probably apocryphal, about the violinist Fritz Kreisler. A patron had him over for dinner after an afternoon recital, and she served Kreisler a sumptuous meal. "Mr....
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hi,

    Two nice blonde instruments from veteran English luthier Dave Farmiloe. Dave is primarily known as a repair man, but he makes wonderful instruments.

    190808


    Regards,
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    I dislike any kind of burst, except maybe a subtle. tea- or honeyburst so all my instruments have at least a natrural spruce- or cedertop. Although my Martin ukuleles only were available in mahogany....
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    I love this strap, too. Bought it used from MandoMutt. I like the knots, but I also like that it cinches down tight to the endpin.

    190781
  8. Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    Just got done listening to Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall's CD of Bach inventions and felt inspired to play one. You can even watch it in 4k!



    Enjoy and keep on picking!
  9. Prelude 1 in C from The Well-Tempered Clavier - Guitar/Mandolin

    Mandolin: ohnoitsalobo
    Guitar: Sylvester Dawson


    https://youtu.be/z8qjBacJ_4E
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    Re: What is a "Selected Spruce Top"?

    My first mandolin has both top and back from rejected wood. And several later ones as well. Mostly rejected by snobbish violin makers as "not good eough". I took the bad wood from them and all of...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's Dry Grass on the High Fields on a Ratliff Mandocello over Octave and Mandola chops.
  12. President Garfield's Hornpipe - Writing a variation to the melody

    Hello there!

    I've been having a blast for the last 5 weeks taking online classes from Mr. Dominick Leslie. He's not only a great player, but also a very good teacher!

    I wanted to share this...
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    Mazzaccara Classico A style mandolin

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on the forum. I’ve been reading and learning so much from this site since I started playing about six years ago, such a wealth of information. I’ve just acquired a...
  14. mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    just found this one, huge ND fan here, so this is so neat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94
  15. Thread: Jp cormier

    by Ranald
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    Re: Jp cormier

    His uncle, Joe, from Cheticamp, Cape Breton, and who dwelt in Boston, is a highly regarded fiddler. I've been listening to him since the early 70's.

    If the links don't work, search YouTube for...
  16. Thread: Jp cormier

    by Bren
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    Re: Jp cormier

    I'm also a fan of JP's lockdown vids.

    I first came across him when he did a gig en route to Shetland folk festival at Aberdeen's Blue Lamp. There was something about a flight or ferry delay, as I...
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Just to be clear, the links at the top of this thread are from seven years ago and no longer work. This link should allow you to download all five books:
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  18. Meet new duo The Foreign Landers - David and Tabitha Benedict

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMMIjB27KI

    Web site
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    An instrumental tune for octave mandolin

    Hi folks!

    Here's a little composition for octave mandolin that I just recorded with my Weber Bitterroot F4.

    Hope you like it!


    Isaac
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    Absolutely. If they turn ok when off the instrument, then the fault is with the installation. Most problems with tuners are with installation, and the better quality tuners are far more sensitive...
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    Another Ashokan and Turkey in the Straw

    Pandemic plaid on plaid pajama practice on the good old Gibson. Oh, the things this instrument has seen in its 95 years. I'm the 2nd owner. I was told the original owner was known far and wide for...
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    Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D

    Bet you didn't know Canon in D had more to it, did you?

    Point 1) the Canon isn't meant to be played as slow as it's represented in popular media. I literally can't listen to popular versions of...
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    New Mandola - Video

    Coall Instruments built their first mandola. So I tried it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhVFWenKcdw
  24. Thread: Kentucky Waltz

    by C2WAVE2
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    Kentucky Waltz

    Love this song,
    Been trying to learn,found many good examples
    online..
    Here is great one.
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35ker0
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    I was recording a couple of tunes for a customer so they could hear their mandolin in the white before I put finish on it, so I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and record a couple of...
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