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    NBD - rich del grosso mandolin blues.

    Actually not new to me… had it some years back, loaned it to a student who had to discontinue. Finally got around to replacing it.

    Remembered it was great. Forgot how great it was.


    Highly...
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    Re: RIP Pharoah Sanders

    He had a very long career. I first came across him on Coltrane's Live at The Village Vanguard Again, and only last year he got a 5 star review in the Times for his album with Floating Points and The...
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    RIP Pharoah Sanders

    Had a great sound, beautiful tone, and had the coolest Duke/Count/King-style name.

    Ah, spelled the last name wrong, sorry, can't change it now (I gigged a lot with Reggie Workman's nephew,...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    None the less the style presented itself on tunes like "Wayfairing Stranger" on Cold on the Shoulder, and "Port Tobacco" on Me and My Guitar. As stated in "Still Inside" Tony
    1. Was an audiophile...
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    Re: Bass Builder Undertakes Mandola Build

    Progress Report #2:

    Spent some time on the top the last couple of days as well. I first sent the two halves through my drum sander to smooth out the rough faces and joined the edges. For the...
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    The Break (jazz original)

    I put this up on Soundcloud in late June, and I see it's now been played three times. So I'm giving it a little nudge. Quartet number for mandolin, guitar, bass and drums, recorded around 2007. ...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Rolandskvadet" (Medieval Norwegian song):
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    "Raghs-e Choobi" رقص چوبی composed by Abolhassan Saba ابوالحسن صبا (Iranian):
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    "La Vicuņita" (Traditional Peruvian Song):...
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    Ry Cooder 1970 mandolin video

    just WOW ......
    for the Ry Cooder fans check this video from 1970... starting from 10:30 Ry tears it down on mandolin :cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QelyELSju7M

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  9. Re: Resources for learning gypsy jazz / dawg style music

    I don't think there's a great single resource, but there are a lot of bits and pieces depending on what exactly you're looking for:

    David Grisman teaches a bunch of his older tunes on the old...
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    Re: Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    Could not have wound up in better hands
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    Re: What is a method?

    Historically it speaks about methods of learning to play an instrument.

    One noted early example would be the Bickford Method:
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    Re: Wood Anatomy

    Not sure what the article said or how it was stated, but wood does not continue to "dry out" as it ages. It reaches equilibrium with it's environment and fluctuates in moisture content in response to...
  13. Don Stiernberg on "Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired"

    Check out a new interview and performance by Don(with guitarist Andy Brown)on
    "Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired" on NPR stations August 6-12 (check local listings),
    or on your favorite podcast...
  14. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    The individual that started this thread has been permanently banned from the Mandolin Cafe and Classifieds for posing as an interested party for a product and attempting to drum up enthusiasm for it...
  15. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Just to note, if you are hyping a product which you have a vested interest in that is ethically wrong and dishonest.
  16. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I have two guaranteed methods to having your mandolin's tone sound better by strumming machines. Hand it to me and it will certainly sound worse. Hand it to Mike Compton and it will sound better. I...
  17. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Science aside (and I'm generally in the camp of instruments *do* open up), if you (rather than a machine) put the requisite energy into the instrument yourself you'll be able to pull better tone out...
  18. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    The laws of physics state that objects (including guitars and mandolins) vibrate in their normal modes of motion in response to any stimulus and the frequencies of those modes are fixed, not...
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    In case you'd like evidence.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Isn't it as simple as the fact that the tunes in question were originally composed/recorded/written/passed down for the fiddle, by fiddle players?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Izmir Marşi" (Turkish song):
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    "Kirim Hasret Şarkisi" (Traditional Crimean Tatar song):
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Digging 2 ft deep postholes in Carolina clay by hand over a weekend and setting the posts in concrete. It took 3 days before I could uncurl my fingers. And yeah, 85 lb bags of concrete are a lot...
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    Re: Doug Unger Mandolin??

    Way back in the Plasticine Era, 1979 when I was a young fella, I spent five weeks in Elkins WV taking a luthiery course at Augusta, taught mainly by Paul Reisler. In that length of time our group of...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    Exactly! The mandolin is tuned in fourths. 1st to 2nd string is a fourth, etc.
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Melody - rubato

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK_XtLqiXDA&t=90s
    My "MandAlone" CD is mostly slow stuff.
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