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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I've never seen a person stick their hand down a catfish's throat at a session, but someone's done it, somewhere.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Last night at a local pub session, a couple who were leaving the pub came over and put 20 on the table and said thanks.
    Well, the 20 note said "thanks" anyway , I guess. I left before the end but...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    When I teach ITM, my main focus is on 'mechanics' or technical ability. People generally are learning the instrument as well as the tunes and most often, they stumble over their own fingers more than...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Just wanted to say thank you to all the folks that have been participating in this thread. Have learned a lot.

    And yes, it does appear that sessiuns are a whole different world than what I...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Sessiuns historically have been a local social activity. Nowadays we'd be lucky to meet the same people again at the same sessiun. Moreover we are in a world where commercial music of all kinds...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    So, how do I communicate the importance of a sensitive and respectful approach that tries to take in what is happening first, and waits upon the groups tacit or overt permission before jumping in?...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Great question. Even experts learn 'little by little' but they learn pretty quickly; because they have developed skills in recognizing patterns and in listening, and in 'handling the instrument'....
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Learning the tunes beforehand makes it way easier to jump in, 'twould be way less nerve racking than trying to keep up with other players if ye don't know the tune well yet. The website below is a...
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    Re: NMD - Brentrup Model 23

    New Mandolin Day. Newly acquired by the person posting. And picture(s) always required or at least desired. This Brentrup is one beautiful instrument. Off topic but zi do wish Homestead would...
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    Irish music collection project

    I should probably start this thread with an apology in advance for the hours of your life you will never get back. But I won't apologise for the meandering journey of fascinatinon and distractions...
  11. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    Here's some songs for ye:

    Radie Peat & Daragh Lynch from the band Lankum

    XHF4kcMod8w

    Ye Vagabonds:

    dgeIBnjNLic
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    If you want to go down a rabbit hole of great Irish trad music, the YouTube channel for Hup (a great trad programme that was on TG4, our Irish language station) is a good starting point:
    ...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    I don't think anyone needs a teacher these days - anything a teacher could teach you, you can find online (often free).

    I think every mandolin player needs a coach. Someone to lead them in the...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    Whether you work through a book, an online course or lessons with a teacher, the right way is the one that's enjoyable. The only way to learn an instrument is practice & you won't practice if it's...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    I haven't seen Don Julin's book, but I'm sure it's great.

    This one is too, if you can find a copy. https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Modern-Mandolin-Thomas-Ohmsen/dp/B0006ED1HY
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    Re: Heilp ID my The Gibson Mandolin

    Yes, Sheraton brown came in during 1918 and those tuners were used until about 1922. Also about that time and certainly by1923 and possibly before, Gibson began fitting the truss rod and introduced...
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    Re: Protecting mandolins from changes in climate

    Conventional wisdom is that hard cases offer a more stable environment (and better retention with in case humidifiers as well as more gradual humidity and temp transitions when changing...
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    This was posted as a recently finished mandolin. The inlay is simple and artistic, I like it.



    195060
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I am a poor memorizor, but a good rememberer. The difference, for me, is the anxiety. Memorizing is under pressure with the stand an deliver as the stick. remembering is letting go, letting my...
  20. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I don’t think a price-range can be assigned to a “lifelong keeper,” regardless of “tier.”

    Many folks find joy and pleasure and their keeper in entry-level/budget instruments. Others are on a never...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    This question comes up often, and I always post this video. I was trying to resist this time, but failed.


    https://youtu.be/6yJtNh0TMpM
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    I'll take one of each Nigel.
    It is so nice to see instruments not covered with awful colors and tints.

    Your website is amazing.
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    Re: Finish question on 40's Strad-O-Lin?

    No matter what people might say, we don't know for sure what kind of finish is on anything, unless the factory kept records.
    But, it is most likely that a mass produced mandolin built in the US in...
  24. Thread: Pig Jicking?

    by Jim Bevan
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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Accent the last note of each group of three: DUDDUD|DUDDUD

    (delaying the U's a little while you're at it, to get that IT jig swing.)


    Try playing chords this way (like the DADGAD guys do) —...
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    by Bren
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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Many pickers find they can pick jigs DUDUDU and good luck to them.

    It was a struggle at first, but I found that DUD DUD helped me play a more convincing jig rhythm, especially when playing solo...
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