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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    That's largely why I think 5-string mandolin is a good fit. You get compatibility with fiddle tuning but also have the lower CGDA tenor tuning for comps etc.
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    Re: 8 string tenors - opinions?

    I suspect that they’re largely a vehicle for his inlay/ornamentation skills, Max. They often crop up on line but I’ve never handled one. I think someone recently commented that if he managed to make...
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    Re: A basic classical piece

    Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring fits the bill. The tabs are available here under Learn/Listen.
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    202046202046202046

    Here tis. Scale is 23” (E) to 24” (G). Jumbo body, Cocobolo veneer, gotoh tuners & LR Baggs pickup. It’s a custom built by Emerald Guitars in County Donegal. Really really nice...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I have a McPherson Touring carbon fiber guitar that I love. Not a tenor, of course, and not cheap, but pretty much impervious to everything but serious blunt force trauma. I can leave it in the...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Hey Marty, I would like to see a picture and get more info on your new carbon tenor?
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    I have the Harley Benton among my collection of tenors. It’s a nice guitar that sounds good in CGDA and just ok in GDAE. I replaced the tuners with good quality banjo ones. I wouldn’t be confident...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I have a LXM which I use in CGDA.
    It's a decent sound if you keep it played in & give it occasional string changes to keep brightness to the tone.
    I use a thin pick for the same reason. I think...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Blueridge is the best of the bunch and a very good guitar but, not a cheap option in the UK.
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Have you played a 23" scale fifths-tuned instrument?

    In my opinion, if I really wanted to pursue it and knew it, I'd be going for the best set-up, which would lead me to the best-made platform for...
  11. Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    My guess is you would pay a premium for "water resistance".

    In the US I do not see used Blueridge guitars with cheap asking
    prices, and most of them are 40 models.

    I don't know anything about...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    O.K. back to Irish Music.

    You can 'play along' in the privacy of your own home with these videos made by and Shannon and Matt Heaton. They play slowly and they really understand the process of...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I have to say. As a newbie, I found this whole thread discouraging. I mean, I get it, you don't want to be rude and play over people when you don't know the song, or interrupt instruction by...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    Lately I have been practicing chord scales using tremolo. For example, If I'm working on a song in G, I will warm up with G scale patterns for 10 minutes, practice the song for 10 minutes, and then...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Hi Sue,

    I don't generally give up at local sessions because I can always take a break and chat to people I know if it's not working for me.
    For better or worse, I'm a weel-kent face at these...
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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

    Not quite the same scenario, but this made me think of the last rehearsal scene from "The Boys From County Clare"
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    (clip contains a liberal scattering of 'vernacular Irish emphasis' so...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    In Irish and in Old Time here in the States it seems there is a core set of tunes that everyone knows and plays. For the most part it seems that most regularly meeting jams seem to overlap in tunes...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I have had many of these experiences, but I guess I have interpreted it differently.

    For the list of tunes:

    I have made these lists of tunes, now, and it's quite a bit of work. I was...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Really enjoying reading the different perspectives here.
    For me I think there needs to be that ability to accept where you're at currently, recognising it's a journey of a lifetime & that no one is...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Ain't no thang! :)) (And yes, believe it or not - actual mandolin content. :mandosmiley:

    -AIdYoMpINQ
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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

    Ignorance of a particular session's/jam's/whatever's finer points of conduct is no reason to label it intolerant – any situation that combines music-making with social get-togethering is going to...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    He must have been listening to me. Once I've used both my licks, I don't have much to say.

    Oh wait, no. I missed the "learned all the scales" part. Never mind.
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