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    Gibson Snakehead A Junior

    I am anxiously waiting for my Gibson Snakehead A Junior to arrive on Monday. I recently sent the mandolin to Ron Cole in Idaho for him to install a new bone nut, ebony fretboard and bigger frets. He...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Mando on "Harvest Moon"

    I remember reading that it was a Givens kit assembled by an unknown builder, and youíre probably hearing a lot of Andrewís hands in that video:


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    Re: Reharmonization with bitonality

    Pretty neat stuff!

    Bill Frisell (with Ron Carter) does a great reharmonized version of You Are My Sunshine.
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    Re: Best Resources for Chord Sheets?

    I have iReal Pro but have barely used it. I'll check it out.
  5. Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    Heads up... would appreciate folks sharing this sad news wherever they can, just sent us by David Grisman:

    Sorry to report a theft from AC Marriott Valet Parking in Portland, OR yesterday (playing...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    https://youtu.be/ZLBDGy62ccQ
    Hereís our groupís recent video. A slow drag. Iím playing a Tenor Guitar in Mandolin tuning.
    Joe B
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    Larry Norman, wow. I don't have a turntable any more right now, but I still have a couple of his albums. Saw him perform back in the late 70's when I was in college. It was at a college in Boston...
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    Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Due to increasing hand problems, I regret that Almuse has ceased trading.....I should have been more careful when building instruments but hey ho! ..... had a good run!

    Firstly, I`d like to thank...
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    Help identifying a fiddle tune

    The first tune is St. Anne’s Reel. Hoping someone here would be kind enough to help me identify the other tunes in this medley.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance I may receive!
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    Avenue Guitars Shout Out

    I just purchased a Northfield from Sean at Avenue Guitars in Salida, Colorado and wanted to give him a shout out. He was extremely helpful, patient and straightforward. Not to mention just plain...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    Lines from Wynton Kelly and Red Garland, 2 giants of bebop improvising.


    https://youtu.be/oP-0N5VT_7Y

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  12. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Yes, standard notation is best, and I am working on learning it as I have time, but at this time I am playing with a band that does old time music and can...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    People have heard me play a tune on the mandolin and they’ve said, ‘oh, beautiful, how do you remember all those notes? I wish I was as talented as you are!’
    But it’s the people who are close to you...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Part of what I like about older or more trad bluegrass mandolin is that the chop chords were often fingered chords and had actual tonality. Or they were open chords (or double stops) with some ring....
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    by Alfons
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    Re: Barbara

    Well I for one had not heard this tune or the album, so I am glad you posted! What great music. Just sampled the rest of the LP & bought it. Thanks!

    You're right about the John Carlini guitar as...
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    by DSDarr
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    Re: Barbara

    Probably my favorite tune from this incredible album. I bought it at Stu Herrick's "Folkstore" in Seattle back in the early 1980s, probably not long after it was released. It blew my mind... still...
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    One position may lay out and be easier than the other. Itís totally up to you to play it where you like it best. It never hurts to learn to play the same thing in different positions on the neck.
  18. Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Hi there, mandolin lovers. Many moons ago I wrote an ebook on how to set up a mandolin. Mandolins are finicky little beasts and very slight adjustments can make a very big difference. I've been...
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    While not classical, I enjoyed this duo....




    If you go to youtube and enter "mandolin and fiddle duet" you will be exposed to many, including some by Mandolin Orange.
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    mandolin with violin music

    Are there other examples of duos made up of mandolin and violin? I just love this couple who have great style, (and fun) with their instruments.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Me too, I love practising.
    The problem I have is that I practice tunes in order to record them for the Song a Week Social group on the Forum here on MandolinCafe. And I can play them reasonably...
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    Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    According to several posts on Facebook from his musical colleagues, John Goodin, composer, arranger, and fine mandolin player died yesterday. Very sad news for the mandolin world and the world in...
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    Carolan's Draught

    Another great tune by Turlough Carolan. I don't know what it is, but I think of myself pouring a bit of whiskey in a glass when I play this one.
    The melody is one that a beginner can learn, and...
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    by Kenny
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    What I’ve found of Jo Ann Kelly so far is beyond impressive. She should’ve lived forever instead of passing on at just 46 years old. There’s an old soul in that woman’s talent and I’m heartbroken...
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    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
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