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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Very interesting.

    I know one tune , Ragtime Jane, that has the e strings tuned e/c# .
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Really nice, Amanda, great sound with that tuning. I've only used GDGD or AEAE--will have to give Calico tuning a try.

    Hint to all trying to justify that second mandolin: you need one for...
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Ah, North Carolina fiddler, Marcus Martin....



    Thanks Amanda!
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Good job !
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Very nice! Why is it called "Calico" tuning?
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Well done!! I've never tried this tuning before.
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Yow. I, for one, would be thrilled if Michael Cleveland showed up at a jam I was in. What an opportunity, to play with a musician of his caliber, in such an intimate setting! Fabulous!! And I...
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Nice! Got a sprightly step to it. :mandosmiley:

    Red-winged blackbirds are one of my favorite birds. They would summer at my mom's old house, busying themselves behind the barn and pond and into...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    "Why is bluegrass always played so fast, and does anybody really still enjoy it once it hits groundbreaking speeds?"

    Y'ever think it just might be fun for them what can do it?

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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    1. I'm afraid that the answer to your question is YES, you ARE being a grumpy old man to complain about this.

    2. Not all bluegrass music is played fast. Not even all of Bill Monroe's music was...
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    Keeping a practice journal

    Anyone keeping a practice journal? I’m considering starting one to help give some focus/intentionality to my practice, keep my repertoire in good shape, and capture learnings and ideas. Curious about...
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Love it!
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Very nice job !
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Great job! How long have you been playing?
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Mighty fine! Nice slides. Is your middle name Lynne? ;)
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Well done..
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Awesome. Nice job Amanda!
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Dig it !
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Great wee tune, Amanda, and so well played. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie
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    New Stiver Today!

    I picked up my new Stiver about seven hours ago at Lou Stiver's home. Upon installing an arm rest and a strap I have barely set it down.
    I no longer miss the Collings I sold to help fund this...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    Congrats!!!!! I remember you saying you may get a Duff. Amazing choice...
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    Re: Carters and Gruhns...visit yesterday

    Well, if it makes you feel a little better, you don't need to bother the employees to play most of the instruments on the wall at Carter's or Gruhn's unless you're wanting to play Loars.

    Last time...
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    I knew that Amanda couldn't stand it if I gave a dumb answer! Thanks Amanda.;)

    Addendum: Okay, I just tried it. (I think the G string tuning is really AF#)
    Ricky's cool notes seem to be on the...
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    Re: Mandolin on the Oscars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgO3TbjFiuY

    For anyone that missed it.
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