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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    The official explanation, posted here, suggests this. But I don't get it. In what way does "Mandolin Orange" suggest a particular style of music, except one with mandolin in it? Am I missing a...
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    Dan,

    Over at David Grisman's Acoustic Disc he has a great choro album by Jacob do Bandolim:

    https://acousticdisc.com/product/jacob-do-bandolim-mandolin-master-of-brazil-vol-1-download/

    Real...
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    Re: Cleaning a fretboard

    I've been very impressed with this stuff. Conditions and cleans the fretboard and polishes the frets.
    http://www.gorgomyte.com/
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    Re: Greensleeves

    I wrote a lesson on the three common minor scales we use - natural minor, harmonic minor and melodic minor - in a simple and practical method for getting them under your fingers. It may help to study...
  5. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    What's this discussion about a bout?
  6. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I's just 'bout to say. ;)

    It's not like "route," which can go either way. And I don't mean there and back. :grin:

    OK, shutting up now ... :whistling:
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    Thanks, CB. It's always fun to see and hear that video. It's from Steve's instructional video, Learn to Play Blue Mandolin (Homespun). Here's the original with Yank Rachell on mandolin:
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I'm a longtime fan of Mandolin Orange, and always found the name of the band a bit whimsical and it just rolls so trippingly off the tongue... :)

    Watchhouse... not so much...

    And the new song...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    There is not a mandolin but their video of Boots Of Spanish Leather is one that I keep watching and enjoying. Thanks for the news.

    Turns out the mandolin was in their name so here is a link
    ...
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    Re: Mapes Strings

    I use Mapes on my mandos and even my mandola. I just up the gauges on the mandolin strings to 15,25,35,52. $6.00 a set!
  11. Thread: stand or sit?

    by JeffD
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Churchill supposedly said "I don't run when I can walk, and I don't walk when I can ride." I would add "I don't stand when I can sit." That goes for my entire lifestyle, not just musical endeavors. ...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    The V Pick Saga is one of my favorite mandolin picks. It is a blue, round triangle and 1.5 mm thick. Brings out a warm but snappy tone. Not my go to all the time, but once in a while I use it...
  13. Thread: I'm Proud

    by Sue Rieter
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    Re: I'm Proud

    Old Joe Clark
    Liberty (mandolin and mandola)
    Leaving on A Jet Plane
    In Heaven There is No Beer! (banjo mandolin)
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    Re: I'm Proud

    Old Joe Clark
    All of Me
    Home Sweet Home (crosspicking)
  15. Thread: I'm Proud

    by Jill McAuley
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    Re: I'm Proud

    Lizzie in the Low Ground (reel)
    The Woods of Old Limerick (jig)
    The Leveret (hornpipe)

    Three great tunes that I learnt at a recent online tenor banjo workshop given by Brona Graham.
  16. Thread: I'm Proud

    by Mitch Stein
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    Re: I'm Proud

    Cuckoo's Nest
    Nola
    Outlaw country my band plays
  17. Thread: Absolute Silence

    by JeffD
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    What would be wrong with playing as quietly and softly as possible?

    I cannot speculate if learning to play softly helps you play loud, (as learning to play slowly does really help you play fast),...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    CB - I hear a number of bebop quotes in Tiny's playing form the 50's on. You can tell he was listening to the players of his time. I used to jam with him some at Weiser in the old days. At times...
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    Apitius Yorkville Jazz Mandolin

    Hi all,

    I'm super excited by the mandolin I just received from Oliver Apitius. It's his Yorkville model. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that's better suited to Jazz. For anyone interested,...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    All of Me
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    Re: Pavane In E Minor

    I'm sorry. I'm struggling with this one. (1) I don't hear any mandolins, only guitar(s). (2) This arrangement! The harmony sounds simplified and the rhythm transformed from gently implied to...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    certainly choro melodies are wonderful, interesting, fun, set in rich jazzlike harmonic forms...anything by Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, et al.

    the idiom is a precursor of...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    His use of double stops and chord voiceings in the melodies is amazing.
  24. The Red Wing (K. Mills) by Jefferson Louvat and co

    Don't know if this is posted yet (couldn't find it), but here's a fine international collaboration between some great European mandolin players. Almost all of them featured at Mandolin Mondays, so...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    I love Afro Blue. And Wave.
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