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    Re: Finger style Mandolin

    Too much guesswork, sir. In answer to your three assertions: Dunno, but quite possibly. Wrong. Wrong.

    "Why not?" is one of my driving forces. I had an idea, and said, "Why not?" Voila!

    I know...
  2. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    Sadly, no MC ... :crying:
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    One of my all-time favorite TV shows, "Lovejoy," starred Ian McShane as an antiques expert with an uncanny ability to spot overlooked antique treasures as well as such intentional fakes as you...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Is it requisite for the owner of such an instrument to present a distressed appearance in toto? That is, would one also have to wear distressed jeans with the proper amount of fading and tearing, as...
  5. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Yes, indeedy. And I've chided people about this, suggesting they take a little time and make sure their message is clear and correct before sending - but I get a lot of pushback. It's as if their...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    I dunno. Perhaps "Gloria" just sounds so straight-ahead, with very little melody. There is something mysterious about the organ part in the second verse, though.
  7. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    One can only do so much ... :whistling:
  8. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    Hey now! Not so fast. A couple of us'ns picked up on that and said so. And it's worth noting these are guys who have been around a while and seen a fair amount of what the world has to offer. Not...
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    The picture of the back of the headstock shows no crack. Hopefully that's just in the top veneer. Hopefully ...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    OK ... I fear we're going to veer into a discussion of enharmonic equivalence. The mixolydian mode does include these three major chords, yet I don't think these songs sound mixolydian. I think the...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    There are songs that have no V chord in them and also are not mixolydian. It's not clear if you are restricting your premise to the double plagal cadence.

    Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me" is a...
  12. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    Hmmm ... yes and no. Physically - upside down, hands misapplied ... not so sure. Emotionally - with that adoring, admiring look on her face ... may well be. :whistling:

    NMC ...



    Upside down...
  13. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    You know, these things don't come with owner's manuals ... :whistling: New owners have to do some guesswork about what to do with them and how best to apply common sense or other means of deducing...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    I'm hoping this discussion doesn't devolve into the unholy mess that another recent thread became.

    Carl is correct to mention the plagal cadence, which is IV-I. That's dropping a fourth, or five...
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    I had (may still have) a mandolin-banjo similar to this. I had had a Vega Little Wonder which I bought from my best friend's sister, and it was a fine addition to my arsenal when I was playing in a...
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    Re: The Dawg Leash

    I'll lead with the disclaimer that I do not use this, nor have I ever gotten to like using a strap that didn't go around my neck. It always felt unsafe, not secure enough (it would slip when not...
  17. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    I think that's a forerunner of the Townshend Technique, in which the instrument is inverted, held by the neck near the peghead, and swung down to the stage.

    Or perhaps the photographer noticed...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Jokes of this nature depend on assumptions and prejudices - that is, previously stated commentaries commonly held to be humorous. I say that because if you don't understand that, you might not get...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I have a hard time believing this sounds all that good, if the wood is as thick as barn wood usually is. He may have planed it into a thinner piece, though - who knows? But since it's deemed folk...
  20. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Kenny rang me, said don't worry, he understands, there's so much to be done. ;) And as I said, if you hadn't said what you did, I'd have never known that bit of history about the song. So that's a...
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    Re: How high do you go

    I don't often play up there, but when I do, I use dos ojos! (That's both eyes. ;) ) Stay careful, my friends. :)



    Sounds like that would have been akin to that swell note Dickey Betts hits at...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I don't think so, since it's been sitting there for half a year. :confused:

    The seller has one other item for sale, a swimming pool ionizer for $1000. The thing is, it's used, and the same item...
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    I swear, I learn stuff around here almost every day, more often than not from some unexpected direction. For instance ... I never knew them Nitty Gritty types covered this song. Indeed, I've never...
  24. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    Raising the bridge will exacerbate the problem. Most likely you have to move the bridge back a bit.

    When you press down on a string, you stretch it a little. Fretted strings are a little sharper...
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    Thanks for your insights. As a somewhat reformed former editor myself, I've encountered a dizzying variety of errors. I tended to use a pretty light hand with content, but little patience with usage...
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