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    Re: post a video of yourself

    more electric this time on the Eastwood MRG Electric Octave, finally getting around to exploring that box, I like it.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    The Devil's Staircase, an original piece for solo mandola, played here on a Kent Electric mandola
  3. Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2.0: November 12-14, 2021

    I also attended the Modern Mandolin workshop with mostly Bluegrass players (although there was considerable Jazz presented and discussed) last weekend, so can't help but compare that to this weeks...
  4. Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2.0: November 12-14, 2021

    The Evan Marshall presentation on solo mandolin performance was one of the best demonstrations of harmonization on the mandolin I have ever encountered, plus tons of download material from Evan.
  5. Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2.0: November 12-14, 2021

    Jim thanks so much for presenting my efforts, I agree on the Ekaterina presentation, I also caught the mandolin and harp as well as the mandolin and piano, so I thought it was very cool. The August...
  6. Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2.0: November 12-14, 2021

    Day one so far so good, some very impressive performances, and discussions, I just attended a more Folk/Bluegrass oriented mandolin symposium ( camp)last weekend, interestingly enough the format is...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    "style is based on limitations" - John Hartford,
    To play "classic 1940s Monroe Bluegrass" is a fairly disciplined art form. While melodies and chord progressions appear somewhat basic, the timing...
  8. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I had a few Chieftain's records and saw them live once, Paddy always had a jar by his side and would swing that pennywhistle like a pendulum while he talked about the tunes. It's his work with Mike...
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    Modern Instruments

    I was checking out this 1995 Rice and Grisman performance and got to thinking after the commentator mentions that the Gibson design we all know and love as traditional, is really a 20th century idea,...
  11. Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    if you have the time, this is worth just playing in the background if you are doing house work or something,



    What a perfect moment captured in time
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    You know I was thinking about this more in the sense of "why do we play".
    Someone (who I have since kept my distance from) once asked me- "why do you play music, nothing will ever come of it",...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    I as well don't care for the version, love Punch Brothers, and love that they honor Norman and Tony, and hopefully future generations will continue to enjoy this wonderful tune, When PB did "New...
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    Donal Lunny's Coast River

    Coast River by Donal Lunny, One of my all time favorite tunes, I was lucky enough to find the notation on The Session.org (thank you Dr. Dow).

    Here's my attempt using a Weber Gallatin Octave tuned...
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    Re: Chris Thile - 10 representative tracks.

    I would have to put "Big Sam Thompson" in there
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Welcome to mando maddness, mandolin is quite a different animal than guitar or uke. Lessons from day 1 are highly advisable as there a lot of "bad" habits that can be hard to get rid of later.
    So...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    I can't stress enough how important relaxing while playing is, sounds obvious but I find I had to be cautious of "rigidness" in both left and right hand. I have learned to relax a lot more and my...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's a little attempt at Miles Davis's "Nardis" on a Weber Black Ice Octave and a Weber Yellowstone Mandola, I think the two compliment each other nicely. I love the sparseness of this tune,...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here's two from Cole's 1001 and fiddle tunes: "San Souci Hornpipe" and "The Czar of Russia's Favorite Hornpipe" played here on a 1920 Gibson F4 and and 1925 Gibson H1 Mandola. James Bryan Recorded ...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    Rob Fowler it was this
    David Grisman Mandolin Workshop: Tone Poems with the Dawg
    by Mandolin Cafe Published on Feb-23-2021 2:25pm
    is in the Mandolin Cafe News section, he did charge admission,...
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    Re: "Duck Wash" ( Original )

    nice one Frank, very Norman Blake!
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    Re: Jethro Burns at Adler House, 1985

    This has to be one of the best mandolin performances of all time
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    Song Lines Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

    anyone up for 43 minutes of Lunny and Irvine ?
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    in Memory of Art Dudley

    There is a memorial service for Art Dudley today, a great flat picker, musical and audio journalist, he wrote for Fretboard Journal and Audiophile magazines. We used to pick with Art every Thursday...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    The Maids of Mitchelstown, Bothy Band style. On a 1914 ? Gibson A1, 2011 Weber Black Ice Octave, 2003 Weber Yellowstone Mandola and 1920 Gibson F4.
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