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    Re: Recommend me some Irish folk bands

    Forgot Simon Mayor, he even plays Irish mandocello on occasion
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    Re: Recommend me some Irish folk bands

    although mostly 1970s to early 2k - Mick Maloney was one the premier Irish mandolinist, Gerald Trimble though mostly a cittern player and mostly Breton music, also plays mandolin or his arrangements...
  3. Thread: Rythm

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    Re: Rythm

    That Victor metronome exercise is awesome, but there is a point where one begins to question the metronome's beat accuracy compared to Victor's.
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    Re: Another Original Tune

    Really Great stuff Don!

    I have to ask what inspires you to write? I haven't written anything in a long time.
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    Re: Hangin' Dog (Nancy Blake cover)

    sounds good!
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    Re: Andy Irvine is 80

    Saw him once with Patrick St, he is quite the musical presence!
  7. Thread: Kent 836

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    Re: Kent 836

    I have a Kent mandola but not that shape -more of a lop sided SG( the model 744) in sunburst, anyway it has great tone and sustain and is a joy to play, I think for solid body electric they are...
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I thought I would try this beautiful Ukrainian Waltz written for his Grandmother Katerina, by the late great Peter Ostroushko on my Weber Yellowstone mandola.

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    Re: Coall A5 mandolin nr2

    nice tone
  11. Thread: Rythm

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    Re: Rythm

    another reference would be John Reischman's solo version of Little Pine Siskin, a good example of rhythmic melody
  12. Re: David Grisman - The Story of Crusher | Fretboard Journal

    He talked about Crusher (recorded most of Dawg 90 with it, and to Journey Bear's point, not really a traditional BG record) on a pre-pay video thing he did during the lock downs, he also played the...
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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    I've always prefered octaves and mandolas to mandolin and I'm pretty sure its because the 1 1/8th nut width is a challenge for my clumsy fingers, I did pick up a 1920 Gibson F4 which has a fretboard...
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    Re: Rythm

    I would refer you to the guitar picking of Doc Watson for a solid example (Doc and the Boys "Spikedriver Blues"), Doc's leads, lead the rhythm, its not like the band is playing rhythm for him to solo...
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    Re: Rythm

    Ky couldn't agree more- rhythm is one of the fundamentals of any music, and is usually very basic in instructional form - 4 quarter notes, 8 quarter notes and so on.
    I always find when playing with...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    really liking the wide nut on this 96 Collings, here's a solo rendition of Grisman's Dawg Funk

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    Re: Cover of Gillian Welch's "Acony Bell"

    great tune, sounds nice
    We used to play this one all the time at the farm jams.
  18. Re: How does it work when people are playing together?

    well in a jam play the same version and after few rounds that should become plain.
    I generally jam with younger crowds and the dilemma I have is the versions I know (Doc Watson, Norman Blake, David...
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    Re: What kind of financial sh to make use?

    Don't know anything about finish compatibility either, but those Flatiron 1Ns were built solid and the simplicity of the design I'm sure helps a lot with being able to repair it, it sounds to me like...
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    Re: Mandocello C string buzz

    Gold tone does make a set of strings specifically for that instrument ( I put them on mine) the C is a 0.70 not the standard .074.

    raising the bridge is probably in order, as suggested above it...
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    Re: John Barleycorn

    nice rendition- its funny how sometimes songs appear in our common consciousness, we had been trying this one at the local jams this spring, guitars and mandolins, and nobody getting the verses...
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    Re: I'm amazed by the Tone Gard

    Just got a sunrise from Banjo Ben Clark $79 I think.
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    The Lonesome Flatiron Scout enjoying a Danish Beverage and a respite from its owner trying to remember the chords to "Russian Lullaby" for the 47th time

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    Re: NMD: Weber Yellowstone Custom

    Always loved Yellowstones, nice pickin' on that box too....
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    a little of the Soldier's Joy on this recently repaired 25 H1 mandola

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    The top had cracked over the winter, so I took it down to Binghamton Luthier Tom Dobrovich's shop. ...
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