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    Re: Looking for a bridge

    If I'm understanding correctly, you must lower the strings at the nut (either by filing the nut slots deeper or sanding the bottom of the nut) so that the strings do contact the 0-fret. Otherwise...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Only if you play Stairway to heaven out of tune over and over and over....
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    RIP Tony Rice

    Seeing reports that Tony Rice passed away yesterday.

    June 8, 1951 - December 25, 2020

    Thus far the only link I can find is on Facebook.

    More:

    Wikipedia page
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Ahhh, the John Cage arrangement?
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    Related: A few months ago, my son warmed up some hide glue and drizzled it on a muffin, thinking it was the caramel sauce my wife had made the previous day.

    He only took one bite, but it wasn’t a...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    Here's an update. I spoke to Al and Aleta Murphy about this one this morning to get the straight dope. As CarlM pointed out, Monroe wrote this one in the 80s in honor of Strawberry Point, IA. Al...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zes6OPpP1HQ

    Purchase here or here.
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    Billy Joe Shaver

    I've loved his music for years. This one is my favorite.
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    Re: Key of Bb

    The way many musicians understand chords and progressions is via harmonized scales. Basically what happens is we begin with a scale, let's use Bb as per your question:
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    A very long time ago, at college, I received an empty, open package, once containing cookies my mother had sent. There was an actual, printed sticker stating that: “contents became contaminated and...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Interesting way to look at it.

    A couple times on my eBay sales, I ended up selling guitars to well-known rock stars. Both times they requested FedEx overnight. Once to a studio. Once to a...
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    Native American With Mando-Banjo

    This photo was shared in a Facebook group I'm involved with. Just goes to show the popularity of mandolin family instruments in the early 20th century!

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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    This old favorite is a good one to start out with.

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    Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter Ostroushko recently put up on his website (scroll to bottom of home page) the first episode of a podcast about his work as a radio musician. The music is fantastic, but Peter's telling of his...
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    Re: Storm videos

    Wow. I'm sorry to hear about all the damage. I drove through Iowa and stayed in Cedar Rapids 5 years ago on the way to my daughter's wedding. Beautiful area. I'm very glad to hear no-one was hurt.
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    Re: Storm videos

    I think I heard 80% of the farm crops in that area are devastated.
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    Re: Storm videos

    As a native Iowa City boy, the pictures of the devastation are awful. Many friends lost beautiful mature trees in Iowa City & farmers are hurting. I hope the governor pushes for more aid!
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    Re: Storm videos

    Nice video. I was in Cedar Rapids a week ago helping my son clean up the mess of trees around his house. He is still without power or internet. His location was really hard hit, and when I left he...
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    Re: Storm videos

    Wow! Thanks for the videos, Carl! Glad you came through with little damage! Not much like that here in Towson, MD; did watch "Twister" the other day! Scary, where you are!
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Yes, I've had a similar experience. :)
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    Re: Humidity

    Yes, many times. Loved that boat. The engine man was on there when John Hartford was getting his pilot license aboard the Julia Bell. She was the last of the true paddle wheel boat plying the...
  22. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    I would push back against this, at least a little. I don't think it has anything to do with employing lawyers or sharp business practice. On the contrary. BlueChip is simply patenting an original...
  23. Thread: Moravian songs

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    Moravian songs

    I recorded some interesting songs from my region.
    for GDAD Bouzouki

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7doII_JOb34
    Songs: Byla jedna, byla stara zena 00:00 Bystra voda vyliva 00:15 Huli, beli,...
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    Re: Biehl Mandolin advise please

    When I was researching mandolin info for The Mandolin, I found a couple of dedicated Beihl collectors in Davenport who had tracked his career through the local newspapers and city records who sent me...
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    Re: Biehl Mandolin advise please

    Tracey:

    Tony Biehl was a mandolin maker from Davenport, Iowa, circa 1894-1904. Here's probably the most information you can find on this maker at this link from 2009: Rare Biehl Guitars were made...
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