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  1. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow Tree / Amythyst Kiah

    A good, old-style country performance. I don't know who the mandolin player is. Perhaps someone here can tell us. If the links don't work, search YouTube for "Amythyst Kiah - Bury me under the...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    You may soon see my clothes listed at inflated prices in the ads under "Mandolin Accessories." I remember distressing going on in the furniture business when there was a rise in the popularity of...
  3. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I've been watching an Australian small-town cop show called "Blue Heelers" which I find enjoyable. I wear hearing aids, due to hearing difficulties in the upper range (mostly children and some women,...
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    As another player of a Little Wonder mandolin banjo, who has taken my share of abuse on the Forum because of my choice of instruments, I thought that your header was about an instrument that you kept...
  5. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    That's not the proper position? That explains a lot!
  6. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    See many previous posts.
  7. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I've both enjoyed and participated in this meandering thread. However, I'm sure there are better places on the internet to discuss the inadequacy of your country's public education system. If it is...
  8. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    That's right, and the schwa covers fifty per cent or more of the vowel sounds in Canadian English (like most statistics, this one was made up on the spot, but you get the idea). The scwa is depicted...
  9. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Speaking of errors, I should have said "many of you" which I'm sure many of you deduced. :redface:
  10. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Speaking of errors, I should have said "British and American spelling," which I'm sure may of you deduced.
  11. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    In Canada, we use "jail" -- I'd like to say that it's pronounced as it is in the USA, but that's too much of a generalization. I'll leave that one to the linguists. Mostly our spelling shares...
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    Re: Easy string changing

    Thanks for that, Paul. I had put off replacing a broken string for a few days (I have more than one mandolin), and remembered this thread. I used your video, and found it helpful, and, yes, easier....
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    I lived in St. John's for ten years myself. I not only had a wonderful grand time, but learned many lessons on how to speak English within Canada. (Irritated taxi dispatcher: "Yes, I know you're...
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    By chance, Richard Thompson was interviewed on CBC today:

    https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-50-q/clip/15840901-english-folk-legend-richard-thompson-shares-story-memoir
  15. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Just to clarify, is that "ough" sound the same as in:

    bough,
    bought,
    cough,
    drought
    enough,
    through, or
    thorough?
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    i'm glad it cleared it up for you, because it sure puzzled me. :disbelief:
  17. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Try saying "out" as I explained in post #37. Then say "oot" while pushing your lips forward and blowing your breath out. The sound is quite different. Every dialect group has similar trouble with...
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    And speaking of linguistics, there's a speech form that Canadians and no one else uses, called "Canadian raising" that consists of raising the tip of one's tongue from the lower back of the mouth to...
  19. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Exactly. Even if I pronounce "bout" like the boxing match, I'm not saying it the way an American does. I'd also question whether Americans from the deep South, the Bronx, upstate New York, and the...
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    Hmm... all the videos are coming in on my computer.

    I meant to post a link to the Mandolin Cafe Blues Mando group:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=99
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    You're in good company. Check out the Blues Mando group, if you haven't already. We're not very active, but there are many informative posts.
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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:
    ...
  23. Re: “Miss McLeod’s Reel” and “Hop High Ladies”

    Enjoyed your mandolins and, as always, your playing.

    Fyi: Although, it's often hard to pin down origins of tunes,"Miss MacLeod's" is generally regarded as being a Scottish tune. The editor of The...
  24. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Oops, posted the same message twice.
  25. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Newbie, if you're still with us, here's a recent thread on mandolin-banjos:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/153412-Mandolin-Banjo
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