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    Re: Farewell To Whiskey origin questions

    Not posted in exactly the right place (no absolute need to fill the thread with nice comments :)) )
    -but it does bring the origin of the tune back to life, good times, and hard times, enjoy.

    I...
  2. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    198859
  3. Re: Sierra Hull - “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” (Bill Monroe) at Sun

    This is a great study, anyone else hearing 9/4 time?
    (Love the sound of the surf) :)
  4. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Lucky it had that strap fitted.
    Otherwise the back would have been all messed up by the truck tire marks.

    What does it sound like?
  5. Re: Sierra Hull - “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” (Bill Monroe) at Sun

    Sweet.
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Really like the Tone of both of them.
    I was wondering if the video had been edited because it seems that there are a lot more cars in the second one, and the light seems different. But maybe not....
  7. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Abcnotation.com too.

    Another way, very often recommended, is to take singing lessons, sing scales and arpeggios. Sing with every note you play as David says, slowly, and try always to guess the...
  8. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Welcome!
    My usual advice is to learn ten or fifteen fiddle tunes:
    mandolessons.com

    and when you’re comfortable in G or D major, learn those scales, then you can copy any song you like from a...
  9. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Welcome!
    My usual advice is to learn ten or fifteen fiddle tunes:
    mandolessons.com

    and when you’re comfortable in G or D major, learn those scales, then you can copy any song you like from a...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    I’m wondering if there’s an A style like this. :)


    One thing I would say however, is that I think it’s wonderful that there are people in this world who will take such a beautiful object like...
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    There’s also ‘pano tuner’ free for iPhone.
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    Get yourself a capo.
    Yes! :)
    Put the capo on the first fret and see how it feels. Play some scales.

    Now take the capo off and if it’s more difficult to play then you definitely need to get a...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    Here’s another massacre tune, Ap Shenkin or The Tempest.

    4,500 years ago they began dusting their crops with powered sulphur.
    Yep, this time it was the Ancient Sumerians vs. The Insects.

    ...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Really interesting second vid, is Mike angry with Chris for what he did?
    A real zig-zag rhythm battle.

    Great example, thanks.
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    As the economies change the price differences between dealers and private sellers will change, and there are all sorts of selling strategies, some dubious. It can be hard especially when people start...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Adding to what David wrote is that learning to play just DUD (jig rhythm) followed by DUDU (reel rhythm) played in one measure, so that would be DUD,DUDU per measure is a great skill to have. It’s a...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    It’s not all bad news, for every person that buys a banjo there’s someone who’s kicking the habit.
    And well done Pops, if we all followed your good example and bought five or ten banjos tomorrow...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Some odd ideas, pick and choose:

    One tip: right from the beginning, only play tunes that you can dance to. If you can't dance to it, don't play it!
    Metronome for beat at the beginning of the...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I bought my octave about 2 1/2 years ago.
    I love it, definitely no plans to replace it. I'd like to buy a mandolin but the prices are silly at the moment. If I could get someone to throw a mandolin...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    Here’s the weather forecast for Christmas 1814 but for London. Heavy fog. Extremely cold, The River Thames froze over, so I imagine after the battle ‘in the colonies’ the ground probably remained...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    Here’s Halley’s Comet by Vincent Broderick, wonderful tune.
    https://thesession.org/tunes/15006

    I play it to commemorate the defeat of the dinosaurs.
    Our mammalian history goes back 66 million...
  22. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #556

    https://youtu.be/PubUuPhnL2Q
    https://youtu.be/PubUuPhnL2Q
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    Re: Beginner tutorials

    As a beginner most people are suggest getting at least 5 or 6 local, in person lessons.

    What style of music do you prefer, for what style will you be playing if that's how many back up?
    I think...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    1814 was a terrible time, but it didn’t stop there.
    Even as late as the twentieth century there were awful, awful tunes still invading the OldTime tradition.

    [For anyone who doesn’t know me I...
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    Re: Beginner tutorials

    You can check some of my vids below, but be aware that for the octave there are several quite different finger styles to choose from and it’s important to get solid with one style first and then ...
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