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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    :)
  2. Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    Once you’ve learned how to slide with accuracy and speed -aggressively like Sierra Hull for example, then you’ll be asking different questions.

    It’s a sort of bucket list thing, like tremolo....
  3. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Strangely enough I think it would be good to get an old concert or soprano banjo and tune it in nylon string fifths.
    They’re clunky and heavy so they’re not in demand, and have a short neck and a...
  4. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #554

    https://youtu.be/MxP7eqyQf38
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    A Zen Buddhist needs a bit of spare cash so he decides to give mandolin lessons.
    A guy sees the advert and calls him up.

    The Zen master says, I can teach you mandolin, it's going to cost you...
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    Re: Is this damage serious or cosmetic?

    Ouch! :(
    Do you have a photo of the banjo?
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    I thought it was a great joke, And I laughed a lot :))
    -because trombonists Drive trucks, so they put the instruments underneath the stage because his truck had broken down, and it was New Year's...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I tend to play just the A part until I’ve got it, then I move onto the B part and look for similarities to the A part.
    I’ll often spend more time on the B part even though there will be some A part...
  9. Re: The Eoeungeum or 어은금, a North Korean equivalent of the mandol

    https://youtu.be/uOcFfa-25gQ
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    You guys have probably already tried humming a tune, and then humming it again but much quieter.
    Finally you can hum the tune without making any noise, and in fact without using any vocal muscles. ...
  11. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    OldTime. Learn ten tunes by heart and think notes.

    Playing along with folk, rock, metal, pretty much anything else is limited by copywright.
    The issue for beginners is to find TAB in little riff...
  12. Re: Everything you wanted to know about the Irish bouzouki...

    The term, Irish or Polish, Belarus, English, Monaco… is quite a contentious subject at the moment, and as a musician I'm really not interested! :)

    But when people (20th century tourists) use the...
  13. Re: Everything you wanted to know about the Irish bouzouki...

    Over here it’s un banjo tènor.
  14. Re: Everything you wanted to know about the Irish bouzouki...

    Now that is an octave mandolin.
    Really nice!
  15. Re: Caitríona Lagan - a mighty young talent...

    Thanks Aidan, some nice tunes and yes she has great timing/rhythm.
  16. Re: Win: A Private Mandolin Lesson with David Grisman

    You could invite all your friends in town to come to your place for a big party afterwards! :)
    (Post photos)
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Yup :))
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    I agree with you guys, some of the jokes here are just awful. So I did an internet search to see if I could work out why.
    https://www.wikihow.com/Laugh...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Interesting. :))
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Symbolic_behavior&action=edit&section=2
    So rhythm and music could be a symbolic behaviour that’s adopted in order to communicate...
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    What’s the difference between a banjo and tomatoes?

    -Ok, can we get someone else order the pizza?
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Here’s a rhythm that’s modified by the melody, 4/4 or 3/4 time?


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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Another thing is that a lot of tunes have repeating melodic riffs in different patterns, and these patterns can set up rhythmic themes.

    This is one of the reasons why some people, fiddlers for...
  23. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    Dude, read what I wrote again, slowly, if you want to.
    Like life, you can take it any way you choose.

    [And I apologise -sincerely, if you found what I wrote offensive. Really, I’m sorry you found...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Thanks Jeff, I had a good laugh looking at these and then suddenly realised they’re actually really good.
    Will print them out.
    I like that the breakfast/yogurt rhythms are quite similar, and...
  25. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    Wow, one microphone is worth a piece of land up in the hills with an cabin on it.
    And there’s someone right now, up there in a cabin watching the security video footage on a laptop, and writing a...
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