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    Re: Harp Sealī s Castel

    King Wenceslas is one of the more popular carols in the English-speaking world. When my partner is leading Christmas singsongs, people always requests it, and everyone sings heartily. Here's the...
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    Re: Harp Sealī s Castel

    Very nice, Ondrej. I sent it on to my Merlin-playing stepdaughter.

    (And I like your English carol about the Czech king, that followed on YouTube.)
  3. Thread: New music

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    Re: New music

    Thanks so much, Roberto. I enjoyed both the music and the videos.
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    Re: Mandolin/guitar collab

    Sounds good to me, though I'm familiar with "Swallowtail" and jigs generally played a lot faster by both professionals and amateurs, but that may be a matter of taste or regional styles. Nice clean...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    [QUOTE=Mark Gunter;1804440]Their take on the oft covered Blind Lemon Jefferson tune, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, aka One Kind Favor
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    Thanks so much for these, Mark. Here's another take...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Who's the third (bearded) mandolin player? Fiddler?
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    My brother sings and plays British Isles and Canadian traditional music. At one gig, a fellow kept requesting a well-known, overdone song that he'd dropped from his repertoire, a fairly complex...
  8. Thread: Mandolin Newbie

    by Ranald
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    Re: Mandolin Newbie

    Welcome to the Cafe. Judging my experience that won't be the last E string you snap!
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    In my experience, they ask you for bluegrass, which is great and provides many options -- if you play bluegrass. However, for those of us who don't...
  10. Thread: Hi Everyone

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    Re: Hi Everyone

    Welcome to the Cafe, Eric. Please tell us a bit about your instrument and musical interests. If you have any questions, there a lots of helpful people here, generous with their knowledge.
  11. Re: Anybody fixed this kind of left thumb aggravation?

    Unlike the writers of posts 2 & 3, I am a doctor (of Folklore). It looks to me like you're a victim of the evil eye. Have you tried dropping silver in water then bathing your thumb in silver water?...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Thanks. I was thinking that if someone released commercial recordings of those jams, I wouldn't want to be the person assigned to getting permissions from the musicians and their record companies....
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    But "My Way" was Paul Anka's song!

    Stan was an old acquaintance of mine. We often discussed music and records. I bought the Andy Irvine and Paul Brady self-titled album when new because of Stan's...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Perhaps, that's it. After all, I do live on Paul Anka Drive, named after another Canadian (Ottawa born and raised) songwriter. Do you think I need professional help? Actually, if the options were...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    I'm totally confused. When Bill corrected me on the title, I got "Ohio" in my mind. I think isolation is playing with my mind. Next time I'll just post a tune and not name the thread. ;)
  16. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome aboard, Willow. The Cafe is a very supportive community (but not without the occasional tiff). As the others have said, please tell us about your mandolin interests.
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    I always recommend Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Times of Yank Rachell by Richard Congress.



    Allan, you could try this classic Newfoundland folksong, "Now, I'm 64", though it's rather sad. I...
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    Re: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    If you search YouTube using " 'Wind That Shakes The Barley' fiddle tune" as your search term, you'll find many renditions of the tune, including this:
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Thanks, guys. I'm not doing so well here. I got the song title and band name wrong. But at least I said it was a jam! And those instruments were a mandolin and an electric mandolin, weren't they? I...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Of course, I don't know what I was thinking. Some overlap in the personnel on the original, and similar themes, I guess. :redface:
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    "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Just ran across this on YouTube -- I'm not sure if it's been posted here before. The Del McCoury band is jamming with friends. Sierra Hull is doing a sensitive interpretation on mandolin. Someone at...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    You put the coasters under the strings in the area where you pick the strings, then brush the strings as you practice tremolo. The point is to learn to play the strings rapidly, without digging in...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Oops, I missed the two beer coasters for a Cartriona Lichtenberg exercise in tremeloe. And we wonder why Customs agents get confused when we bring our instruments through!
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    Re: What's in your case?

    A sandstone humidifier;
    A small bag containing:
    a tuner,
    a capo,
    two Black Mountain thumb picks (my preferred pick -- arthritis in my right hand makes thumb-picking more comfortable, i.e., using...
  25. Re: It's the anniversary of Mandolin Mondays #1

    Thanks to David Benedict for this series and for his consistency in posting it. I never miss it.
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