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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    It seems to me at least, that Chris has made a recording of 'cutting edge pop music'. Fine. However, I am not interested in that genre and am not of that demographic profile. I like what he has...
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    I suppose Zeb is playing a mandolin and he says that his version of the tune is in A. His question is how to transpose the melody notes. That question has been answered here although I would find a...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    These 'threads' are a great source of material to learn new, or revisit old recordings. I find a name and go directly to youtube or my fairly large collection of recordings and often learn something...
  4. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    Oh yes. Pick 'n Strum was another hang out. I think we went to these places to have the opportunity to play expensive instruments that we could not afford. Also we got tips on interesting tunes to...
  5. Re: Learning The Basics -vs- Being A Slave To The Basics

    Mark, I think you misunderstand the point. It is about accepting the information without assuming authority over the issue.
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    I would have loved to see your band then, as earlier, I played drums thinking I would be the next Ginger Baker. Ha, ha. Thankfully I turned to acoustic guitar and by 1973 I was doing coffee house...
  7. Re: Learning The Basics -vs- Being A Slave To The Basics

    I think the Drill is most important, for me at least. The new technique seems 'down pat' after a while and then I think I 'have it down'. When really it is not and MUCH MORE work needs to be done.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    "Is there any real science behind the idea?"

    Yes, BUT...
    If you are indeed 'an old tone hound on guitar', then you will know that a certain balance needs to be found involving the mass of the top...
  9. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    That would be St. John's Episcopal at 11 Mile Road. In 1975 I had moved to the Bay Area in California, grooving to the Eagles, America and the Doobie Brothers. And then Pink Floyd concerts and Bonnie...
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    Strings n' Things on Woodward Avenue. I wonder how many others have been thru that place. Madonna was there. I also wonder how diverse a world is that can place a guy like me, or any person to really...
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    Ah! This explains a lot of why we agree on so much music. I grew up in Detroit and went to class with Marshall Crenshaw - Rock purist if there ever was one.
  12. Thread: New OM on order

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    Re: New OM on order

    It amazes me about the things learned on a mandolin discussion. Typing a fada has been a mystery for years. Although my HP laptop does not have an Alt-gr key, it does have a fada/tilde (` ~) key near...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    I've often wondered how Joni Mitchell's bass player got that amazing sound. One of the things they did was to use the bass as a second voice in the arrangements. A new idea considering that bass...
  14. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    I remember Eric Clapton's band called the Cream as a big influence. James Taylor and the Beatles used acoustic guitar, and that was the instrument for me. At a very early age I listened to my...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    In college I helped produce a concert series, inviting various folk performers to our area. One of the performers changed my musical interests completely. I had been playing guitar, mostly James...
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    Re: Jewish songs for Tres Cubano

    Nice folk songs from the Jewish world.

    I'm not sure why the music book that you wrote, is called "...for Three Cubans".

    Is this a 'self promotion'? You have a link to your books at Amazon.
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    For me, it's 'all or nothing at all'. I'll just have to settle for all in pictures. They are 'tops' on my list however. ~o)

    I'm sure these will find a good home.
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    I'll take one of each Nigel.
    It is so nice to see instruments not covered with awful colors and tints.

    Your website is amazing.
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    Re: My latest oud, completed today :)

    The pegs, probably violin pegs from a supplier, seem to have chalk or some white stuff on them. Also the darker wood on the top, does it affect the sound?
  20. Bach's Goldbeg Variations MandoCello and Cello

    Here is a 'great find' from youtube. Mike Marshall's arrangement, with Dave Eggar on cello & Peter Sachon on mandocello.

    The performance makes good background music for reading as (I assume)...
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Inspirational Jill. I hope you do another video session with the Tate tenor. Does it really have a hole in the upper bout?

    This tune may be added to my list! A nice one indeed.
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    Re: Interesting CNC violin build

    It is a violin shaped object. Anyone who knows how to make a violin sees a number of problems here. There are however, parts made, rough parts made for luthiers with CNC machines. (mostly rough cut...
  23. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    I play most of the Irish stuff on fiddle and playing the same triplets and rolls on a mandolin requires a bit of adjustment. I think this is because mandolin has two strings for each course. I often...
  24. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Violin strings respond far better than mandolin strings. I play both instruments, and the difference is so great I hardly ever do ornaments on a mandolin. Picked ornaments are louder than pull offs...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    My wife teaches a New Horizons string orchestra here in Minneapolis. The cello players are the most interested in joining because there are few other opportunities for playing with others. A fiddle...
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