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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    About 10 years ago I spent a morning playing a Mix F5 in a group of for-sale instruments that included mostly high-end Gibson F5s. I thought the CF Mix was the best sounding instrument of the lot. I...
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    Re: Case for Martin A mandolin

    I bought a two point mandolin that didn't quite fit any case I tried. The instrument was special. And it was a keeper. So, taking a chance, I ordered a custom-built case from Ameritage. Basically,...
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    Re: Valley Forge arrangement?

    This tune is always an explosive treat when played as a trio of mandolin, guitar, and fiddle. With TWO fiddles playing harmonically, plus walking guitar, and mandolin, it is out of this world. Love...
  4. Re: Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    I've tried them all. My two current mandolins have grandtune schallers and rubners. I prefer the ebony rubners.. Gorgeous looking and easier to keep in tune. The rest of the high end bunch are...
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    Re: Old-Time Discussion Board

    One idea. There are so many tunes to learn in the OT galaxy, that I have never found the public forums to have much gravitational force. Instead, I have developed a more private correspondence with...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    On frankdolins question:

    Here’s a few possibilities.


    Ora lee
    Sally in the garden
    Winderslide
    Magpie
    Battle cry of freedom
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    The golden ticket
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Spending time learning and relearning a few rags. Once you learn one, it gets easier to learn many others.

    Peacock rag
    Chattanooga
    Banks of the Kaney
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    Re: Runaway/Texas fiddle tune set

    Aah Winderslide. That was so much fun pairing a mandolin with a tuba.

    I messaged Erynn. She told me she composed it as an exercise for the fiddle tuning EEAE, and explicitly to pair with Texas...
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    Runaway/Texas fiddle tune set

    Learning these two tunes I first heard from an erynn Marshall recording. Can someone here point me to the composer of Runaway? Contact info would help immensely.
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    Re: Discovering the fun of GDGD tuning

    One question to Charles E. I notice that of all the tunes you list, and which I also happen to know, I play in the key of A. So what are you doing? Are you tuning to open G, and then playing these A...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I learned Oklahoma red bird in C. Great tune.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Oh Henry.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Yes oh henry is a tune to learn for sure
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I love to hear these kind of homemade old tune recordings, and I especially like the harmonizing and the old time push. These two sound great.

    However, This YouTube in D doesnít sound much like...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Oddly, the tune I learned reminds me Not so much of old time, but of the henry mancinii compositions from the 1950's. If I ever get to record it, I’ll do it mid-speed with a strong 50s hipster...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I learned it In C from a recording by Henry Barnes. I use the amazing slow downer for learning most tunes. It’s funny you mention The key of D, since it seems way more typical of the world of C...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Yes, Jim Garber, both are standout tunes for me as well. I seem to be focusing a lot of attention lately on the deep wealth of C tunes composed in the basic style of traditional jazz and often heard...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Jonah in the Windstorm.
    Half Past Four
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Old Bob.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Cuffy
    Black cat in the briar patch
    Whistlebee

    Whistlebee took 10 minutes to learn fluently because the melody is so strong. First recorded in 1924 in Alabama by a mr dix.

    Cuffy is great fun,...
  22. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    How about mandolin playing melody with just banjo and bass. Great fun. And add a fiddle to let the mandolin play double stop unison melody and sometimes focus only on G and D string double stops or...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Iím thinking of the concurrent improv style of tuba skinny. Especially the slower stuff where they often start with all three horns improvising in very strict niches at the same time. Anyone doing...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    A few more thoughts. As far as a mandolin playing with horns, I’ve done it a few times, my favorite was a few old time sessions with a tuba player. I recall having great fun with notey tunes without...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Thanks for all the good comments. Actually what I am doing is threefold. First, I'm practicing alone to learn some of the old jazz tunes I have always loved. I am fairly familiar with F from Scottish...
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