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    Re: Memorizing a song

    People have heard me play a tune on the mandolin and they’ve said, ‘oh, beautiful, how do you remember all those notes? I wish I was as talented as you are!’
    But it’s the people who are close to you...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Part of what I like about older or more trad bluegrass mandolin is that the chop chords were often fingered chords and had actual tonality. Or they were open chords (or double stops) with some ring....
  3. Thread: Barbara

    by Alfons
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    Re: Barbara

    Well I for one had not heard this tune or the album, so I am glad you posted! What great music. Just sampled the rest of the LP & bought it. Thanks!

    You're right about the John Carlini guitar as...
  4. Thread: Barbara

    by DSDarr
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    Re: Barbara

    Probably my favorite tune from this incredible album. I bought it at Stu Herrick's "Folkstore" in Seattle back in the early 1980s, probably not long after it was released. It blew my mind... still...
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    One position may lay out and be easier than the other. It’s totally up to you to play it where you like it best. It never hurts to learn to play the same thing in different positions on the neck.
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    While not classical, I enjoyed this duo....




    If you go to youtube and enter "mandolin and fiddle duet" you will be exposed to many, including some by Mandolin Orange.
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    mandolin with violin music

    Are there other examples of duos made up of mandolin and violin? I just love this couple who have great style, (and fun) with their instruments.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Me too, I love practising.
    The problem I have is that I practice tunes in order to record them for the Song a Week Social group on the Forum here on MandolinCafe. And I can play them reasonably...
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    Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    According to several posts on Facebook from his musical colleagues, John Goodin, composer, arranger, and fine mandolin player died yesterday. Very sad news for the mandolin world and the world in...
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    Carolan's Draught

    Another great tune by Turlough Carolan. I don't know what it is, but I think of myself pouring a bit of whiskey in a glass when I play this one.
    The melody is one that a beginner can learn, and...
  11. Thread: Yank and Sleepy

    by Kenny
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    What I’ve found of Jo Ann Kelly so far is beyond impressive. She should’ve lived forever instead of passing on at just 46 years old. There’s an old soul in that woman’s talent and I’m heartbroken...
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    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
  13. Thread: B7b9

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: B7b9

    Using the dim 7 chord a half-step above the root is a standard jazz player formula for the 7b9 chord.
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    A thread relating Jako, Joni Mitchel, Pat, Ron Carter and now Gary Burton, Pat's mentor, has led to some memories and awareness of awesome musicians.

    Rick Beato is really 'on a roll' with these...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    I was a guitarist and a big PM fan. He turned me on to Ornette - presenting his music at his shows. I really enjoy his quartet work. One of his shows in Boulder, trading chops on his synclavier...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    Sometimes folks gotta disagree. :)


    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/entries/788-You-Dont-Need-to-Do-a-Set-Up
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    Re: Anyone Tried Jerry Rosa’s Course?

    I can't speak to Jerry's course, but David Benedict has a series of beginner lessons on Youtube that take you from the very beginning and moves up step by step. Very good IMO.
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    Some of the answer depends upon how well an instrument is cared for, and what kind of environment that it lives in. The age of an instrument should also be taken into account.

    A modern instrument...
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    interesting movie

    Caught an old movie the other night that may be of interest to fans of the jazz and also the mandolin!

    It's "Second Chorus", from 1940, starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, and Burgess...
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    Re: Marlon Brando playing a mandolin!

    Is it a STELLLLLLAAAAA ???
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    I'm back!!!! I found the mandolin I was looking for. It's a 7/9/97 Flatiron A5 Artist, interestingly enough signed by Charlie Derrington. Got it at Carter Vintage a couple days ago for far under my...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    You mention your arm getting numb and fingers locking up - have you had any lessons with an experienced mandolin instructor? Less than ideal technique can lead to issues with the hands and arms and...
  23. Tenor Banjo Christmas Solos (would work for tenor banjo)

    New publication from Mel Bay that would likely work well for tenor guitar:

    Tenor Banjo Christmas Solos, Classic Christmas Melodies in New Settings for the Tenor Banjo by Rob MacKillop.

    195838
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    Sad news, I played mandolin on her first album in 1978
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    hello again Bhiyao,
    Yes go for the chords. Here's a couple tips that may help:
    The challenge in chordal rhythmic accompaniment is not the formation of a new chord--we look at a...
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