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    Re: Asheville Jams?

    And I'll bet there'll be no shortage of folks needing the services of a good luthier. ;)
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    Re: Do I need a mandola?

    Do you need a mandola? Probably not. Do you want a mandola? Apparently. ;) Embrace the desire. :grin:

    I did need a mandola at one point. I'd written a song that had a distinctive fingering pattern...
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    Re: Asheville Jams?

    Dang! I wish I'd thought of this when I passed through a month ago. My friends took me to hear some great music, but I'd have liked to add playing to the program.
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Well, I did manage to get through to my dear Dagmar today., out in the country some 50 miles east of Sarasota. She's all right, the house is all right, some trees and branches are down. At least none...
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Yeah, I saw a mention of Sanibel's causeway - broken into five sections. That'll have to be completely replaced. Here's a list of all the bridges.
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Whoa! :disbelief: Looking at the tracking I thought St.A was far enough away that it had been spared. Sad to hear that. :(

    I'm concerned about my sweetheart, living in the country well east of...
  7. Thread: Oh dear

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    Re: Oh dear

    Are you sure it's a mandolin? I don't see a body, just a short, stubby neck with a missing nut and nine missing frets. Since the entire pegboard isn't in the frame, there's no way to verify it is...
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Thanks, Charley. I did all right. The storm passed well to the west of Key West, and I'm 30 miles further to the east. Plenty of wind and rain, but no big deal. Dumb luck, really. Reports from KW...
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    Re: Help with Come Back to Sorrento please.

    Aha. You might want to just disregard the previous post and save your sanity. ;) This will help you put it into any key you like. The attached text file has a neater appearance (the bars line up,...
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    Re: Help with Come Back to Sorrento please.

    I learned this for a wedding eons ago. Then had to relearn it for an Italian restaurant gig around ten years ago. Then revisited it during a subsequent solo gig. I ended up translating it into the...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    As the Guitar Guy says in his introduction (bold face mine):

    I use chord names to describe specific formations, which are themselves described in detail below. Those descriptions indicate which...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    That's not an "ode to Gertrude Stein," it's a parody of William Shakespeare, "Romeo And Juliet," Act II, Scene 2, "the garden scene." And it's not a lament; it's an in-depth well-reasoned (IMO)...
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    Re: Don't Lament -- "The One That Got Away"

    Funny you should mention Squiers. When I was in an Americana-oriented band (early 2010s), the only band I've been in (other than the short-lived The Steves - another story) in which I played mostly...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Well, it's not really any of my business, you do what you want to do with your project, but I don't like it. My main objection is it presupposes that readers will know what you mean. Here at the...
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    Re: Gibson H2 Mandola

    The archive has an entry with that FON, again an H2 mandola, SN 27735, with a shipping date of 1915. My H-2 mandola, SN 27723, I was told at purchase, is a 1916. :confused: Mysterious ... :whistling:
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    Re: Gibson H2 Mandola

    Well, seeing as how the Mandolin Archive has a 1917 H-2 mandola with SN 32494, I think it's a safe bet yours is 1917 as well. ;)
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    Re: Don't Lament -- "The One That Got Away"

    Huh. All these years, knowing and loving this song, I never knew it was written by Tom T. Hall. I heard it first by Leo Kottke, and I fell in love instantly. (With it, not her.) I've always...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Maybe it's just me, but portmanteaus and similarly fabricated words are distracting, making one wonder what they mean, and thus work against undertanding. I think the term should be easily...
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    Re: Don't Lament -- "The One That Got Away"

    Aha. Thanks for explaining, clarifying, and elucidating your thought processes and motivations concerning this matter. The erudition in your post should have made it clear to me that you had...
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    Re: Don't Lament -- "The One That Got Away"

    I enjoyed your post. Some interesting observations and ruminations. There's always room for some philosophy in a musician's musings. :cool:

    Until I got to the end, and your "PPS." I'm...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    I was thinking of something using the term "fingering," but this post convinced me to abandon that. This notation does not specify which finger goes where, only the placement of a finger at specified...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    What’s in a name? That which we call notation
    By any other name would sound as sweet;
    So a chord diagram would, were it not a chord diagram call’d,
    Retain that dear shorthand which it owes...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    I like it. I find it intuitively obvious, easy to read and type, and less puzzling than tab. (Those of you who have grown comfortable with tab, good on ya; I have to puzzle it out most of the time.)...
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    I offer for your (and everyone's) consideration, my 1918 A model. Note the scraped area where the pickguard used to be. The lighting is a bit poor (and she's in the shop, so this is the only pic at...
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    Re: 1909 Gibson mandolin

    I'm really impressed that these mirror image mandolins with distinctive grain patterns

    1) were made;
    2) still exist;
    3) have been found by the MC sleuths.

    Sometimes I am amazed by what I see...
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