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    Re: Ry Cooder 1970 mandolin video

    Thanks but that sounds like the version of Goin to Brownsville on his first record with percussion, electric slide and all behind the mandolin.
    I don't think it's taken live from his playing on the...
  2. Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Have you been to the Kazakh Museum of Folk Instruments in Almaty?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh_Museum_of_Folk_Musical_Instruments

    I visited there about 20 years ago and was guided around...
  3. Re: Tax and import duty buying a mandolin from the UK?

    If it makes you feel any better, the total cost of privately importing a mandolin from USA to UK (which I have looked at many times) , is about 50% higher than the US shop retail price (not to...
  4. Re: Tax and import duty buying a mandolin from the UK?

    This may be of some help, although the other link inside it doesn't seem to work for me:

    https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-374?language=en_US
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    I've got a replacement cervical disk in my neck made of PEEK.
    Maybe I should consider who to leave it to in my will.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    No, you're not the only one. But that's what threads like this are for, and in the process, we're hearing how different people use language for the same thing.
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    That is great Kevin, and the mandolins very audible.

    I wonder will pubs like the Waverley be having weekend sessions during the festival, or will it all be given over to Fringe shows?
    We...
  8. Thread: Kenny Baker

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    Re: Kenny Baker

    I love his waltz playing (and he played a lot of them). It has universal appeal even for those who don't like bluegrass. In fact I'd say KB is one of those musicians who transcends style and genre.
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    Re: What's the best way to dust my fretboard?

    5 grades ahead of a J-cloth!

    I use Fast Fret and the thin cloth included with that package works fine.
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    Re: New to Mandolin...What next?

    Amen to that. Many other mandolinists, not just bluegrass, learned from that book, and from what I've seen since , it's never been bettered.

    There are still copies available.
  11. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    No need to speculate - one of the linked stories in the first post says:


    The Dutch midwife who delivered my son 33 years ago had just returned that morning from a visit home to Amsterdam.
    Her...
  12. Thread: Ever wonder?

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    Re: Ever wonder?

    A mandolin is Amanda Lynn here.
    Accent on last syllable.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    "Fiddle tunes" is the dominant description used here in northeast Scotland, whether played on accordion, mandolin, whistle or whatever.

    Often as opposed to "pipe tunes" which are also played on...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Thanks Frank!
    I'll have to do some more thinking about this.
    I think I've got enough bits and pieces to do something like that.
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank, this might be (it is)a dumb question, but how do you get your backing track on your video?
    Is it just playing on another device and picked up by your mike, or do you have to record it into a...
  16. Thread: New Gal

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    Re: New Gal

    Welcome!

    The resources available to a new player today are mind-boggling compared when I started.
    And there are links or threads or posts here on this site that will lead to all of them.

    (Goes...
  17. Thread: Tunes in "F"

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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Some commonly played Scottish F tunes, off the top of my head, and not including tunes normally played in other keys:
    Andy Broon's Reel
    Donald Ian Rankin (jig)
    Aly's Waltz

    A personal favourite...
  18. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    Wow.
    Such distinctive instruments too.
    I can only hope he's correct that they're still in Dublin.
    Telephone and email enquiries to baggage handling firms are mostly going unanswered these days....
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    Re: Jethro Burns Warmup Thing Question

    It's difficult but not foolhardy!

    I, and I'm sure many others here, are self-taught, starting from zero knowledge of theory, and from a time when all we had were books, or sometimes magazines like...
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    Re: Jethro Burns Warmup Thing Question

    There are a few misprints/mismatches between notation and tab in the original Jethro book.
    You'll note in bar5 that my copy tabs the F# as A-string 7th fret , whereas the MC tab correctly has it at...
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    Re: Jethro Burns Warmup Thing Question

    Looks like Simon is right - the only numbers above my 1976 edition are 1 and 2 for repeats.
    In the simple tab format of old Cafe posts, characters did move around sometimes.

    201849
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    So I see this pistol-packing frog with a jug of mountain dew courting at the Camptown Races round the mountain from Columbus Stockade just past the crawdad hole.
    A-hum!
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    Re: Notation or ABC for Minor Swing

    I have a book, "Django Reinhardt Anthology" ©1984 Jewel Publishing, Django Reinhardt Anthology: Transcribed and Edited by Mike Peters which has a notation of the theme and Django's solo in the Nov...
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    Re: Another Original Tune

    Sounds great Don, and another great original tune.
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    Re: I donít want your mandolin mister

    In the Tone Poems book from Mel Bay, complete mandolin transcription as DG played it.

    https://www.melbay.com/Products/95749/tone-poems-for-mandolin.aspx
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