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  1. Ottawa, Canada left-handed Oscar Schmidt f8

    That header should have been "Oscar Schmidt f-style." I have an f8, so my "autopilot" typed that.


    My sweetheart told me she received a Facebook message today, reading as follows:

    "To whom it...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Thanks for posting this, and a Happy Birthday to Frank. I wasn't familiar with him but checked him out on YouTube, and was thoroughly impressed.

    If links don't work, search YouTube for "Frank...
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    Re: Where to donate a couple old mandos?

    Some libraries in my city and others lend out musical instruments and may accept donations. See Post #3: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/160288-Mandolin-Rentaltruments )

    In Canada, we...
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    tree poaching / instruments

    This morning, I heard an interesting program about tree poaching, with some mention of wood for instruments. For this part only, click on to the arrow for the radio program, "The Current," then move...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    As you imply, it there aren't words it isn't a song, it's a tune (or melody). -- without getting into more abstract forms of music. Songs are often separated into their two components, lyrics (wods)...
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    Re: D'Addario Shout Out

    I'm soon to be in possession of a replacement D'Addario sound hole, shipped free after the last one broke.
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    You'll get no argument from me!
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    Simon, I don't know if your remark is tongue in cheek or not, but many people including thousands of singers and musicians who recorded Dylan's songs would disagree. I'm not Dylan's number-one fan,...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    All the songwriters I named in Post #10 had great rhythm, and I suspect that they thought about rhythm too. On the other hand, I don't remember anyone dancing to Bob Dylan who was certainly one of...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    I know that many musicians aren't interested in words. And I think most musicians, song writers, and fans would agree "it's the melody that carries it." Still, Bob Dylan was "the voice of a...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    I always enjoy your tunes, but did my heart good to hear "Raemona" (Post #47) when the wrong webpage opened. My daughter, who is now grown up and has moved away, learned it on fiddle from the...
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    Re: Earplugs for loud session?

    If he's really outfitted, your Scotsman has three blades, a sgian dubh, a dirk, and a broadsword, so I'd be careful about attacking his pipes. It's a compliment to your hearing that you can hear your...
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this tune ?

    You could ask David. He's here under the name: dbmandolin
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    Re: Earplugs for loud session?

    Ringing ears is both bad and a warning. I already wear hearing aids, so I have to be very careful to protect my hearing. When I go to "blues night" at my local, I take off my hearing aids and install...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Very nice, Frank. I enjoyed the blues pair. Nicely understated.
  16. Re: Suggestions for Shipping/Selling on the Classifieds?

    Hmm...sounds good in principle, but what about the medical device shipped to me by courier, but left sitting for a few days on a neighbour's porch? The courier company had a record saying that I had...
  17. Goderich (Ontario) Celtic Roots Festival & College

    Just came across this. I know no more than what's on the website. Goderich is a small town on the east side of Lake Huron, an area with beautiful beaches. It's an hour and a half from London,...
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    You're in good company. Today, I was at a Song Circle where two Canadians said the same thing. I responded, "He's Canadian like these two guys here," gesturing on either side of me toward two...
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    I'll let the Phys Ed major take up that one. I avoid arguing with them.
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    Agreed. ;) And it does sound like something Ronnie would say. (Adult content, see, "The Last Waltz.")
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    Another line Ronnie had was that his father told him all Canada had was ten months of winter and two months of poor snowshoeing -- which is a slight exaggeration.

    To us up here, Ronnie definitely...
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    And Ronnie was an educated man for his time. From Wikipedia: "He had already formed his first band, the Hawks, when he graduated from high school in 1952, following which he studied physical...
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    Re: R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    He and Levon came up here because there was many gigs with steady money to be made in south Ontario as opposed to the American South. I thought that state of affairs was long gone, but on the radio...
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    R.i.P. Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins

    The great rockabilly singer, entertainer, and mentor to stars died recently. He was a wonderful storyteller with an outstanding memory. Ronnie, from Arkansas, was loved and will be missed in Canada,...
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Apparently, Danny Johnson, who joined Steppenwolf in 1996 played mandolin on their albums Feed The Fire and Live in London. I don't know what tracks he played mandolin on. In fact, I didn't even know...
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