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  1. Re: Resources for learning gypsy jazz / dawg style music

    Might be good to go to a gypsy violin site, check their notation, convert it to TAB and (important) try to figure out a Django style picking pattern.
    Plenty of teachers out there who would be happy...
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    Broadstairs Folk Week 5-12 aug 2022

    https://broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/

    Lovely festival East of London in Kent, on the coast of England. Still a couple of days left, thought Id share vids to show that life goes on.

    The Parade
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Is this is a video of myself? Maybe :)
    Hope you guys enjoy it.


    https://youtu.be/S9pFpfPqP3k
    https://youtu.be/S9pFpfPqP3k
  4. Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    202523

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r45ueno57v22zoe/Proshchay%20Russian%20SET.pdf?dl=0


    Have fun! :)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Still a bit rough but I just discovered this lovely little foot tapper and had to share.
    I’ve posted the PDF and TAB in YT details.
    I think it sounds OldTime.
    Hope you guys enjoy it.

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  6. Thread: Ever wonder?

    by Simon DS
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    Re: Ever wonder?

    When I carry my octave mandolin case on the bus, it’s pronounced 'bon shore'

    -as in: 'c’est un banjo, non?'
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Nice one, so he jammed… you had a nice chat with him… and he learned. :)
  8. Re: Irish or Italian? Does pick direction matter?

    Thanks, with the first measure:
    |vf/2uf/2 vfugv^g|a
    I’d try to keep the first two notes separate from the following three notes.
    That is, I’d slide from the second f to the g in order to keep that...
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    Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    https://thesession.org/tunes/search?type=&mode=Gminor&q=
    Some of the tunes were originally written and then became OldTime I guess.
  10. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Weeks Social Group Week #562

    https://youtu.be/nYSZmUUhork
    https://youtu.be/nYSZmUUhork
  11. Irish or Italian? Does pick direction matter?

    Here’s an Italian tune played a bit differently in different parts of Italy.
    I’ve included notation and TAB to show various pick direction options.

    So, what do you think? Is staccato down-picking...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Hunting down an Algerian Mondol

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_mandole
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I sometimes think about a different tune while I’m actually practicing thinking about practicing another tune while I’m making a cup of hot chocolate, thinking about why I’m not practicing, and how...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks, yes this is great though now I think it would take me a couple of years just to learn the one tune! :)
    https://youtu.be/FuOsFnqY1g4
  16. Thread: New Gal

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    Re: New Gal

    What music do you like?
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Try abcnotation.com with a clever search word, then go to the top of the page of an example tune (especially one in a foreign language, hence clever;) ) then check the link at the top of the page...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    It’s over a 100F here in France with a hot, 30 mph Sahara wind.
    Everything that can’t move is on fire.
    'Climate Change, climate change apocalypse!' is what the media has decided to talk about.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Thanks Eric, now I feel bad for you, as well as feeling bad for me!
    Why cant I have a good reason for not practicing?
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Lots of tunes, but the sources info has been removed.

    https://www.mustradlib.net/
  21. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Do not do these exercises. MAS is nothing! :))
    https://jazzmando.com/FFcP.pdf
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    -see? This is why I like MC -crazy people who think like me! :))
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    Re: Chord Finder App

    With B,GBe I’d be tempted to start at the top string ‘e’ because the higher notes tend to dominate the melody, and call that the tonic.
    B on the second string gives you tonic plus it’s fifth.
    G...
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    Re: Music from Central France

    Here’s the TAB for the previous posted book.
    80 Airs Danser du Centre-France
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jumwa409wjtsa3o/80%20airs%20Centre-France.pdf?dl=0
    A lot of the tunes are quite simple with...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    Mandolins are chromatic when tuned from the nut to the bridge.
    Four major keys.
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