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    Re: My latest build: A medieval gittern

    Another lovely creation, Jo. I love the simple ornamentation on the headstock and your rosettes are always so beautifully intricate.
  2. Re: My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing - Mandolin

    Happy birthday, and a fine delivery there, with good backing on guitar. This is a tradtional Scottish tune, Mike, made famous by our National Bard, Robert Burns, who added lyrics in 1792 to an...
  3. Re: Endpiece for nonlooped strings, without having to make knots

    Would ball-end strings not just go straight into this tailpiece? Not even sure if anyone makes suitable gauges in nylon.
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    Re: Key/Mode for Irish Sessions

    Simon, for some reason the video of Laura Carr above is reversed - in other of her videos she is playing conventionally as a right-handed fiddler. This probably explains why she plays the two...
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    Re: Key/Mode for Irish Sessions

    For me, Loch Ruan and Lochanside make a fine pair, Bren, both with strong connections to Argyll, my home county. I grew up very near Loch Ruan and now live about a ten-minute walk from Loch Loskin...
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    Re: Key/Mode for Irish Sessions

    What the previous posters have said, and I would add in that when you get round to playing sets, you will find that there are tunes which will form a set in one or more sessions but then along comes...
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    Here is the standard notation for Pipe Major Donald MacLean of Lewis.
    Suggested chords are Am, G, Em and D(7)

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    Re: Heartbreak Hotel

    From your photos, Kevin, I wonder if the neck joint has been loosened? There is a very fine line running the depth of the fingerboard just at the neck join and I wondere if this is a symptom of the...
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    Re: Celtic Mando vs Bandolim

    As Jill says, it is a marketing term and probably helps the sale of some instruments to those seeking out a particular tone or sound. I would say the Irish sound comes from the player and not from...
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    Re: Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    I too am a Musescore user, and you want to have a look at the "Voices" function which is on the Note Input toolbar along to the right. There are 4 numbers there. When you first enter notes you are...
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    Re: Cliffs Of Moher and Hard Times

    Two fine examples of multi-tracked recordings, Dave. I like your arrangements and choice of instruments.
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    Sherry, as Jill says, there is no requirement to play from notation but equally no ban on anyone using notation for SAW postings. In my own case there are lots of tunes I have posted on the SAW...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Another of your little gems, Jo. They demonstrate the instruments so well.
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    Jill, Your advice and observations on variations in tunes, especially in the traditional/aural-learning world is really spot-on for me.

    I was playing in a real, LIVE session on Thusday evening...
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    I think a big part of the memorising process is tied into learning tunes you really like and want to learn, Sherry. As a very regular poster over on the SAW group I know that there are lots of tunes...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great sound and fine playing once again, Jo.
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    Re: Classic Monroe

    Another fine delivery, Diptanshu. I like the way you combine your instrument with the Western style of playing (and singing). Great performance.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great first posting of your mandolin playing, Carrie. The two tunes make a fine set and your playing is very steady throughout.
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Lovely instrument, Mike. Beautifully built and finished. I like your fixed bridge too.
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    Re: My latest oud, completed today :)

    Yet another beauty, Jo. I am enjoying hearing them too on your YouTube channel. Such distinctive sounds those instruments have!
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    Fine playing and I like your variations too. Your mandolin sounds really good.
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    Re: Old-time on Dotara (Indian Lute)

    What a really enjoyable posting, Diptanshu. Such a fun combination of dotara with your very country & western choice of song. The instrumental breaks sound great on the dotara too.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great combined effort there, Don. Lovely balance of parts and of the relative volumes of the instruments.
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    Looks like a UK-origin instrument, and as Graham says, they are in plentiful supply and very often not in playable condition. If you can remove the eight screws holding the back and top together...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Two fine offerings from you here, Casey, in Whiskey Before Breakfast and Red Apple Rag. Great picking and delivery.

    I usually post only on the SAW Group but thought I would add my latest tune in...
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