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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    Err...was this all the same person, and did they sound like the voices? I had a neigbour once who used to appear with a bottle of wine and two glasses when I played bagpipes in the garden...
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    I saw a band the other week where the main rhythm instrument is a 'gazouki', ie 8 string GDAE tuned guitar. The resultant sound is interesting - more light and jangly than a 6 string standard tuning...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    Yep, that's true, a lot of us folk fiddlers are just tune folks. Yet the fiddle can drone, chord, and chop. On topic, the instrument that carries best in a couple of bands I play in is a high D...
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    Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    There's no 'point' in any musical instrument really, except do you like it or not? I don't like polite acoustic piano sounds, but millions disagree - that's just fine.
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    Re: "Fretboard Logic" for the Mandolin

    Matt - the link to post-preview above gives me a 404 'not found' error? Thanks, Max
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    I think Elderly ship ToneGards to UK, I've bought one from them fairly recently. I don't think it's UK import rules that's the problem, because I've had a bunch of stuff from USA over the last year...
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    Re: How do you remember all those tunes?

    I agree with most comments on reading above in certain contexts, but very much depends on what your objective is. I don't see why reading the tune should be any impediment to picking up a style,...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    As a number of folks have said, Adam, it's not like that everywhere by any means. In UK, I'd suggest it's mostly not like that (dunno about USA myself, but I bet it's highly variable). Asking people...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    OT again, but there are some differences in usage of the word 'ceilidh/ceili'. A few have been discussed above. In the South of England the usual implication is that a band will play for informal...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I've never seen a person stick their hand down a catfish's throat at a session, but someone's done it, somewhere.
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    Re: How do you remember all those tunes?

    For me, all of it helps - the sound gets you the style, dots on the page gets some kind of visual memory of the tune going (even if it's subconscious), and playing gets muscle memory of it. There are...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    That's not what happened at the session I mentioned - 3 or 4 people who didn't normally come to this place had hijacked an existing public session and were trying to turn it into a gig for their...
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    Re: How do you remember all those tunes?

    The OP could try going to a mandolin camp where they teach by ear for a week. I used to go to Alasdair Fraser's fiddle camps (no connection), where teaching was by ear and intense for a long week....
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    'The Swang's The Thang' (c. Stevie Ray Vaughan?) - maybe he spoke his ad in.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    That's not meditative silence, Simon - it's fear. Everyone's keeping schtum because they don't know what tunes these guys play yet, and they might get picked on to lead the next set :)
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Slightly OT, but it sounds like you got good local sessions Ray. My take on this is that if an individual requires that the audience and all fellow performers treat them like a professional, they...
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    Re: Does this look like a real SOL?

    Re. the original photos here, is that one of those gold 'Made in China' stickers on the back of the head
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    Re: An Dro 'The Wren' - Breton name?

    Thanks - the Tri Yann version is the one we used to play, until err, the trumpet bit comes in :) One of the comments on that YouTube is that Tri Yann interpreted an older Breton song called...
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    Re: An Dro 'The Wren' - Breton name?

    Thanks guys - interesting, The Session has maybe six identifiably different versions of that tune. Hunt The Wren is a Manx version tune this band also plays, which I think is different enough not to...
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    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    How do you all feel about using different gauge picks on different instruments - or do you use the same thickness on everything?
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    Re: Played my first gig

    Well done! It should get easier from here on re. nerves, although I was surprised recently to find that an issue after the lockdown layoff.
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    Re: mandolin storage at home

    It's going to slay then at gigs as your Mando roadie opens a drawer and hands you the next instrument!
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    Re: An Dro 'The Wren' - Breton name?

    To explain - I suspect this tune, although obviously popular in UK (as the number of versions on The Session would suggest) is originally a Breton 'An Dro' tune with a French name that's nothing to...
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    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    I'm trying to simultaneously learn mandolin and a DADGAD tuned Guild jumbo 12 string. I find the difference in size stops me forgetting what I'm holding :)
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    A good mandolin chord book (take 47...)?

    OK, here we go again - but this time I know better what I want. Can someone recommend an irish/bluegrass/folk tune/w.h.y. mandolin book that has the actual chord fingerings a competent mandolinist...
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