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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    My brother sings and plays British Isles and Canadian traditional music. At one gig, a fellow kept requesting a well-known, overdone song that he'd dropped from his repertoire, a fairly complex...
  2. What Child is This- Mandolin, Octave Mando, Guitar

    https://youtu.be/9Ipv4F_kTBo
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is my version of this very old song that escaped me somehow through the years. Done on my Pava A4. Hope you enjoy! :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QK7NtrPMjU&feature=youtu.be
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    Arkansas Traveler (the clone army)

    https://youtu.be/Nc35b2PSKj0

    Here's a classic tune played by my self with a couple of tardy lookalikes...
    Hope y'all enjoy it!
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    Away in a Manger - A Traditional Carol

    https://youtu.be/x49nOyZTXV4
  6. Thread: Main Strength

    by jim19
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    Main Strength

    (not sure how interesting this is, but I felt like writing it today)

    It was 40+ years ago that I (at about 14 years old) was given a junky old mandolin from my grandfathers attic. After arming...
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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    The information posted above about The Mandolin Store closing is not true. I spoke to Dennis not two minutes ago. He was as surprised and confused to hear this as we were. That discussion ends here....
  8. Re: In search of a resource for learning about Double Stops

    https://youtu.be/UBE1NvRReis
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    Arts Across America

    The Kennedy Center's Arts Across America series presents video of performing artists from all areas of the US. This one, with at least some mandolin content, came out this week. Who has taken part in...
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    Pike County Breakdown

    https://youtu.be/P0d8h7DONsI

    I just got the ability to edit video, so I finally was able to complete some old projects! This was filmed and recorded in June last year. Hope you enjoy it!
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    Sunshine-A breakdown I wrote

    https://youtu.be/8toohGFilNE

    I attached the sheet music for it too.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I haven't played this song since I was kid ,probably over 50 years. I found a nice backing track on YT and had a blast revisiting, knowing how much has changed since then. Anyway... Played on a...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Another new color from CC with the smooth glitter finish...

    https://i.imgur.com/7BMvz95l.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/fk7E9Vgl.jpg
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi, all. New to the group, and new to the mandolin. I just purchased an Eastman MDO-305 Octave Mandolin last week, and here's my first attempt at posting a tune (although I didn't quite stick the...
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    Freedman Mandolins new instruments jam

    A impromptu porch jam of Dawg favorite EMD, all done on stringed instruments built by Freedman Mandolins.
    https://youtu.be/uQcRF3QD7tw
  16. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Working on several new Sprite 2X Two-Points, including this sweet baby with an Englemann Spruce top and one-piece Curly Claro Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple 3D binding --

    189793 189794 ...
  17. Re: Jan Johansson Tons of old BG concerts and interviews

    I came across it because he (Johansson) had done an interview with Tony Rice earlier this year on that site. Not sure how I came across that, might have been referenced here on the Cafe. His voice...
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    Re: Front porch furniture + mandolin

    !!!
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    My dad used to say that you cannot teach anyone anything. That the most you can hope to do is make them uncomfortable with their ignorance.

    There are so many resources today, with books, and...
  20. Thread: Hot Fire

    by BrianWilliam
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    Hot Fire

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yyl4YAqKvwQ
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    William - Thank you for your response! I'm jealous that you're about to receive your Apitius! Or have you already? I'd really love to hear some more samples of his Loar Spec instruments. The video of...
  22. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    So you want to order a new one and not buy used to support a modern builder -- Admirable!
    Looking for traditional bluegrass tone and willing to go with an A5 -- Smart!

    Girouard -- he's been...
  23. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Probably the most unexpected was it gave me and the guy I was seeing something in common -- we'd sit around with a music book and play duets, he on chords (guitar) and me on melody. We've been...
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    Ethan Sherman - Waiting On Vassar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOOZPbTlMvc
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I had been playing rhythm guitar in a just OK rock band and sometimes my best friend and I would practice our parts in a long unused, beat up camping trailer on his parents' property. Among the junk...
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