Type: Posts; User: bsimmers
I always played it just A A A A D D A A A A A A E E,
A A A A D D A A A A E E A A.
And the 2nd part the exact same chords.
The melody has those flatted sevenths and flatted thirds, but I think the...
I'm happy to be playing a '91 Flatiron and '02 Weber Gallitin, thank you very much. I'm also glad that a guy that picks like Bibey has a Loar, and Compton has a Gil. It's none of my business! BUT, if...
I'm recording a cd. I will be trying to sell it when I go out to play. I've never done this before. Do I need to get permission to use songs? Do I have to pay? I have the info. on the writers, etc....
Your recommendations for a Skaggs intro. would be mine exactly:
1) J.D. Crowe and The New South (with Skaggs, Douglas, Rice, and Sloane)--Rounder Records
2) Boone Creek: One Way...
Ricky has put out some outstanding music, country and bluegrass. But I think he tries too hard....or something. He plays a lot of stuff too fast. He tends to "overproduce" some of his stuff. Too many...
I thought I had a pretty stupid question to start this; not really knowing what rosewood was. This will take some time to absorb. Thanks for all the info.
1. sound, action
3. Good question. Brand doesn't mean everything. But I'd be afraid to buy a builder's first ever instrument...no matter how it sounds and plays. I can't be sure joints...
I'm a picker, not a butcher. I hate to sound like an idiot, but what is rosewood? What tree does it come from? How is it that 25-30 yrs ago everyone was saying there wouldn't be any more available...
I have a Maple Gallitin, and a Flatiron Weber('91). Fantastic mandolins. I think I'm a professional. But................do you have to be paid for your playing to be considered a professional?
I mean Randy "Wood" mandolin. I'm keyboarder challenged!
Just wondering if Roland's Randy White sold? Or Compton's Gibson? Or that Loar that Big Joe wrote about in December? I have a couple hundred dollars to blow and was just curious about those gourds.
I think that money may be an issue. I think playing in a band that plays a lot of 'freebies' has fewer disagreements. I think bands that get paid, but aren't full time, have more issues, especially...
Decision done made!
I tried emai, but it came back 'undeliverable.'
According to Grisman in Frets the Bluegrass Ramble tuning is:
AK may not be everyone's favorite, but not bluegrass??? How about Charlie Waller in the 60's and 70's? The Osbornes? The Scene? Newgrass Revival? AK's wide appeal has brought more fans to buegrass,...
It depends on the abilities and egos...or lack of egos! With abilities, you have to know each other's strengths and weaknesses. I pick with a fiddler who doesn't sing, and is very quiet. However, I...
Good points here. Solution: Don't but a new Gibson. I know I won't.
Warranty work?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif?? Are you kidding? For...
To the tune of Frankie and Johnnie:
"Andy and Barney were lawmen,
meanest you ever did see
they taught every crook in the record book
to stay out of Mayberry
They were the law
"We have 2 rules here at the rock. Rule number 1: 'Obey all rules.'
Rule number 2: 'No writing on walls, as it is difficult to get writing off of walls.'"
No mandolin talk here, but I still sit...
I'm on a limited budget myself. But I have to chime in here. You got a bargain! You originally agreed to get it done when Big Joe told you $175. For what you had done, and yes it needed it, $200 for...
When I took my lesson from Herschel, he said he only hits the top three sets of strings on a chop anyhow.
Index finger, 2nd fret, A string
Middle finger, 4th fret, G string
Ring finger, 5th fret,...
Thanks for your service to our country. And thanks to Gordon and Steve. My next mandolin will be an Eastman, and I'm not kidding.
Great interview with Frank Wakefield. I've never seen him in person. He's an unbelievable picker!