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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Kerr's Negro Jig played by the Carolina Chocolate Drops is fairly dark (partly because it's played on a low pitched instrument), but also very beautiful. Here's a link:
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    I've been taking Glucosamine and Turmeric capsules for several years now, and I have no pain anymore from the arthritis in my right wrist and index knuckle. These areas used to bother me quite a bit,...
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    Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    Hi Zack,

    There are good options out there for you. The first mandolin I bought, about 11 years ago, was a Kentucky KM 150S, which I bought from a friend for $85. New, now, they're a maybe $300...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    One of my favorite Irish airs is "My Lagan Love." I love the melody (played in C) and when I play it I play it straight the first time through with no tremolo. On the second time I tremolo the long...
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    Re: You did WHAT to your BC?

    I like to use Monster Grips, small circles of textured soft plastic that have a sticky back. I like them on the thumb side. Been using them for several years and they work great.

    Jack
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    Re: Mandocello tuned as octave?

    An octave mandolin would be tuned G,D,A,E. Seems like big leap to tune a mandocello.

    Jack
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    Re: Update to shoulder surgery

    I believe I did it last April while climbing around on a rain-wet roof trying to nail a board (as a temporary fix) over a place where I believed water was coming into the upstairs bedroom. I thought...
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    Re: Update to shoulder surgery

    A lot of great advice there, Brian, thank you. I've already thought about how I would know if I'd done something that might "undo" the surgeon's work. It's something I want to mention at my follow-up...
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    Update to shoulder surgery

    I got a lot of great thoughts from many of you about having surgery to fix my torn right rotator cuff, so I thought I'd update you all. The surgery took place this past Monday morning (19th) and went...
  10. Re: Saint Patrick's An Dro - Breton Tune played on an OM

    scifi, I love these tunes (and Breton music in general). The first one is Saint Patrick's An Dro, but what is the name of the second one?

    Also, I looked at your Short-tailed Snails website, and...
  11. Thread: Tabs TOTO-AFRICA

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    Re: Tabs TOTO-AFRICA

    I believe it's "Kilamanjaro rises like OLYMPUS above the Serengeti." Based on a Google search for the lyrics. "Leopress" just doesn't make any sense - why, or how, would a leopress rise above the...
  12. Re: For the older players: arthritis and mandolining

    Yes, turmeric is used in many world foods, including curry. I can't imagine mixing it in water and drinking it - that does not sound very appetizing to me! I like turmeric in foods, but taking it...
  13. Thread: Trophy Straps

    by JCook
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    Re: Trophy Straps

    I like a number of the designs, but I do believe that some metal part will invariably do something on the instrument in the case. The straps look like they're adustable in length, which is good, and...
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    Re: A non- mandolin question

    For a number of years now I've been using DownloadHelper, a plugin for Firefox, to download videos from Youtube. It's cross-platform, but it may only work on Firefox, I'm not sure. But, in the last...
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    Re: Instrumental Tune Recommendations

    Andy Statman's "Flatbush Waltz" is a beautiful tune for mandolin.

    Jack
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    Re: Elzic's Farewell to Baião

    Sweet!

    Jack
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    Re: Mandolins and Beer!

    danielpatrick, very nice playing, and I like the idea of mandolin music and beer reviews. I think you're the only one doing it. I'll look for Fat Tire beer here in Massachusetts. A couple of beers I...
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    Re: What's with the '-ist'?

    A mandolin pickist.

    Jack
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