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    Re: Notation Software?

    Exactly! I love the older collections that are out there. I randomly clicked on one link, that of the Jackson Manuscript of 1823 in Lancashire. I know so many of those tunes from fife and drum or...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    As mentioned, ABCexplorer lets you play the midi while watching the sheet music, and you can go ahead and change notes while it's playing the tune. I'll try to paste a screen shot of the working...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    ABCExplorer (and most ABC programs) prints out good quality sheet music directly or as various format digital files and plays MIDI in multiple voices. I can't actually play the ASCII characters, I...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    I rarely use tab, and using ABCexplorer, I can enter a page of sheet music into ABC, with chords and ornaments, in around five minutes or less, proofing via playback included. I've written out...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Jazz 88.FM in Minneapolis has "Bluegrass Saturday Morning", live from 7:00 am - 12:00 noon each Saturday. The show is hosted by Phil Nusbaum, includes both bluegrass and old time, and often Phil...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    My friend is ecstatic about her carbon fiber fiddle. She plays it at inside jams and hot, muggy outdoor festivals and it sounds great both places. I have a carbon fiber bow and there is almost no...
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    If you grow your own, OP is "open pollinated", meaning the vegetable seeds you are buying were pollinated by bees and bugs, and some stray pollen from other plant varieties might influence the...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Nice post, Hank. Seven years ago I got to take my Flatiron on a pilgrimage back to it's birth state and see Bruce and Mary at the Logan schoolhouse when it was putting out Webers. They are, like...
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    Re: The Bluegrass Store - Columbus OH

    Their jam goes on for most of Saturday, the folks are very friendly, and as you mentioned, they have lots of nice toys to take home with. Probably just as good I wasn't into tenor banjo yet last time...
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    Re: Roanoke, VA jams, pickers, etc.

    I'm still bummed about the time I finally made it to the downtown Roanoke Mill Mt. Coffee one Wednesday night only to be told the famous Roanoke old time jam was actually in Daleville, some 13 miles...
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    Re: ultra-mini battery/travel rig for electric

    I am a complete tyro on trons for strings, but I just bought a NS WAV electric violin to travel with. It makes almost no noise when not amped, but I wanted something to produce real sound if I should...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    So, while I'm not often finding myself playing classical style mandolin, in this thread I learned about the Bickford's, some pretty New Age type individuals from well over a century ago, learned some...
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    If you keep your eyes open, there are ouds out there. I was on the tram at Orlando Airport (MCO) and had a nice chat with a young Egyptian guy. He was quite surprised when I asked him if that was...
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    Re: Värttinä (Finland)

    Back when Minnesota Public Radio had The Morning Show, we were regularly treated to Värttinä songs to listen to as we had breakfast and got ready to go out the door.
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    Re: Any Penny Whistle Players here

    The memory is getting all foggy now, but I believe I taught myself fife before I got my hands on a whistle, so I knew most of the fingerings already, but I really learned a lot from Robin...
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    Re: Pete Seeger Ripping on Mandolin

    Me, freshman in college, pawnshop Suzuki tater bug in one hand, Jack Tottle's "Bluegrass Mandolin" in the other, now let's learn how to play this sucker! I can't play Catnip or Black Diamond, but I...
  17. Re: Jams and "traditional" bluegrass in Austin, Texas

    I'm not an Austin resident, but I get there occasionally, and so far have only managed to make the Stone Soup Session (think of the long-lamented Sandy's Old Time jam from Cambridge meets a British...
  18. Re: Columbus Ohio -- setup, shop, recommendations

    The Blugrass Musician's Supply (the name on the sign) is a great store for guitars, banjos, and mandos, plus all your gear, books, and recorded music. Not only that, they have a Saturday jam in the...
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    Re: New here--pick question

    If you would like to delve deeper into making a Rogue play better, scope out this thread:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?98399-Mandolin-Set-up-E-Book-by-Rob-Meldrum
    Rob has put...
  20. Re: Omaha, NE - New Mando Player looking for inspiration & others

    Hi, adbomaha, if your session seems like it has any legs, could you have someone list it on thesession.org? It isn't there, only two sessions that seem to have died off. Also, any particular...
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    "Dave Swarbrick Fiddle Tunes" Book

    In the early 70's, I heard my brother's "Fairport Convention" albums and I decided right then and there I wanted to play fiddle like David Swarbrick. I came to mandolin while trying to teach myself...
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    Re: slower celtic tunes

    I'm very fond of The Clergy's Lamentation, but almost no one I've played with knows it. It's attributed to O'Carolan, but some folks aren't sure. I learned it off a Horslips album, they play it...
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    Re: St. Paddy's Day song

    "Waxie's Dargle". No one will have a clue what you're singing in the verses, but they'll understand and really like the chorus.
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    Re: The Jaywalkers

    Having stumbled on the Jaywalkers a few years back (looking for different versions of Big Sciota, check out their video!), I bought their first two albums. Since then, I've been patiently waiting...
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    Re: What do you do instead of pizzicato?

    OK, so I knew this would happen. It's past bedtime, I got to get up early to take my son to the airport in the morning. "I'll just look at a few forum posts . . . ok, read that one . . . naw, not...
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