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    Re: No motivation

    There are many benefits of such an existential crisis. Privilege is blinding.

    The steady draining of immanent meaning from objects clears the way for some marvelous new totalization, so that in a...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    More seriously however, I'd most often start with grandpa's spells, or a rag i picked up from eddie davis which i dont recall the name but is cool - by the second B part people be moving with the...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    i only play two tunes - possum up a gum stump, and (a variation of it) chicken up a gum stump. Some folks like it. Others don't can't please em all
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Of course there are rules/conventions that more or less dictate or help us define/refine what we do. Humans like form - lest we be without a sense of place and meaning. Some weirdos like me like to...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    What rules does your music follow? demanded the outraged professor.

    Mon plaisir, replied Claude Debussy.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    I prbly should have posted this one instead - he says straight out what he's doing (approximating maqam on guitar).

    https://youtu.be/HNm1hfWOK_M
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    @David -

    Ya Murat shows them all on ouds too (in other vids). Here he's just applying it to guitar...thought it more relevant for applying maqam on (equivalent tempered) mandola.
  8. Re: What upgrade for Hora/Thomman Octave Mandolin / Bouzouki

    I always post one or another DL vid to demonstrate the viability of the "hora/ozark/celtic moon/whatever.." CBOMs. Although Mr Dave obviously has the best mic/pickup/amp arrangement, believe it or...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    This fellow has many vids introducing the most common maqam https://youtu.be/eKZYlFrgub8
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Hermeto Pascoal https://youtu.be/06Qm-Z5OsHw

    For clarity, I never implied that one need to do anything at all, nor prescribe anything in order to acquire or possess "musicality." Nor even what...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    @CC - ah, I see :)

    I was thinking of creation of original work; in the case of the musician - composing, improvising..

    The theory piece you mention is much like a theory (of art) one of my...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Not sure I understand this.

    Re the "building from scratch," I think we are beginning at the same point irrespective of medium. How does creating with music/sound provide any more of an advantage...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    If we broaden our purview, we might see that ITM is firmly rooted in a western tonality and aesthetic and subject to minimal alteration from its rather strict adherence to specific form and style. ...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    You can't teach anyone anything: As the zen saying goes, "There is no teaching; only learning."

    Not to get too out there, but we could include an additional aspect to the "steps" Carl outlined. ...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    To illustrate my point would entail a dive into music history, sociology, art and philosophy as this involves engaging in the exercise - what is music? So if I threw up examples like Crumb, Varese,...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    As a general statement, this I would disagree with.

    The "notes" are the conventions we communicate with (specific genres, forms, etc). But I would argue that musicality can and often does...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Obviously, not all possess the touch, but to lesser and greater extent - aptitude, skill, sensitivity, knowledge, intuition (talent) can be evoked.

    *CC, perhaps apply your experience in visual art...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Yes. As Evelyn Glennie has said, listening/hearing is a special way of touch. Sensitivity, empathy and imagination can be developed via many methods.

    However, this is not suggesting that...
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    Hank Buen hardingfele

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hardanger-fiddle-Hardingfele-made-by-Hauk-Buen-Norway/193529668081?hash=item2d0f4461f1:g:nFQAAOSwafNe78r8

    NFI Pretty rare to see one (made in Scandinavia) pop up online. ...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    My issue as well - base of the thumbs. I gave up fretted strings as a result. I can play lower-tension strings like oud, charango, violin..

    I went to harp, fiddles, free reeds and woodwinds .....
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    Re: Reeltime Travelers

    Martha Scanlan put out a couple of nice albums over the last 8 or 9 years. I've followed her as she writes a lot about places I love.
    https://youtu.be/b8HPPu7DBKU
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    Happens to the best of 'em - laugh it off..
    https://youtu.be/erbFXptMpD4
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    Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    Well my whimsical view comes by benefit of having enjoyed coming up through classical pedagogy. I couldn't say that this isn't the best way to learn music/playing. After a life of classical/fl...
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Listened to the first two breaks - 5-string then tenor.. playing is typically idiomatic for each (fingerpicking, 5th-string drone vs flatpicking in "5ths tuning").

    Back when I was banjo active...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Ergonomics are everything!
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