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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here is the first video embedded, Jo. I went to the Advanced option, then click on the YouTube icon and paste in your url BUT delete everything to the left of and including the "=" sign. So in your...
  2. Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    I have just uploaded a video to the SAW group earlier today and, like Martin, I marked the video as NOT for children. It seems a way of passing the buck to the individual rather than the corporate...
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    Nice to see this great tune being revived here again. Here is a version I posted back in 2010, with my late accordion partner Derek MacDonald (no relation of Hector's, he assured me).

    The...
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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    His legacy will be in safe hands with you, Kevin. The music lives on.
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    Re: First few bars at slower tempo?

    You will sometimes hear players performing a set of March, Strathspey and reel where the transition from Strathspey to reel will have a couple of opening bars of the reel played at the closing tempo...
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    What a great resource, Roland. Thanks for making it available to us all. ;)
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Great playing, Jill. So, only 9 more weeks and tunes to complete your year! It has been a fantastic project and effort on your part.

    Now, what do you follow it up with? :confused::mandosmiley:
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    The fiddle excels at interpreting Scottish slow airs - Gow's Lament for his secong Wife is already mentioned above, and there are so many great slow airs, pipe retreat marches and other tunes that...
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    Re: Back in action

    Aidan, just had a look and listen to your tunes and wonder if you have thought of converting your music files from wav to mp3 format, which would save you a great deal of storage space on the site. ...
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Paul, do not see any Scottish venues on your link, just Kilkenny, but maybe there is something I have missed?
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    Re: Renaissance lute and mandore

    Fine examples of your skill once again, Jo. You certainly keep busy. The rosettes are very beautifully carved too.
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Great playing, Gunnar. There are a lot of jigs and reels that can be adapted as you have done, and a change of tempo gives a freshness to a well-known tune. Your picking and right-hand fingering is...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    Is it a good idea to hide power and other leads, Kevin? We tend to have them where we can see them. I have seen them taped down, or fitted into moulded rubber shields and even, as you mention,...
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    Re: Latest build electric mandolin

    Before I retired, 16 years ago, I was a schoolteacher and we had around 100 US children in our school (out of 900+ roll) as we had the huge US Navy Submarine base on the Holy Loch right beclose to...
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    Re: Latest build electric mandolin

    Fine instrument and lots of great ideas incorporated. Very generous attitude too in your willingness to share.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    What a great piece of playing on that jig, Jill.

    Good luck with the new scheme and your return to Ireland in the spring. If you approach it with the same enthusiasm and expertise you devote to...
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    Re: Tascam DR-05 vs Zoom H2N

    Charlie, for what it is worth, here is my input. I use the Tascam DR-05 and am very happy with it. I have no experience of the Zoom recorder but have heard good reports of it as well.
    The Tascam...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Great advice there, Jill, especially regarding the speed of the triplets. In Scottish music it is tempting to speed the triplets in Strathspeys and in the pipe marches, especially in the 6/8 marches...
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    Re: New to the forum Alan Cook UK.

    Another UK welcome here - from Scotland, Alan. I have been on here for several years and still find it a great and positive site. Have a look over at the Song-A-Week group for a really friendly and...
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    Re: Why the connection?

    Maybe the link is the fact that the tenor banjo can be tuned GDAE like the mandolin (though an octave lower)? Or maybe just that it is an instrumnet with strings but does not look like a guitar, so...
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    Re: Darragh Ó Ciardha Ó Cinnéide

    What a player, Jill.
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    Re: This is not a brag...

    And who knows - maybe in the near future Sarah will be on this very thread telling us how she has just learned a great phrase or lick from someone who posts as BadExampleMan! This is what makes...
  23. Thread: OM Setup

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    Re: OM Setup

    With an instrument straight from the box, it can generally have adjustments done at the nut to get a lower string height at the first fret. Fresh from the factory they tend to leave the nut a bit...
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    Re: New original, Dragonslayer's Reel

    Fine tune and playing, Gunnar.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Two more fine entries, Jill. Amazing that you have managed not only to keep finding the tunes, but to play them at a consistently very high standard. :mandosmiley:
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