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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Standard as high as ever here, Jill.
    Enjoy your trip home too.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Yet another little gem, Jill. Those triplet ornaments are so beautifully played. I agree with you about 4-parters - we have that with so many of our Scottish pipe marches where it is so easy to mix...
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    Fascinating video, Nigel. Great insights into your thought processes, and the instrument sounds really good too!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Another fine rendition, Jill. Such clean playing, but still you get something of you into the tunes.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    But I bet you will manage to get something posted. The Irish air, if not the Guinness, will inspire you! :whistling:
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Two tunes in three days! You are pushing the bar even higher for yourself here, Jill. Lovely playing again.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Your usual great tone and very clean playing, Jill. You always make it look so relaxed and easy yet we know that nailing the triplets and other wee bits can be so demanding!
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    Re: Trouble Playing A major

    Have you tried the 2-2-0-0 A chord? You mention three-finger as a possible rather than the four-finger one, but the 2-2-0-0- gives you a chord which can be either major or minor (A-E-a-e), as it...
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    Re: A jarana jarocha I built

    Another fine creation, Jo. judging by the length of the neck (as compared against the size of the tuners), I am guessing it has a scale length between mandolin and mandola? How is it tuned?
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    Re: Shubb Capo Issues

    You can always retune your instrument after putting the capo on; many players will do this anyway. Many capos will put the guitar out of pitch when fitted as they can exert too much pressure. Have...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Queen of the triplets strikes again. Interesting progressions in this tune too. Lovely offering, Jill.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Another tune well played and delivered. The odyssey continues apace. Congratulations on your efforts.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Well up to your usual standard, Jill! Great tone and great picking, especially the triplets.
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    Re: Sound Ports, are they any good

    I recently built a mandola with a soundport and was very surprised at the difference in available sound I was getting from the player's perspective. I got a couple of fellow players to try it as...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    You are showing such courage in your terrible troubles, Ivan. You are an inspiration in your ability to keep this thread going.
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    Re: Chord Theory Question

    Generally, a chord in this form means that the note after the forward slash is the bass note the composer/arranger wants to use at that particular place. In your examples this would suggest a Gmajor...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Project going well, Jill. Geat sound from that mando.
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    Re: Reamer for Grover Tuner Bushings

    I am in agreement with Adrian and Marty. I too use only a tapered reamer after drilling the hole, and have not had any problems with getting tuners firmly seated. Using the tape to mark the depth...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, when my wife died totally unexpectedly in November last year, I lost interest in playing or even listening to any music, and I abandoned the MC site, something I was on every day, and usually...
  20. Re: do you hammer or press your frets-do you use glue?

    I tend to tap one end in, then work across the fret. I give the fret a very gentle curve (even on a flat profiled fingerboard) and I believe this helps the ends of the frets to seat better and be...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, words can seems so empty at a time like this. You are in my thoughts.
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    Re: Medieval citole

    Again, a lovely instrument, Jo. The YouTube video is interesting, especially the quill-like device you use for plucking the strings.
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    Re: Jimmy Moon Bouzouki

    Jimmy is a very fine and well-respected Scottish builder making fine instruments at very fair prices. Truss rod a good point to consider in any long-necked instrument.
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    Re: Seven songs for Tres Cubano

    A fine mix of tunes here, Ondrej. I have just learned that the Tres Cubano in your title is actually the name of this three-course instrument and not the name of a group! Silly me! I enjoyed your...
  25. Re: So...what would you do with an octave mando?

    Fiddle tunes are good, epecially the slower ones such as slow airs, where the octave's longer sustain is a big advantage over the mandolin. I use mine a lot to play highland bagpipe tunesand it is...
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