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  1. Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    D'a exp74cm
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    Starting this Friday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Central Time we will begin installing the next generation version of our Forum software. As a result, the Forum will be off-line for between...
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    box player John Whelan was talking about a music-based ireland tour via bus, i think. Cherish the Ladies does a cruise, but i vaguely remember something about a land tour in Ireland at some point. If...
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    sorry forgot link

    https://webanjo3.com/fan-tour/
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    Irish group We Banjo 3 do a tour each year. See link attached, although I see 2020 is waiting list only for cancellation. We Banjo 3 may suit you as it's Irish with a mix of bluegrass, Americana etc...
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    Mick Moloney does tours. Legendary Irish mandolin player himself.
    http://mickmoloney.com/
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    Ye might check out Wild Atlantic Music Tours - aside from the fact that the Wild Atlantic Way winds through a beautiful part of the country, their roster of musicians who lead the tours is pretty...
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    Dave,

    I went on a southwest Ireland music tour with Inishfree last year and had a fabulous time. We toured quaint villages and countryside by day and caught intimate ITM in the pubs every evening....
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    Re: Irish Music Tours -- suggestions

    1. Nothing wrong with Little Beggarman (Red-Haired Boy, Soldier With a Wooden Leg), whatever you call it.

    2. Where are you located –– anywhere within shouting distance of Rochester NY? The Dady...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    A banjo player goes to the doctor.

    "Doc, I can't stop playing 'The green, green grass of home.'"

    "That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome."

    "Is it common?"

    "It's not unusual..."
  11. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Personally I'd be looking at making my retirement account grow.

    Buying for the sake of buying is nice but it doesn't sound like you're looking for a specific instrument. Spend some of that money...
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    Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Working with my contact at Collings and Waterloo and it looks like this is going to happen at some point in the near future.

    Who'd be interested in a giveaway of one of these very fine mandolins?...
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    Re: Song Writers???

    If you listen to a majority of pop songs today, you'll notice that the melodies usually span less than an octave, and rarely have leaps of more than a third.

    There's a great book by Jack...
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    Always (Irving Berlin)

    Irving Berlin: "Always"

    This is a 1925 song in waltz time by Irving Berlin, one of his best-known tunes. I have recorded it as an instrumental for two mandolins with tenor guitar backing, using...
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    I can't say this without bias (obviously), but my course at Peghead Nation might be what you're looking for. Each lesson offers a chord melody arrangement of a standard tune--and it includes videos...
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    No problem Pete... I was trying to address the subject of this thread.

    I have dabbled a little bit into Barry Harris. Mostly his adding that extra note (sharp 5 or diminished 6) into the major...
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    Re: Ektarina Skliar playing Asturias

    Fretting notes with the thumb is a common balalaika technique. It is taught in Mel Bay's balalaika method.
    She also uses that technique a lot on the domra. So, probably, that's a common domra...
  18. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    I donít like metronomes. Iíve tried several. They all speed up and slow down while Iím playing. 😉
    Bob
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    JazzMando website to sunset soon

    With very much mixed emotions, I’m announcing the JazzMando website will be shutting down permanently in the next few weeks. It’s been a good run, nearly two decades, but the cost of upgrading its...
  20. New Chord Melody from Aaron Weinstein: Give Me the Simple Life

    https://youtu.be/PF7brdJ_WrI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7brdJ_WrI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3iSeFD2YXE4ATpIlteegAYDC9OtYC1r-LYVAp_PJucsK77ShwTWZQTUjk
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    Re: How To Avoid Losing An Expensive Pick

    I put it in the strings of an expensive mandolin :)
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    Re: How To Avoid Losing An Expensive Pick

    Always a good way to go. Am similar with the tuner and extra picks (and batteries). On guitar I add bridge pins and capo to the case, too. Just have too many instruments to go with a BC in the...
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    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/el-gaucho-clip

    FYI, we have a nifty Soundcloud hack, couldn't be easier, displays right here which will increase your listeners. Link here and advanced posting mode...
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    Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Here is a clip from the workshop gig, Shorter's "El Gaucho", on which I take the first solo.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/el-gaucho-clip

    As before, using my Almuse 10-string electric.
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    Re: Between Alpine and Marfa

    Just drove by it three weeks ago. It's in Marfa which has several fine Tex-Mex burrito places where Hispanic grandmothers are cooking. I suppose the town is getting a lot more business since the Tony...
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