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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    As a late comer in 2012..... damn now I feel old.
    Reassuring to see so many die hard mandolin fanatics, especially the new arrivals.
    A toast to a Scott and Dan and the whole crew for sustaining a...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Martin Wynne's number two, done in the Gerald Trimble style, mandocello takes the melody doubled on mandola, over an octave mandolin and mandola chord progression
  3. Thread: Mark is back

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    Mark is back

    in case you haven't been getting enough mandocello in your diet lately
  4. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    Nick I don't disagree mandocello and octave seem to be the fashion these days, I myself went down the cittern path for a spell but really wanted to focus more on the classic mandolin family with 4...
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    Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    Phillipe - its mostly the neck, the ovation has a standard guitar neck, other mandocellos I have played (and prefer) have a narrower fret board - makes the 5th stretches a little more manageable. It...
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    Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    I had one for 5 or 6 years until the top just peeled up one day, I gave the pieces to someone who wanted to try and repair it, nice cause it plugged in, they are decent instruments, but to me it felt...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here's Cattle in the Cane on the Octave, Art Dudley learnt me up on this one before he passed away last year.
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    Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    I agree with Honeybucket on the Focusrite Scarlet 2xi or 4xi, these accept XLR or 1/4 inch inputs and will power mics and act as a basic preamp, this feeds into your PC via USB and can plug into any...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    There are 3 version of "Dry Grass on the High Fields" that I know of

    on "The Fields of November" probably the most well know version with the fiddle taking the melody
    on "Old and New" this...
  10. Re: Breaking down "the old home place" mando break

    First time I saw these, Wayne really brings the concept to life from the perspective of an actual "learner", as opposed to an accomplished player, which is a refreshing change. His real world...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    its been said here already, Perfection is like infinity you can never reach it but can only move towards it.
    Perfection is also very relative " I had the perfect cup of coffee" or "it was a perfect...
  12. Re: David Grisman - 'Home is Where the Heart is'

    I particularly like "Little Willey", "Feast Here Tonight", "Down in the Willow Garden" and "House of Gold", really classic stuff!
    I think there's a nice "Georgia Rose" on there as well, I had it on...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's Dry Grass on the High Fields on a Ratliff Mandocello over Octave and Mandola chops.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Bobby Casey's Hornpipe on the Macica F5 and the Weber Black Ice Octave
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    I agree with the recommendations for graphite ( the black part of the pencil) in the nut groove, or perhaps replacing the nut itself, the tuner could be loose or even the bridge and or tail...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    The one form I love is the 0011 (or 2233 and so on) minor 7th chords, it really speaks on the mandocello, the 0002 (or 2224) minor 9th is very nice as well

    though challenging on the first few...
  17. Re: Bach Cello Suites arranged for CGDA instruments/Octave Mandol

    the constraint being they are written in bass clef and tenor ( and I believe a few of them move between tenor and bass clef), my understanding is they exist in treble clef, just not sure where...
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    I have had several Pac rim and while they were good instruments, IMHO they generally lack volume and tone more than anything, the tone being "thin" and the volume just not there, I surmise this is...
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    Re: fiddle tunes alto clef

    a suggestion that will take effort, but use Muse Score to transcribe fiddle tunes to alto clef.
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    Re: Freshgrass video- Everybody's Talkin'

    Seems Like Daryl and Mr Sun are frequent performers at Fresh Grass, I caught him with Mike Marshall last year, Allison Brown also a frequent Fresh Grass performer, she did a CCR tribute with a bunch...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Peter Ostroushko, while not a critic of F style, definitely favored A style, and was very vocal about that. I own mostly Fs but I also own some As and have had a few over the years. As far as sound...
  22. Re: Forest and Kate O'Connor - Sound of Silence

    although Forest is quite the mando picker, giving his Dad a run for his money...
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    Re: Ethan Sherman - Waiting On Vassar

    Awesome, Jerry Douglas said at the time that was the hardest tune he ever played!
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I picked one up and it was too late by the time I put it down, l
    a lot of cool stories here, Mandobart takes first prize for front porch Saturday evening jawing IMHO so far...
    I do recall many...
  25. Re: “Satan is Real” Louvin Brothers movie looks like it’s happeni

    I think my favorite part of the book was when they were so excited to listen to the new records their Dad bright home they used broom straws as phonograph needles,
    The grandeur and mystery Roy...
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