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  1. Re: Right-handed fiddle player, left-handed mando player

    Plenty of left-handed Irish flute players (playing LHed instruments): Michael McGoldrick, Cathal McConnell. As so many flutists start on tin whistle which can be played with either hand on bottom...
  2. Re: Right-handed fiddle player, left-handed mando player

    For a several years in 00's I spent time recreationally playing left-handed on mandolin and tenor banjo. One of the results of this ambidextrous training was that it upped my fingerpicking (RHed)...
  3. Re: Right-handed fiddle player, left-handed mando player

    Ryan Thomson, aka "Captain Fiddle" has written extensively about lefthanded fiddle playing. A right-handed player, he developed focal dystonia in his right shoulder which made him unable to control...
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    Re: "Eight More Miles to Louisville"

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  5. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    https://youtu.be/cCDEAyKZerY
  6. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    Submitted for your consideration....

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a1/e1/47/a1e147040009d1df7b8d135fda9e9d4a.jpg

    THE STUDY OF THE AMBIDEXTROUS MANIFESTATIONS...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Psyche:
    How to maintain a healthy brain
    Adopt these lifestyle changes and you will not only sharpen your mind today but also reduce your risk of dementia later on....
    ...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    " I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to argue further unless you've paid!"

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    Re: Memorizing a song

    https://youtu.be/ab7NyKw0VYQ

    :)) :crying: :))
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I never "assumed" that. If you think that, then you have missed the point entirely. It's not about public performance for a barroom of plastered adoring "fans".

    It doesn't make a bit of...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    The tunebook for these "Double Hornpipes" is John of the Greeny Cheshire Way, compiled by John Offord. A number of these tunes have been recorded by John Kirkpatrick. Probably the most familiar of...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I have to disagree with you. Those "reasons" are more like "excuses". OK, hold a violin/fiddle with your chin can be problematic for singing. However it is not that big a deal to reposition it...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Just as a contrast....Doug Kershaw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Mj1mZiDRc

    But the ultimate, imo, in singing with an instrument are the B3 organ players who also kick the bass pedals. I...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Yes...that was who I had seen doing the fiddle-singing workshop (much longer than this excerpt). Is the full class session video still up?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6BY5pMCF7c

    Niles H
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I just skimmed through this thread, so I may have missed something pertaining to the following.....

    One thing that seems to be a characteristic of English fiddle is that the fiddler often...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folk songs

    Good job! Quite renaissance & baroque.
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    George Frayne (Commander Cody), RIP

    Saw the notice on FB.

    CC and The Lost Planet Airmen.....definitely my favorite country-rock outfit.
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    What is the context? Is this a solo mandolin thing...no other instruments?

    If there are other instruments LOWER than a mandolin, it could be any number chords, depending on what you hear as...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of you folks are making things much more complicated than it should be. QUIT (or cut back on) relying on some sort of Visual "memorization", whether it's Tab, notation, or looking at your...
  20. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Just because a lead sheet gives a chord such as B7b9, there is no requirement for you to play all 5 notes of that chord simultaneously. You can play 3 notes if you want. Or you can break the notes up...
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    Re: Sixties Music

    Fire - (Jimi Hendrix)
    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/fire

    Good Morning Mr. Walker / Wait Til Tomorrow (Mighty Sparrow / Hendrix)...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Stop thinking about RELATIVE MINOR (D, B minor) all the time and start thinking in terms of PARALLEL MINOR (D, D minor). Wobble back and forth between D and Dm for a little while, and it will sink...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Instead of concentrating on theoretical explanations worthy of Beldar Conehead and the Institute of Prearranged Sonics of Remulak, you'd really be a lot better off just putting the stuff into your...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    MODES MADE EASY
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/niles.html
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    Timour The Tarter
    Miller's Reel
    Paddy Ryan's Dream
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