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  1. Thread: Jimmy Capps

    by NickR
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    Re: Jimmy Capps

    Yes, Jimmy was great- I loved watching him on Larry's Country Diner where he played "The Sheriff" and gave such great backing to performers on the show. He had a long and productive career. There was...
  2. Covid Collab with Ella Fitzgerald: Lady Be Good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_c-70LtkfI
  3. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    I haven't been posting much lately, but there are backing tracks for about 30 or so jam standards on my blog. Just added Leather Britches and Cuckoo's Nest recently. It's all free.
    ...
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    On the D'Addario video Marshall uses the word "touch" ("ever so slightly"), not "rest". And, actually, he doesn't say "should" or "is supposed to", but "touches", indicating a natural result of...
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    Re: Mastering a New Skill

    Innate talent is not a myth. Look at violinist Sarah Chang. She was admitted to Juilliard at age five, auditioning with the Burch concerto. At eight she performed with both the New York Philharmonic...
  6. Fine music broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland

    Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter are lecturers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This concert broadcast from home isolation in Glasgow, and complete with fine mandolin content, was just...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    From a purely economic and marketing perspective, isn't it extremely useful to believe that instruments, all instruments, must only get better, and never worse, with more playing and age? And isn't...
  8. Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    First he and Tony's EMD blew my head off, then he showed me the way to Barstow while Janice was cooking in the background.
    Then we went to France and fiddled with Django's Steph with Opuses spinning...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Thank you all! I'm still trying to get these puppies in tune after nearly 60 years.
    Stay safe and be well!! Mandoln pickers survive!
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    This is what Matt Flinner is already doing with former students of his online classes. He uses ZOOM and mutes everyone but himself. He sends music ahead of time for us to download. He will play the...
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    Re: Tim O’brien on songwriting.

    Tim is a National Treasure
  12. Chris Thile's fingerings for B minor Allemande (solo violin)

    Hey y'all,

    I am working on a project for Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin in which I work up fingerings for each piece along with explanations on why I chose these fingerings....
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    And a poem from WB Yeats on "social distancing". Very appropriate for this St Patrick's Day-

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    by William Butler Yeats

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,...
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    Re: Tough times, tough decisions

    And Newfoundlanders delayed in Toronto. Note how everyone knows the songs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjbwMEDSgYA
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    Re: Tough times, tough decisions

    Among the toughest times is when sitting in a departure lounge, waiting for a delayed flight. The Irish have ways to deal with that..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XvKcLxj6I
  16. so cool sounding, Sierra Hull on split tuning

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



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

    and more sierra video while we are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBTh4O-_wjM
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    Re: Looking for new F Style Mandolin

    I paid $850 for a used KM 950 from the Cafe classifieds about 2 years ago. It showed no signs of having ever been played and came with original case, Cumberland Acoustic bridge, black tuning knobs,...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    I'm not shilling for this, but I did notice Peghead Nation announced Sharon Gilchrist's new course, starting this month, is "Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method." She gives a preview here.
  19. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    "Belief" is overrated. Just look at the mess it creates ~o)
    .....

    Science has not proven the "efficacies" of music (in this context)? Why am I not surprised.. ;)
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    I wonder where you are tonight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0N1I0YmZ2A
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Actually, R&B stuff can be played on mando and fit. The trick is... you MUST understand how the rhythm guitar(s) function in that genre. There a lot of guitar backup figures which are on the top...
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    Re: Free online mandolin lessons

    Good morning everyone,

    Thank you to those of you who gave me feedback on my previous post. I'm pleased to say my latest free "mini-lesson" is now up - this one's for the old-timey tune Hamilton...
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    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    There would have been more, but the mandolin was accidentally buried in whipped cream during a photo shoot.
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    I'm going back to old Kentucky off Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza!

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    I heard Hilary Hahn last week in a small church in Skaneateles, NY. She started off the program playing JS Bach’s Partita no.3 for solo violin. About a minute into her performance, I realized that I...
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