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    Re: Famous Octave Mandolin players

    John Reischman played Octave Mandolin on the very rare Todd Phillips album "Released"- close enough for me
  2. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Interesting choices so far, there are too many to list, I concur with mingusb1 that Fleck's "Drive" is just a classic 2nd Generation Bluegrass Album but I wouldn't really call it an album featuring...
  3. Re: Music and Nature Videos - Sobell Banjo Lute and Flute

    Yes great playing by all, sounds finger style or are you using a plectrum ?
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    Re: String change frequency

    I change them when they need changing....
    Which is at least once month when I was gigging heavy, but these days not so much, more like 90 days, and that's only if I have been playing it ( been...
  5. Thread: Cazadero

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    Re: Cazadero

    couldn't play the link- my band did it in D always a crows pleaser
    - I remember when we were first learning it the bass player said -"that is a lot of notes"
    a fun challenge and very cool tune, I...
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    Re: Trillium Mandola (new to me)

    Trilliums have a great reputation, I have played a few of Bob's octaves, I'm sure that's a gem of a dola! Congrats!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    nicely done - lets hear more!
  8. Re: PETER GREEN (Fleetwood Mac) R.I.P. no manod

    Love that whole album "Then Play On" such a huge guitar sound evolving there
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Swallow Tail reel, on the double octave octave, on the front porch, on a Sunday morning
  10. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Bigskygirl- I'm right there with you - I do find if put it down for a while ( sometimes more than a day, usually not intentionally just the rest of life is hungrier at the moment) but when I pick it...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Sherry - two finger chords are fine - when you move into 3 and 4 finger chords, don't forget about 2 finger chords- for they can be very useful a lot of the time, if you don't feel comfortable- hang...
  12. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    Funny I just picked up ( downloaded.... streamed ....transubstantiatied.... )"It Ain't Necessarily Square" yesterday, can't seem to find "Playing it Straight" though out there in internet land.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Tips

    "I have been doing pretty well with the C G and D chords on my octave mandolin"

    Great now take the C shape and move it up 2 frets, you have a D ( actually a D add 9 chord if you leave the E...
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    Re: Evening prayer blues

    I really like this version by Darol Anger and The Furies



    although I would not use this as a style reference to Monroe's Original.
  15. Re: Mandocello, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar.. New Tune.

    Very Cool - I have a Goldtone mandocello too - what do you think - I was actually pretty impressed the shop worn special I picked up.
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    just discovered this as well, pretty cool


    North Atlantic Tune List
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I might be proof you can't, I think of musicality of "knowing where to go next" whether that be imitating, improvising or composing.
    Great song writers weather they have good musical performance...
  18. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    Saw him in the late 80's at the NY State Fair, he didn't play much fiddle. mostly electric guitar, but it was good, growing up in my house rarely a day passed without one of my brothers playing a...
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    Re: New Mandola - Video

    very nice - full rich tone

    great playing as well!
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    I fully believe the author should get full credit - but it should say "arranged by" ( or maybe deranged by?) when it's traditional
    I have also written a fiddle tune or two, lets face it - no one is...
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    Re: Pickguard for a Weber Octave?

    My Weber Black Ice - I usually wind up removing pick guards but this one is staying for now

    186968
  22. Re: why are some chords for guitar not listed in chord books for

    I always thought the Mel Bay mandolin chord book was a very good reference - my copy does not have a cover and it is copyright 1963( something older than me, how about that)...
    it has not only chord...
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    Re: Washburn Americana M3SWE

    I had one a while back, and while it is a decent starter mando, I even did a some "shows" with it, for 850 I think you can get much better quality used mandolin for that or less. Unfortunately...
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    Re: New Mando.........No Joy.

    I agree they look to be "above" the natural wood

    but how does it sound?

    at that $ I would expect them to allow and exchange or return or something.
  25. Re: why are some chords for guitar not listed in chord books for

    We would not be able to cover chord theory in it's entirety here but with only 4 possible simultaneous tones on mandolin as opposed to 6 on guitar ( that us mere mortals can only manage) when you...
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