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    Re: 3/2 Time Pick Direction

    Seems that there are two versions of this song:

    1. A modern copyrighted version composed by Matt Merker, as in the video Jim posted above. Looking at the sheet music right now, I see that the...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It's not just MandolinCafe. FWIW, 30 seconds on Google brought up these:


    34 pages :disbelief: of many negative comments at TheGearPage.net.


    Various expressions including some discontent...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Yep. Once public opinion turns against them, which it looks like is well in progress right now (among musicians anyway, dunno about collectors) after that unfortunate video, things will likely not go...
  4. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Ha! :)) Good one. I've seen the reverse too, where the piano player keeps randomly changing the timing/rhythm for no reason, :( and the poor singers have to scramble to try to keep up. I've even seen...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    :disbelief: Reminds me of the 1990s parody about another large corporation - Microsoft copyrights God:


    "Microsoft Corporation today announced its intent to purchase, copyright, and upgrade God....
  6. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    I'd be interested in that app, but unfortunately for all of us millions of Android users, the app is for Apple only gadgets (as poster kvk mentioned). I got rid of my last Apple hardware years ago.
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    Re: Walmart mandolin

    Let's hope the "gifts" aren't alive. :disbelief: :)) (Thinking of a fiddle case I bought years ago which came with preinstalled bowhair bugs which reportedly also eat other things besides just violin...
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    Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    Oh! Good call. :)) I hadn't noticed that! :)
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    Re: 3/2 Time Pick Direction

    Well, I don't know if this is right or wrong and I'm certainly no expert, but I'd play it the same way I play everything else, whichever way works out the best. By that, I mean - if it's a fast tune...
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    Re: Downloading video files

    Not that I'm aware of, FWIW. :confused: When I upload my videos to YouTube, I've never seen an option as to whether or not to allow downloading. I don't monetize my videos though (I don't allow ads...
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    Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    :)) Guy in pic is happy 'cuz he upgraded the mandolin to 8 strings - whereas the ad offers only a one-string mandolin. :disbelief: Quote from ad:


    Package List:
    1 * Mandolin
    1 * Storage Bag
    1...
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    Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Well... I don't really know anything... :redface: ~:> but hasn't Nashville been kinda mostly about commercialized pop music since at least the 1960s or so anyway? [1] :confused: I mean it seems to me...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    :grin: She might have been thinking of all the stuff you might buy while you're there. ;) :grin: Some of the people I know who go to swap meets to sell stuff (mostly automotive items), they end up...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    Ha :)) I remember seeing those in the 1960s, never was into drinking them though (or Kool-Aid either)... although for a short while I thought Tang was pretty groovy. :)) :whistling: (I'm quite...
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    Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    :)) They Photoshopped the mandolin into the pic. They got the size wrong (more on that below a ways), and the pic has a number of other issues as well, including mismatched lighting angles and...
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    Re: southern flavor - key?

    I like that E5 sound (just an E and a B, no G nor G# at all), it leaves more to the imagination - it's not major nor minor, but could work with either or those. Makes it sound kind of mysterious and...
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    Lol! Virzi straw! :grin: :)) Very good! :)
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    Re: I need some serious help...

    I was thinking I read once that chords can't be copyrighted anyway, that is, the chord names & chord progressions & basic plain generic reusable strumming patterns aren't protected by copyright. Thus...
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    You might want to stock up while they're still available, before the straw suppliers switch to some other material that might not work as well - I keep seeing headlines that some regions are trying...
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    Re: The Song of the week social group?

    Here it is:
    "New to Our Social Group - Read Me First"

    EDIT: I just noticed that Gelsenbury has bumped that "Read Me First" thread to the top of the pile (thanks Gelsenbury!) :) so it will be...
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    Re: Help please dating A-style Gibson

    Perspex, apparently also called Plexiglas etc. :)

    (As an elderly U.S.-ian, I've only encountered the word "Perspex" one other time, about 30 years ago in a cassette-tape audiobook ghost story by...
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    Re: Web based backing track tool?

    Thanks bigskygirl! :mandosmiley: It's good when apps have the option to work offline. :)



    That sounded like something I needed to try, :grin: so - after reading yours and others' advice here -...
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    Re: Eurovision song contest worst song?

    Here he is wearing an avant-garde subminiature-mandolin hat :disbelief: while playing a rare Rogue mando-bass (left-handed!). :grin: Click pic to make larger:

    177047




    That link isn't...
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    Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    That would be good too. :mandosmiley: :)
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    Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Yeah I think you're right. (In those two bars, my arrangement's bass and guitar lines primarily just mimic the piano left-hand chromatic run notes, er well every-other note anyway... seemed mostly...
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