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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Chuck, that was awesome! I love it!

    And Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us too:)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpvn9Lpy1cM
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    Re: Soundboard tuning and tone bars/bracing

    I told myself that I would not get involved in this thread, having been admonished not to if I can't "think outside the box" (which, to me, roughly translates as "reinvent the wheel").
    I've been a...
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    Re: Adi top break in

    Yes, a new Weber Special Edition and several new professional violas.

    I don’t think it helps the case to maintain flattops are different from archtops. If wood improves because of the vibration it...
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    Bill Evans type voicings

    I was watching some vids of Bill Evans today and came across this video teaching chord voicings in his style.



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

    Thought I'd write out mandolin...
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    Re: New bridge saddle

    Another contributing reason is the sharp inside corner, where that top is relieved for the adjuster wheels, causing a stress riser. I now cut that to round, rather than a sharp corner, on my bridges.
  6. Re: Sé Mo Laoch - TV series on Irish legends

    The Alec Finn programme is very good.
    https://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/se-mo-laoch/
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    Re: A guys walks into a thrift store...

    You might want to take a look at this page. Gregg Miner put it up years ago.

    Rick Turner talks about them and their guitars on this page.

    When I first came to the Cafe I posted some wrong...
  8. Thread: La Bolduc

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    La Bolduc

    Madame Mary (Travers) Bolduc (1894-1941), known as "La Bolduc", was a very popular folk musician and recording artist in Quebec. As well as playing fiddle and harmonica, she composed songs in the...
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    You Never Can Tell

    Long live Chuck Berry



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGKzlgWr_VA
  10. J.S. Bach: Crab Canon (from The Musical Offering)

    Johann Sebastian Bach: "Das musikalische Opfer" (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079
    Canon a 2 cancrizans (Crab Canon)

    This is one of the most mathematically elegant of Bach's pieces, from the...
  11. Jeremiah Clarke: A Trumpet Minuet, OM/mandocello duet

    Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): "A Trumpett Minnuett"
    From "A Choice Collection of Ayres For the Harpsichord or Spinett" (1700)

    This is a short keyboard piece, possibly originally intended for...
  12. Baroque mandocello duet: Air Anglois #19 (George Bingham, c1700)

    George Bingham: "40 Air Anglois pour la flute a un dessus & une basse, Livre Troisième"
    Published in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier, 1704/05
    Air # 19

    This is an air written by the English music...
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    cloudy days

    Now that the Cubs are done I have a bit more mando time. Plus we've had a couple raw, overcast or rainy days, chilly first days of fall. So naturally I played Nuages, that beautiful Django melody,...
  14. Article: A Foundational Thing: Bluegrass and Beyond with Andrew C

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content.php?493-A-Foundational-Thing-Bluegrass-and-Beyond-with-Andrew-Collins
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    Re: Medieval v modern mandolin

    There is a world of music for mandolin that is not American bluegrass/country; Italian music, Choro, classical, Klezmer, Irish trad, and so on.

    The mandolin evolved from the earlier mandora and...
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    Dusted off my Guild

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FGctT_E4K4

    She's been sitting in the case all summer. I've been in TB mode for awhile, but I love the electric tenors. I know a lot of you guys have some vintage...
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    My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    I often publish stuff on YouTube that's really just "raw practice stuff." This one is no exception.

    As a guitarist, I pick and play some Jimmie Rodgers tunes for people, and today I decided to see...
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    Re: OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    Here is a study done comparing various wood glues for strength under different conditions using a scientific method approach -- not at all conclusive because the number of replications is too small...
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    OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    The recent thread on headstock repair inspired me to bring this up. In one of the posts, one of our members mentioned a fish glue repair that failed twice. When one of my suppliers first started...
  20. Thomas Morley (1593): Canzonets To Three Voices

    Thomas Morley (1557-1602): Canzonets To Three Voyces

    1. Lady Those Eyes, Those Eyes Of Yours - 0:00
    2. Love Learns By Laughter First To Speake - 1:49
    3. See Mine Own Sweet Jewel - 3:24
    4....
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    I wrote a mandolin conerto

    Hey y'all, I wrote my own mandolin concerto and finally got around to posting it. Here's a link if you wanna give it a gander:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZzj4njkZdU


    My playing isn't the...
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #18

    Ken Whiteley (b. 1951) is a musician, songwriter, and producer, playing in a variety of styles on guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, jugs, piano, accordion, harmonica, kazoo, and percussion...
  23. Trumpet Voluntary by John Stanley 1712-1786

    Trumpet Voluntary from 10 Voluntaries for Organ, Op 6 No 5 (1752) by this well-known English Organist and Composer of the 18th century. He was a contemporary of, and much admired by G F Handel
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  24. Visit to Apitius Mandolins, Outside of Toronto

    Howdy folks. I was introduced to Apitius mandolins almost two years ago with this post by David Benedict. Even though I had a perfectly suitable mandolin, I was blown away by the tone and ended up...
  25. Re: Other primitive, raw mandolin music like early Bill Monroe?

    Buzz Busby! …. Jimmy Gaudreau turned me onto Buzz back in 1976 in Shannock, RI, the small "town" where Jimmy came from and where my grandmother had a place on a nearby pond where I lived a couple...
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