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    New Vintage playing Big Mon

    Here's an Acapella collaboration on Big Mon.
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    Interview with Tom Rozum

    Thought people may enjoy this. What a player.

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/california-report-tom-rozum-laurie-lewis-right-hand-man/
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    Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D

    Bet you didn't know Canon in D had more to it, did you?

    Point 1) the Canon isn't meant to be played as slow as it's represented in popular media. I literally can't listen to popular versions of...
  4. All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    The last festival that I had signed up for has cancelled. Being in the high risk category, I took the news with mixed emotions.

    Apparently, 2021 events aren’t looking so good right now either. ...
  5. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Ha ha. Well we are both in North America it's all good!

    Actually bird song is something I have been keenly interested in for many decades - -since the 1950s or so? The use of memorable phrases...
  6. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    I had MAS for 18 years, since I bought my first one. But the 2008-9 recession cured it for good. We lost our jobs, our really nice house and our credit rating. We nearly had to declare bankruptcy and...
  7. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    You could also weld the loop to the pin and then there would be no way it could slip off!

    We’re not talking rocket science here, its only a mandolin tailpiece. Yes, you can use a capo, you can use...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Nothing like camping/rving and picking.

    Adam
  9. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Hi Jake,
    I went through my .tef files and found whatever I could that came off the Traveler's album. Some of the tunes are almost exact transcriptions, such as El Grillo, Birdland Bounce, Chief...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    If we're lucky.....many people never experience getting old. I'd like to get a little older yet.
  11. Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here are some live videos that feature some very fine bands (and some Sorensen mandolins in action too).

    Special Consensus with Nate Burie on his Sorensen Pacifica --
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpTAvo5hxiY
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Guess we got to let the man himself show us how its done, I love how Joel McCormick is like " You wait patiently in silence when Norman is playing, you don't interrupt"
  14. Thread: Blue chip picks

    by RickR
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I've been on the great pick adventure the last couple of years and I am sold on Blue Chip based on the quality and the outstanding customer service I've received. I've tried a number of others but...
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    Re: Tailpieces

    I have been fortunate to have had a mandolin with a James tailpiece for the past 1 1/2 years. They are expensive but really nice. Yesterday I changed the strings on a mandolin with the Allen TR2...
  16. Thread: Tailpieces

    by Ray(T)
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    Re: Tailpieces

    My Collings mandola came with one of the Allen type tailpieces and I hate it with a vengeance. It’s difficult to keep the string loops on whilst you’re stringing up and you have to yank the strings...
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    The sound of a Girouard mandola

    I wrote this tune right after I got my mandola from Max and Lauri and named the tune for them. Finally got it recorded properly and my friend Gregg Daigle put some video footage to it. Turned out...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    We have several fine builders of exceptional mandolins at our disposal these days. And we should consider ourselves very fortunate for having such unprecedented choices.

    That said, I think we...
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    You should see my mandolin. Dragged to over 2,000 gigs. Dents and dings mean nothing to me. Nor do slight imperfections in naturally grown wood. What does it sound like? And, to top it off, to help...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    When stainless and evo frets were introduced, I figured it was just a matter of time before people reported that they could hear a difference between them and nickel silver. Just a matter of time...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    In the early 80s I practiced between 10 and 16 hours daily. Had a job taking change on the graveyard shift of a self service gas station. In the 90s it was about 4 hours daily. Now in my 60s, I...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I'm under 18 and Male. I know that most people my age have no clue what bluegrass, mandolins, or forums are, and the ones that do usually are too busy with school to be active on one. If you check...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    While practice is essential to keep your playing ability up and for learning new tunes, for a beginner a few lessons to make sure you're doing it correctly can be of great benefit. Practicing bad...
  24. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    As for the age spectrum, I suspect there is a filter at work here. After all, this is not electric guitars.

    Assuming you start playing at an age when the mandolin slowly looms out of the mists of...
  25. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Some truth, but plenty myth in my opinion. To really get a feel for any resource you'd have to identify everyone not using a name by their gender identity. Even that wouldn't identify a gender...
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