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    Re: Thomann tenor

    I cannot speak specifically about Thomann's tenor guitar, but I can speak a bit about Thomann's instruments.
    I have a Thomann Irish Bouzouki.
    "and it seems cheap"
    Yes. it is. Like my bouzouki, it...
  2. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Pennsylvania has come up twice in this thread.
    One of my friends moved from New York State ( Finger Lake area) to Erie, PA.
    My friend moved to Erie for two reasons : close to Grandkids and close to...
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    "You could try Thomann https://www.thomannmusic.com/index.html they deal with the US, not sure about shipping &c"

    I purchased my Irish bouzouki from Thomann and was pleased with my transaction....
  4. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Well, others may not approve of my suggestion...

    "$2K+ (I'm in Canada, so I'm considering my dollar value here) is a stretch for something I just want to toy with...at first."
    Have you...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    I liked the line "Tell us if something is incorrect"!

    Where do you start???

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Mr Busman hit the nail on the head in post # 2.
    Buy a mandolin to play it.
    Get the mandolin that you like and will enjoy.

    "a decent oval hole should sell pretty easily."
    Indeed. Many people,...
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    Re: Slower is faster

    Well, Maybe it's just me, but I don't worry so much about speed.
    I worry about playing smoothly.
    Someone playing smoothly will sound faster than they are really playing.
    Someone playing as fast as...
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    Re: First Song?

    The first song that I learned on mandolin was Old Joe Clark, out of Jack Tottle's Bluegrass Mandolin bokk.
    The first song that I played on mandolin in public was Goodnight Irene - at a coffeehouse...
  9. Re: Music for mandolin, guitar, cello and piano?

    My suggestion would be the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts"
    It is accessible to all skill levels and is accessible to all of your instruments.

    After listening to "Memories of Alison", I thought that...
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    Re: Looking for an office mandolin

    I played a new Seagull S8 on Friday and was really impressed with it!
    I have a Kentucky 171 oval hole mandolin.
    Is the Seagull as loud as my Kentucky? No. With the smaller body size, it just can't...
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    Re: My New Guitar !

    Many years ago - in the early 1980s- I used to go to the Old Time Fiddlers Gathering in Battleground, Indiana.
    Bruce Cunningham lived in Battleground and did some part time instrument repair.
    Bruce...
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    Re: Need more dog songs...

    https://youtu.be/mLORXP1xFaw

    This is the link for the 1978 album Mike Auldridge & Old Dog.
    Starting at 10:30 is the song Old Dog.
    Good song on a pretty good album!

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Lucky Buy?

    Well, Jimmy Gaudreau liked the Kentucky 272 mandolins:
    https://youtu.be/xOYt29BaCk8

    Above is the you tube link. I don't know how to embed the video

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Simple pentatonic newbie question

    The following is not my original thought.
    This was posted some years ago on a pentatonic discussion here on Mandolin Cafe.
    I copied it for my own reference. I wish that I knew who to attribute it...
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    Re: New (old) waldzither

    Way cool new to you, old instrument!
    I hope that you lots of fun with it

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Aged Sound From A Kentucky

    I have a Kentucky 171 also. I enjoy this mandolin very much.
    I think that it will always sound like a Kentucky 171... just like my playing will always sound like Joseph Baker.
    What I know is that...
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    Re: What makes an Air?

    "I don't think most people would consider Star of the County Down an air."
    I called Canticle of the Turning an air because the sheet music called it that.

    "One of the distinguishing features of...
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    Re: What makes an Air?

    This is the you Tube version that I had been listening to!
    Very cool, indeed.
    "The voices have the simple melody, just follow that. Then follow the counterpoint and fills of the pipes"
    Now the...
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    Re: What makes an Air?

    I am obviously driving too fast.
    The sheet music that I have for the choir is in 2/2 time.
    I always tell the organist that "those dots on the page are just suggestions".
    Maybe I need to ignore the...
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    Re: What makes an Air?

    Thank you, Mark, for your replies.
    I enjoyed both of the tunes which you posted.

    Joseph Baker
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    What makes an Air?

    What is it, exactly, that makes a song or tune an Air?

    Does playing an air involve a certain technique?

    I am playing Canticle of the Turning with the choir at church.
    The tune is Star of the...
  22. Thread: Balalaika

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    Balalaika

    I just received this Balalaika from an old college friend
    A wonderful gift from a wonderful friend!

    Boiler Up!

    Joseph Baker159313159314
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    Re: Did Beethoven own a tater bug?

    "it's also a 6 string MIlanese mandolin"

    How is it tuned?

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Roadie Automatic Turner

    Back in the 1970s, all any of us had were A440 tuning forks.
    I remember the frustration of being out of tune when I was learning to play.
    Nobody ever accused me of having a good ear.

    Considering...
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    Re: Yamaha bowlback

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    "Joseph, yours looks just like this one? I found pictures of a few different styles online."157613

    Yes, it does.
    I have tried to post a picture of mine... I need a 12 year old to help...
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