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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    https://youtu.be/u2xXfTNaKZU


    I started on mndln because it was easy to get into - being a guitar and fiddle player.. But after my BG interest waned, so did my mndln playing.. (I actually play...
  2. Thread: Ocatjo

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    Re: Ocatjo

    Gig bag. For example - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Road-Runner/RR1BAN-Avenue-Series-Banjo-Gig-Bag.gc

    Yes it's normal for slight depression of the head under the bridge. Adjusting head tension...
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    Re: "Map of music"

    Ll


    https://youtu.be/LdYjav7LiVQ
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    Re: "Map of music"

    I have graduate training in anthro too, but really I'm just sort of an arm-chair musicologist when I'm not playing. I worked in public health and have an avid interest in healing and community work,...
  5. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    I love traditional Chinese music and used to search for instruments (long before ebay). But I didn't live in the bay area and so I couldn't find any other than a yangqin. At the time I also played...
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    "Map of music"

    Here's a pretty cool intro to music. I especially appreciate the anthropological perspective and variety of music functions. I have to say the section on "medicinal" or healing practices - where...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    188509

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    ...And they fit (in the front seat) in most small econo-automobiles ;)
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Another long-time bassist here. I won't list my curricula vitae but i will say that i prbly had more fun as a bassist in a salsa band than anything (besides drumming of course).

    My vote is for a...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Hoping that Glen Hill (Mountain Glen Harps) and his shop in Phoenix, OR make it through ok.
  11. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    The range of stringed instruments in afro-latin musics is wildly varied - anything and everything has been used - as the rhythm is the essence; tonal characteristics is of secondary importance. If...
  12. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Unfortunately, the Chris Strachwitz doc "This Ain't No Mouse Music" is currently unavailable online. Here's a RC interview just out on YT which makes reference to it https://youtu.be/PcMSJe1PUU8
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    Re: 10 Questions for Jody Stecher

    Fwiw, Jody is still quite active over on Mike's oud forum, since 2011.
  14. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Here's a nice doc on Bream new on YT - https://youtu.be/8CBcT2lQMLY
  15. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    The first time I saw Latcho Drom was in sociology class back in the 90s. It had a tremendous influence on me - got me into flamenco guitar, which I studied for the subsequent 20 years..

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  16. Re: i think this would be such a cool tune to play on mandolin

    Well I love cajun fiddle (and accordion) - it's a blast to play bluesy dance music. It was my favorite fiddle style for years...until I got into nordic fiddle music - especially Norwegian hdgfl. ...
  17. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Someone on another thread posted the wonderful masterclass with Bream. Here are nice pieces on Segovia - gas at 8:58" https://youtu.be/RmdRCywCtbs

    Guitar geeks - 20:00"...
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    I was listening to a bunch of Lea Bertucci this evening and ran across this one on Delia Derbyshire. https://youtu.be/n2dvGQ32q8g

    I think I was Delia in a previous life or something..
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    Oh there are so many coming out - very cool. I've always appreciated the resource of ytube - it's so vast for the player and student.. just yesterday I ran into a couple of deep hour-long docs on...
  20. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    oops nevermind
  21. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    Nah, I'm not admonishing anyone! I just like the instrument - some of my favorite players and writers use bass cl particularly..it's one of my favorite instruments. Some folks play Bach and stuff on...
  22. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    https://youtu.be/L8_C04E8QHM (horn and bass clarinet)


    https://youtu.be/xGSUO8ieLIk?t=1080 (the great HB on clarinet at 18:00")


    https://youtu.be/X87qbjhPrYA

    Any instrument is 'only as...
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    Re: No motivation

    My post was intended to be positive, helpful. I apologize if I offended you. I'm suggesting humans look, in this time, at their myths. Of course, I would advocate for this any time. Crisis/trauma...
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    Re: No motivation

    There are many benefits of such an existential crisis. Privilege is blinding.

    The steady draining of immanent meaning from objects clears the way for some marvelous new totalization, so that in a...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    More seriously however, I'd most often start with grandpa's spells, or a rag i picked up from eddie davis which i dont recall the name but is cool - by the second B part people be moving with the...
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