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    Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    I've been wanting to put out some ideas in tutorials for Willie Nelson numbers, but there never seems the time, or I lack the patience, to do it the way I want. This morning, I decided to go ahead...
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    This Masquerade

    Mostly just the simple one line melody, with a MIDI backing band groove I created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo6_xryN10
  3. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    I've always really enjoyed this clip. Seems worth adding to the conversation.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxMEYcvcUKs
  4. '30 Epiphone Tenor - Mansion on the Hill

    Instrumental take on Hank Williams' Mansion on the Hill. Tuning on the tenor is CGDA

    https://youtu.be/WJ098MaZstE
  5. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Hi Sue -
    I completely understand! Here are some thoughts I have. I have worked hard at eliminating the "someday I will be able to do that" syndrome. I have encouraged myself to get "beauty out of...
  6. Thread: New Tenor

    by thistle3585
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    New Tenor

    Finally got this wrapped up last night. I've had it 90% done for sometime but been doing final tweeking on it and learning to play it for the last month or so. 23" scale, Almuse soap bar pickups,...
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    Re: Hollow Body Electric Tenors

    They'd both be Tops with Arch.
  8. Re: Latin, Klezmer and Eastern European sheet music site

    I have just revisited the tango "My Love" by Joseph Gioč (1890-1957), which I recorded back in 2014 from a lead sheet found at the espressomap.com site, as per my original post above. The site is...
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    Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Here's my attempt at Kellarin kautta by Otto Hotaikainen. Mandolin is my 1935 Gibson A-50 with elevated fretboard. Probably still a bit fast for schottish tempo. Didn't seem that fast when playing...
  10. One of the coolest quartet pieces ever: Samurai by Ryo Aoyama

    This is such a fun piece to play. I partnered with a guitarist friend to put together this quartet which turned out really nice.

    Ryo was inspired to write the piece by the main character from the...
  11. Amazing video of Josh Luttrell finishing an Ellis

    Thought we could all use some soothing relaxing video to watch today.
  12. Tiny Moore Living Room Concert and Interview

    This showed up on Ed Elliot's Facebook page. If you're not familiar with Ed's work check him out on Facebook.
  13. Ritus contra omnes genera pestis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMs9m7kufwQ


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMs9m7kufwQ
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    I just a posted a video of me and my El-Ray,
    I can't do it justice, but will keep trying!
    Chuck


    https://youtu.be/J8glxVBfqNU
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Interesting, chords are almost all I play. I finger the chord patterns to get to the melody. And yes, I play mostly chord-melody.

    Nice thing is, there's room for all of us. Never be afraid to...
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    Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I bought this small (23" scale) guitar for $30 from a guy. (We did it in a parking lot, like it was a drug deal.) All laminate El Degas, which was a distributor (in the 60s and 70s?).

    The bridge...
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    Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    How is it I never heard of this young lady before? Splendid playing!
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    Tim O’brien on songwriting.

    Very cool and informative video. He’s such a down to earth guy...


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j4lSQfvWC5c
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    If you have enough volume another way to increase bass is to turn down mids and highs. Usually an impedance mismatch robs the bass.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    The Duo Lynx was booked for today at the Stanford Hospital Bing concert but we got cancelled late Monday eve. We had a great show prepared with newly discovered Mezzacopo tunes, original tunes and a...
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    Re: Advice sought about 1917 Gibson H1 Mandola

    Yes, that can be done. It would require additional cabinet and finish work.

    It's better to avoid causing a problem to begin with, by not subjecting an old Gibson to too much string tension....
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    Re: Dash Crofts

    I thought maybe it was time to revisit this old thread--cool article on Seals and Crofts in Feb Texas Monthly:
    https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/secret-oil-patch-roots-summer-breeze/
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It's only skin off your back if you allow it to be :)
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    From my contact at Eastman just now:

    No plans to make a four or five string version of the El Rey mandolin at this time.

    Getting ready to dive back into the madness here in a bit, see what I...
  25. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    I took your advice (ajh) and ordered a Kala tenor and am really pleased. For anyone wanting to experiment with a tenor but not wanting to commit a ton of resources, this is a great option. My setup...
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