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    Patreon page

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  2. Irish trichordo and mandolin; Patreon tab & lesson

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    Re: Irish Mandolin lessons?

    I've started back teaching this week and still have some availability. https://youtu.be/LISYuKBO468
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    Re: Forthcoming Irish Traditional Music album

    Thanks MooglePower, the 70s comparison is very welcome!

    For anyone else interested we're down to our last dozen physical copies so pretty soon a download purchase will be the only option until (if...
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    Re: Forthcoming Irish Traditional Music album

    Yes that's me with the oud. This is the video https://youtu.be/ptbZT-gDJy4
    I'm playing that very tune on the album too while Rachel plays hardanger on that track.
    I've mostly been playing melody...
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    Actual Mandolin Content!

    https://alanreid.bandcamp.com/track/murty-rabbetts-polkett-efter-g-ssa-anders

    This mandolin track is now available to stream. I'm playing my Rigel G-110 here on these polkas.
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    Second track revealed

    https://soundcloud.com/www-tradconnect-com/alan-reid-rachel-conlon-the-craoibhins-salutethe-98

    Here's a set of rare marches from the album. I'm using a lot of ornaments in this one.
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    Re: Forthcoming Irish Traditional Music album

    https://youtu.be/LCNRbKT-sHY

    Another taster
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    Re: 5-course, tell me about yours?

    I have a Davy Stuart ten string bouzouki the "ZX10". Here in county Clare it's common to hear the use of the "blarge" name for a 5 course bouzouki ; "cittern" is rarely used.

    IMHO the Stuart tone...
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    Forthcoming Irish Traditional Music album

    First apology is for the self-promotion... And second is that there is only one track of mandolin on this... Primarily playing melody on tenor banjo but there is a lot of bouzouki on here too. In...
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    Re: Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    If anyone learned them they'd be welcome to play them in sessions.
    Yes, still playing the Ralf drum, it's still gettibg better the more I hit it.
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    Re: Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    Listen to REELS - Two of Mine (rough ropey recording) by Alan Reid Music #np on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.com/alfranreid/reels-two-of-mine-rough-ropey-recording

    For anyone interested. A...
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    Re: Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    Thank you James.

    I'm using a ehx freeze pedal for the drones.

    Currently in the middle of two different album projects. Only one track of mandolin on one of them. In 2016 I'll be recording a...
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    Re: Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    Listen to Mandolin Scordatura - Bottle of Brandy & Pretty Brown Girl by Alan Reid Music #np on #SoundCloud
    http://soundcloud.com/alfranreid/mandolin-scordatura-bottle-of-brandy

    Some more jigs...
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    Re: The Hurricane

    I used to play this often on banjo. As said by Tom above I use the open E string to enable me to shift positions.
    Here's a quick wee video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp1fB5iO5TU
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    Re: Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I find my Rigel competes well volume-wise with the mandolins I encounter most often. Everyone comments on its volume. The tone-gard and bluechip TAD50 plectrum helps...
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    Jigs on my Rigel G-110

    Here's a recording of myself playing my Rigel G-110 mandolin.

    https://soundcloud.com/alfranreid/jigs-cheer-up-old-hag-the-connaughtmans-ramble

    Anyone else out there play Irish/Scottish on a...
  18. Thread: Hop jigs?

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    Re: Hop jigs?

    Both slip jigs and hop jigs are usually notated in 9/8 time.

    A typical slip jig bar would be predominately three groups of three short notes (quavers/ 8th notes).

    Example 123 123 123

    Check...
  19. Re: Electric mandolin hardcase/flight case -hiscox or alternative

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    Went the custom flight case route in the end.
  20. Electric mandolin hardcase/flight case -hiscox or alternatives

    Hi,
    I recently got a Mann electric 5 string and have been looking for a case for it.
    I have been looking at the hiscox pro II case but I am not sure if my Mann would fit, particularly the width of...
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