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  1. Thread: Avalon

    by Dave Hicks
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    Avalon

    Pop-jazz tune from 1920, first recorded by Al Jolson, here with C6 lap steel and electric mandolin.

    This tune always seemed a little goofy to me, an aspect I did nothing to counter.

    Warning:...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    It was right there in the case where I expected it (1916 Gibson A0). But before that, it was at Elderly. (Same for the previous one, a Flatiron A5 Jr.)

    D.H.
  3. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Short for fiduciary and ambulatory.

    D.H.
  4. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    Whim. Now and then I invent a need for a recording project that needs multiple instruments.

    But I'm starting lap steel lessons tomorrow ~:> , so that's the one on my mind currently.

    D.H.
  5. Thread: Jubilee

    by Dave Hicks
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    Re: Jubilee

    When you bring in Zoom the Robodrummer, you make a deal with the Devil.

    Try this, then:

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/jubilee-no-drums
  6. Thread: Jubilee

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    Re: Jubilee

    Thanks! That's actually what I figured.

    D.H.

    PS: Too late :( , I found perhaps the finest verses of all...

    Love it is a killing thing,
    Beauty is a blossom,
    If you want your finger bit,...
  7. Thread: Jubilee

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    Jubilee

    Nontraditional arrangement of a traditional Appalachian song. A play-party song from the days when dancing and music were sinful, but it was OK to sing, clap your hands and play a game involving...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    At least I've found my new stage name, though I may have to tamper with the spelling a bit... maybe Bronacor Nitzonotte?

    D.H.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No - can't my fingers that fast. (Or, more likely, my brain.)

    D.H.
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    Re: D’addario XT differences

    I put a set of Elixirs on a mandolin - took them off two days later. That's the only time I ever changed strings that soon. But I like Elixirs OK on guitar and a lot on 12-string.

    D.H.
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe Milestones

    Headed for 500. Not in a hurry.

    D.H.
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    Re: Dunlop Primetone picks

    Currently I like these, which are also Dunlop Primetones (3 mm):

    198116

    D.H.
  13. My Love is in America (Irish fiddle tune)

    Mandolin and guitars. The A part can't decide if the C is sharp or not, but the B part knows.

    This tune was in print in the late 1800s. I suppose the title, at least, goes back to the great...
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    Re: The Amorous Goddess

    I would think an amorous goddess would bring pleasure, though perhaps some are scary? ;) Anyway, good job!

    D.H.
  15. Re: Trying to ID an UNMARKED "A" Style Mando - 3" thick?

    I had a mandolin that looked rather like that which I bought in a shoe store in Costa Rica about 30 years ago. I can't make a direct comparison, as the neck twisted and I passed it on to someone...
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    Re: Microphones for home recording

    I like hollering into a 57 for a vocal. I've got a mike that's supposed to bring out all the subtle nuances in your singing, but that's actually not that good an idea for some people. :)) I also...
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    A Christmas song

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Instrumental version of a song with words by Christina Rossetti (1872) and musical setting by Gustav Holst (1906).

    Two versions, the first in the key of C on guitars...
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Are they acoustic or electric?

    D.H.
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    I suggest we consider all of the posts about the trombosawjobagcorditrithere band to be one massive metajoke (it was pretty amusing).

    Now for some less complicated material.

    D.H.

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    197637
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    Re: Recommendations For Headphones?

    I've used these for years. The plastic covering on the headpiece shreds after a while, though. Comes with a 1/4" adaptor.
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    Re: Best Resources for Chord Sheets?

    Here's a couple of possibilities that give lyrics and chords (not necessarily laid out in musical measure form, though, just show which chords go with which words).

    https://www.cowboylyrics.com/
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    Re: Unknown Mandolin

    I have not the slightest idea who made it, but wow, that's great!

    D.H.
  24. Thread: Jazzy blues

    by Dave Hicks
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    Jazzy blues

    Guitars and mandolin.

    D.H.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/foosisticated-blues?si=673a61c7d30d415aa16c33949dc29478
  25. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    If nobody laughed, it would Cervidae them right!

    D.H.
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