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  1. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    Ah the thread has taken a more serious air. I'll be earnest.

    It helps me to have everything out, at hand, in my music room. Cases are stored elsewhere. Instruments are scattered everywhere - a...
  2. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    I just tell my wife - it's all really just training for a gig.
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    The little upstroking flourish with all the fingers totally different than flamenco rasgueado - but achieving the same effect. Cool

    Don't know how many variations of finger patterns/rasgueados...
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Well it's a big world of music and instruments - myself, I'm into stuff where mndln isn't a leading voice. Sure mndln is always good for a flourish here and there or unisoning the melody - love that...
  5. Re: Hamilton Holanda & DDG4 - Just amazing playing

    Brazilian forms and jazz are where it's at for drummers! Vivacious, energetic, ensemble - reminds me of one of Metheny's typical group thing - playing unison with his vocalists in those exciting,...
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    The OP - AndSoItBegandolin - hasn't been active here since 2013. Either they've been woodshedding for 9 years, with no mention of it here, or apparently none of these 95 responses were convincing...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    But of course mandolin is great in the music - choro! Myself I went into banjos from mandolin and got into jelly roll and joplin and all that jazz. I think Dr John used mndln nice on gris gris. ...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    I play lots of afro-brazilian forms - everything from chicha to jelly roll Morton, on accordions. I used to be a drummer and played all that on the cans - since hanging it up, accordions (and...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    But there are many interpretations of music. What you learn about, and call, music; I may possess the antithesis. I may produce a spontaneous noise and derive musical pleasure and meaning from it. ...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    No.



    ;)
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    *resisting temptation
  12. Re: Big Muddy v Flatiron v. Sawchyn Mandola?

    Yes you just missed one at Elderly's hmm three weeks ago..? $1K as I recall.
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    Re: Battle of New Orleans

    sounding good! nice vocals :)
  14. Re: Big Muddy v Flatiron v. Sawchyn Mandola?

    I've not played a Sawchyn but have owned the other two. Quite a difference between them, actually. Personally I prefer the FI.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    I'm easily led astray. Still, this is mild - we haven't even reached the point of Godwin's threshold yet. And that's impressive - for any 'bluegrass/not bluegrass' scenario.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    My experience with parties and bass playing: typically when I showed up with DB is when the party started. Sounds boastful, but it's just the way it is for a bassist.

    Love bass playing. But now...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Talk Bass is a great site - one of the best for jazz pedagogy and all things bass. But it has two well-demarcated sides: the DB side - full of pro players and jazzers; and the electric bass guitar...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    That's not MAS, it's GAS - I know it well :)

    It has - there's little being offered these days. Although I'm in discussions to get this -

    198636

    What kind of DB did you get?
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Absolutely. I remember when I first sought a BG mndln - after seeing Sam Bush et al in an intimate setting: Went to the local store where the purveyor sang the praise for some black-topped Kentucky...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    More of a genre thing, I think. I played DB for 20 years - never heard "doghouse" etc unless playing in BG bands. I think it's a term you might often find among the BG, OT, etc crowd. Like...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No, you don't. I often played seated, on a stool - not uncommon at all - more of a jazz thing I guess.

    One can stand on it, however, as is sometimes part of a rockabilly shtick.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Except: if we were on a discussion forum, say, and folk(s) were generally curious about - how many (of those who respond to the poll) played BG, in their own estimation. In which case, we'd have...
  23. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    Tuning principles are the same. But there is little sympathetic vibration going on inside of an accordion - at least audibly; the reeds aren't nearly as active or responsive to vibrations as strings...
  24. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    It would be a different sound, not sure how similar.

    Another harp example: even if we're only playing (striking) some of the strings, all of the strings on the instrument are 'in play' - that is,...
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    Re: Billy in the lowground

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l3q2PWnFTCwSnSHm0/giphy-downsized-large.gif
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