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    Re: Strings for sore finger tips

    to me the Monel are slicker, and somewhat easier on the fingertips, of course if the action is too high it isn't going to change much.
  2. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
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    Re: Monel strings

    this is from the website
    Monel (aka Nickel Bronze) has built in natural resistance to tarnish and corrosion yet it feels great to the touch and has its own unique tonal color. Monel is 67% pure...
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    Monel strings

    I broke a string at jam the other day ( haven't done that in a while) and so I decided to try these Curt Mangan Monel coated strings I picked up a while ago. I did the Black Diamond thing years ago,...
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    Re: old timey challenge

    see Joe Craven "Camptown"
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I had a few Chieftain's records and saw them live once, Paddy always had a jar by his side and would swing that pennywhistle like a pendulum while he talked about the tunes. It's his work with Mike...
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    Modern Instruments

    I was checking out this 1995 Rice and Grisman performance and got to thinking after the commentator mentions that the Gibson design we all know and love as traditional, is really a 20th century idea,...
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    Re: Petersen Octave Mandolin

    I had a Petersen 10 string cittern - but tuned it CGDAE, turned out to not be my thing, but it had very strong tone, anyway can't say enough about Curt Mangan's they are PB, but I pretty much use...
  9. Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    if you have the time, this is worth just playing in the background if you are doing house work or something,



    What a perfect moment captured in time
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    You know I was thinking about this more in the sense of "why do we play".
    Someone (who I have since kept my distance from) once asked me- "why do you play music, nothing will ever come of it",...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I did some "substantial" purchasing this year, and opposite from Mandoman1, adding all oval hole mandolins to my mostly F collection, a very nice "lucky" A1 find, a beautifully restored F4 and a very...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    I as well don't care for the version, love Punch Brothers, and love that they honor Norman and Tony, and hopefully future generations will continue to enjoy this wonderful tune, When PB did "New...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Mandolin went through the dang washing machine again, I keep telling my wife to check the pockets, sheesh!
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I was a lucky enough to jam with Frank a few times, as he lives locally, he is a character to be sure, his playing is very "hard core" Bluegrass and very Monroe influenced. I agree he never...
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    Donal Lunny's Coast River

    Coast River by Donal Lunny, One of my all time favorite tunes, I was lucky enough to find the notation on The Session.org (thank you Dr. Dow).

    Here's my attempt using a Weber Gallatin Octave tuned...
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    Re: Chris Thile - 10 representative tracks.

    I would have to put "Big Sam Thompson" in there
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Welcome to mando maddness, mandolin is quite a different animal than guitar or uke. Lessons from day 1 are highly advisable as there a lot of "bad" habits that can be hard to get rid of later.
    So...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    I can't stress enough how important relaxing while playing is, sounds obvious but I find I had to be cautious of "rigidness" in both left and right hand. I have learned to relax a lot more and my...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's a little attempt at Miles Davis's "Nardis" on a Weber Black Ice Octave and a Weber Yellowstone Mandola, I think the two compliment each other nicely. I love the sparseness of this tune,...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Jim its possible we've crossed paths, though I don't get down to Westchester much these days ( hardly leave the house to be honest), but if you want to pick a tune out of Coles or two for a medley...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Thanks Jim can you tell I recently attended Matt Flinner's Scales and Arpeggios class?

    some others I like from Cole's

    Nicodemus Johnson ( working on pairing with Golden Eagle HP)

    Niagara...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here's two from Cole's 1001 and fiddle tunes: "San Souci Hornpipe" and "The Czar of Russia's Favorite Hornpipe" played here on a 1920 Gibson F4 and and 1925 Gibson H1 Mandola. James Bryan Recorded ...
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    Re: tuners for 1925 H1 mandola

    Thanks Mike a friend on a Facebook page recently replaced the tuners on a 24 H1, he indicated the Stewmac golden age fit, I am just trying to triple check, I won't be doing the work myself, but want...
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    David Grisman Music from Capone

    Just downloaded the "Music from Capone" Cd from Acoustic Disc, where has this music been hiding - a mandocello solo on Capone's theme - am I dreaming?
    The diversity of instrumentation and of various...
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    Re: tuners for 1925 H1 mandola

    thanks they seem loose from wear not tight at all.
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