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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    At least they didn't use a uke.
  2. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    I've always loved the rippling chordal notes of soukous guitar, and always wondered if there was somebody out there who had figured out how to do it on mandolin with crosspicking.
  3. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    First, a very nice thank you to all that offered help, and secondly, I found a solution that works for me! I can now generate my tune books in a PDF file that is entirely searchable by PDF file...
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    Is there any software out there besides Adobe Acrobat Pro that can digitally scan the PDF files I produce, perform OCR on any image it finds that represents texts, then overlay that text on the...
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    OK, just spent a very frustrating few minutes trying to delete the wrong attachment. I really, really, do not like this forum software in regards to pictures and attachments.

    Here's a tune I...
  6. How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF files?

    Hi, this is for the tech folks out there. I've searched the Forum intently, but haven't seen an answer to this. I've been using ABCexplorer for years. It's freeware by Gérard Dumont of France, and...
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    I was going to mention that, but had gotten quite verbose already. I'm a tune guy, one of those folks who can't even talk, let alone sing while playing, but I play all the standards for folks who...
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    Coming from a different tangent, I lead a slow jam online via Zoom. We used to meet in person, but many older members, so won't be doing that for a while. Not bluegrass, more old time, so everyone...
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    Re: Home with the girls in the morning

    Around the Twin Cities, you'll hear the melody, but it's in old time jams and called "Snake Chapman's Tune." I was a little confused till I learned how Snake heard Bob Wills on the radio and came up...
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    Re: Fiddle Tune (and more)

    I was passing through Madison, Wisconsin and got to an old time jam, helped someone named John set up the chairs. Nice guy, and he played great fiddle. Only later was I told that was John Lamancusa. ...
  11. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Hi Jake,
    I went through my .tef files and found whatever I could that came off the Traveler's album. Some of the tunes are almost exact transcriptions, such as El Grillo, Birdland Bounce, Chief...
  12. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    There are a lot of TablEdit .tef files out there from either Mandozine or CoMando that covered most of the tunes on the album. The versions are close to what is played on Travellers, which I agree is...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I literally had a 1925 Bacon tenor banjo handed to me by a neighbor who was moving and said he didn't want it and would I be interested in taking it off his hands?! I had it run through a guitar shop...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I have been using ABCExplorer for years. It's freeware designed by a French guy. Designed for Windows XP, it runs fine on my Windows 10 computer. Edit, play, transpose, print PDFs, JPGS, and other...
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    Re: NMD 1989 Flatiron Performer A

    Welcome to the Flatiron Performer A Club, you're going to really like it. Good thing you've got the wrist rest and pick-up; won't get too confusing if I sit next to you with my '96 Performer-A.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    I second tmsweeney:



    Check out Peter Ostoushko's "Chickamauga" off of "Meeting on Southern Soil" with Norman Blake. It is as dark as the battle.
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    Re: Notation Software?

    Exactly! I love the older collections that are out there. I randomly clicked on one link, that of the Jackson Manuscript of 1823 in Lancashire. I know so many of those tunes from fife and drum or...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    As mentioned, ABCexplorer lets you play the midi while watching the sheet music, and you can go ahead and change notes while it's playing the tune. I'll try to paste a screen shot of the working...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    ABCExplorer (and most ABC programs) prints out good quality sheet music directly or as various format digital files and plays MIDI in multiple voices. I can't actually play the ASCII characters, I...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    I rarely use tab, and using ABCexplorer, I can enter a page of sheet music into ABC, with chords and ornaments, in around five minutes or less, proofing via playback included. I've written out...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Jazz 88.FM in Minneapolis has "Bluegrass Saturday Morning", live from 7:00 am - 12:00 noon each Saturday. The show is hosted by Phil Nusbaum, includes both bluegrass and old time, and often Phil...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    My friend is ecstatic about her carbon fiber fiddle. She plays it at inside jams and hot, muggy outdoor festivals and it sounds great both places. I have a carbon fiber bow and there is almost no...
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    If you grow your own, OP is "open pollinated", meaning the vegetable seeds you are buying were pollinated by bees and bugs, and some stray pollen from other plant varieties might influence the...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Nice post, Hank. Seven years ago I got to take my Flatiron on a pilgrimage back to it's birth state and see Bruce and Mary at the Logan schoolhouse when it was putting out Webers. They are, like...
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    Re: The Bluegrass Store - Columbus OH

    Their jam goes on for most of Saturday, the folks are very friendly, and as you mentioned, they have lots of nice toys to take home with. Probably just as good I wasn't into tenor banjo yet last time...
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