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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Just returned from The Centralia campout. Who knew my mandolin would sound so much at home playing with a traditional Cajun Band? My head and fingers are now abuzz with so many new tunes to learn. It...
  2. Re: High end Northfields versus other $8-12k mandos

    No brand of mandolin is 100% percent consistent in terms of sound production. And can we agree that mandolin players don't all value the same tone? Or is this just another thread promoting the...
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    Where Sitka spruce grows

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/opinion/alaska-climate-change.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    I hope every builder reads this article about the destruction of the Tongass old growth spruce forest.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Coleman's March. Such a lovely tune.

    Plus two Cajun tunes in preparation for an upcoming session.

    la Maraine
    Reel de Nonc Will.
  5. Deconstructed Mississippi string band music

    Harry Bolick recently released a unique collection of his own tunes in the tradition of Mississippi string band tunes from the 20s and 30s. It's quite a unique undertaking, and should interest anyone...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier communiten

    1. Mark Agnes went low in his role as PR rep for the current clueless regime at Gibson. Attacking him here seems a mirror image of that same tactic. Mark is not your problem.

    2. To the guy...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I have a neighbor who built a gold top Les Paul, even added a faithful Gibson Label. He never played it outside his living room. I once asked if he planned to sell it as a Gibson. He lowered his eyes...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    When I was playing contra dance music more often, our band always found room to play the very lively set of Ross's Reel followed by Bachelder's Reel, both in F. Both Scottish.

    I believe U]High...
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    Re: Kel Kroydon KK20. Early 30s

    177138 I can’t resist adding my own oddity, built by Ben Wilcox for a professional jazz player. It was the color of the top that first caught my eye when it was offered for sale. I bought it instead...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    step around johnny. Has there ever been a funkier tune?
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    Re: Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    Outstanding tone. Thank you Kevin for the post.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Nate Payne’s great big Taters. It’s seems to sound much fuller when I use double stops whenever I can manage it.
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    I for one would love to hear a recording that includes any San Francisco, early Stones, or Motown material and features mandolin and pipes. How cool is that.

    PK, If you ever need a techno beatbox...
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    Re: TI strings

    I used to play an Old Wave mandola. I had a hard time converting all the tunes I know on mandolin so they sounded in the same key on the mandola. Also, my band was not altogether willing to play our...
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    Re: Dirk Powell and Tim O'Brien

    1. Give up the chop as the foundation. Keep it as an occasional snack.

    2. The vast majority of old time tunes favor a fiddle on melody. Secondarily the banjo. So you limit your access to tunes...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here’s an essay about the various ways to learn fiddle tunes, which much to say about notation versus ear learning. I’m a full time ear learner and also a believer in improvising the nuance.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Grey Owl
    StepTown

    Step town is relatively a quick learn, and with such a gorgeous b part. Thanks for mentioning it here.

    Finally getting around to learning Grey Owl after playing it with...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Have to mention JP Fraley's Annadean's Waltz. As playful as it gets. And a big favorite whenever we pull it out at a contra dance, turning ever so slightly dissonant as the tune goes through its...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Is it possible to play an old time tune over any period of time and not add your own flavors to it?
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    Re: 'Mandolin d'Amore' on eBay

    gorgeous tone. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Yes Mike Black. It’s that one. Nice version too.

    I learned it with that extra beat before the B part mentioned by wormpicker. Played either way, it’s impossible to stop hearing it inside my head...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Sweet Marie

    This one has an interesting syncopation that made me question whether it was crooked or not. Actually, I think it depends on how you decide to play it. I'm trying it in a set along...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Sorry, yes, itís denver belle. :disbelief:
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Who's the mandolin player in the recording (above) of Snake Hunt. Is the tune French Canadian?

    I'm also playing the heck out of Pikes Peak in gigs. It sounds especially good as a duet between...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    snake hunt
    Jaybird
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