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  1. Re: Michael P Smith, songwriter of "This Old Mandolin", has passe

    His Spoon River is great for mandolin.
  2. Re: Michael P Smith, songwriter of "This Old Mandolin", has passe

    I've been a fan for decades. I was sorry to hear of his passing. There's actually a Facebook group devoted to Michael if anyone is interested.
  3. Re: Michael P Smith, songwriter of "This Old Mandolin", has passe

    That's very sad news. Michael Smith was a great songwriter, not just for The Dutchman but for many other songs that never became hits. The 2-for-1 CD of his two solo albums for Flying Fish was on...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Thank you and goodnight:)
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I would hold my mandolin out in front of me, with strings facing upwards. Then I would produce a one-inch red rubber ball, which I would begin to bounce off the strings...like on a man on a...
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    I recently acquired a Carvalho octave mandolin. I have scoured the internet for online lessons for the octave and have found only a couple that are specific to the instrument. Does anyone know of...
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    Re: Donations to the Cafe

    Thanks. Useful to know that the Cafe gets more money from one chunky donation than from lots of small continuing ones. In addition to a donation that I have made from a recent sale, and one that I...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    OK, friends and neighbors. The deed is done. I just ordered the Eastman MD504 from The Mandolin Store. Now comes the hard part, waiting.
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  9. Thread: Ultra low action

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    Re: Ultra low action

    Have for years, I even carry a gauge to watch for any changes from humidity or dryness and put it back to it's low action. Jethro couldn't understand why anyone wouldn't play with low action. My...
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    Prayer for Dennis @ The Mandolin Store

    For those of you so inclined, I would ask that you keep Dennis Vance in your prayers. He is facing some medical issues that must be addressed in the near future. I do not wish to, nor do I intend to...
  11. Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPfDrACb-M

    Tab
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Best to you these days and may they be filled with as much peace as is possible.
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. Iíve been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 Iíd never touched a mandolin. The Cafť quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: A Newcomer to Mandolin Asks the Experts

    MandoLessons.com - Baron has recently relocated to the PDX area, so that may be an option for local lessons. In the meantime, the site has a ton of good beginner content and a whole lot of fiddle...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I didn't loose him. I know where he's at.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    He's down by the green river where the air smells like snakes.... so sorry to lose you John..
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I never met you, John. But you always told me so much about yourself through your music. Goodbye dear friend. Rest well.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    ....Sometimes you donít come home at all.....😔
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Good night John. I hope you find that cigarette that's nine miles long.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    He was in a class of his own.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Yes, really aren't words enough for the sadness. Such a great human who touched millions of lives with his character and songs. So many people hit by this tragedy.

    Thank you John.
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnT_bhsfqao
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    Re: Live From Home

    They are fantastic. Thanks for including them here!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TltQb7N_c

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    Re: Live From Home

    Just saw that at least one of his guests did take him up on his Live From Home challenge.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ST8dnBh564
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    Live From Home

    Enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK4F6sGmaL8
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