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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Tone-Gard YES:
    Chris Thile
    Ronnie McCoury
    David Grisman
    Ricky Skaggs

    Tone-Gard NO:
    Sam Bush
    Sharon Gilchrist
    Marty Stuart
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    Re: Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

    https://youtu.be/H04mNw0L8oQ
  3. Jazz mandolin/violin duet from Aaron Weinstein

    When the band doesn't show for rehearsal


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy4EKhHgqiM
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    I have trouble just getting my cat to stay ON the wall hanger.
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    One big downside to buying the instrument of your dreams is that you then have nowhere left to hide.
  6. Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    No one has taught me more about chord melody than Bucky Pizzarelli. Today is Bucky’s 94th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a Pizzarelli-inspired mandolin arrangement of BETWEEN THE 😈 AND...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    Be grateful for what you have, and be grateful for what you are going to have....
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    My instruments also sound better when played by world class players. I'm just not one of them:crying:
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Recession, sickness, and other kinds of misfortune are always possibilities. Buy what's within your reach and pay reasonable prices, and you will be happy and might even be able to make back what you...
  10. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: difficult audiences: Some bluegrass friends were playing at a local hospital a few years ago, going from room to room. They popped into one guy's room and played him a song. As they were leaving...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    So several years ago my band played a gig at a local church. After we had finished the folks started going downstairs for some coffee and cake. A woman came up to me and said "Those were some of the...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    My two favourite comments (apologies since I posted them before):

    "Can you play Duelling Banjos on that ukulele?"

    And on an offshore rig when a female worker, presumably a guitarist, came to...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    My wife calls them 'Mandolins'.

    It's the accompanying adjectives that are questionable... especially if she's home to see the UPS man drop off anther oblong cardboard box.
  16. Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    Terrific video by Alex Heflin who should be a familiar name of many, his take on Django Reinhardt's "Douce Ambiance" on the new Eastman ER-M El Rey mandolin.

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What’s the difference between a ukelele and a mandolin?

    A ukelele is a small fretted instrument which thousands of people enjoy playing.

    A mandolin is a small fretted instrument which thousands...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    It was nice to meet you at the Marietta Square Jam the other night!... Hope to see you (and your 2MC) there again soon!
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    So the piano player says to the singer ‘tonight during girl from ipananema I want you to start in G. And the 4 bars in you modulate to F#. Then at the chorus modulate to Ab minor and sing it in 5/4....
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    Re: BAHHHH HA HA HA HA!! Loop end you say??

    CAUTION: THIS EBAY AD IS A TRAP!!! A SNARE if you will!!:))
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I recorded this yesterday to commemorate the day my dear departed brother Peter would have turned 64. I send this song out to him so that his spirit may enjoy it, even though his corporeal self was...
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    Re: Finding the groove

    I understand where you are coming from. 30+ years as a guitarist (and clawhammer banjo player) , I never played an instrument using a flatpicking until I started with the mandolin and it was a big...
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    Re: Who wants to be the next CEO of Gibson?

    Shakespeare nailed it: The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night,...
  24. Re: Brute Force vs. Exemplar Soloing (Yup, I made those terms up)

    Novelists learn from other writers, poets study poetry (Dylan knew lot of the canon), political speakers study successful speeches.

    It is not so much about being able to play another's solo, but...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I thought I'd give this post a bump and post my version of "Lady be Good" that I also posted on the jazz thread. I honestly don't know if my version even qualifies as being jazz but I sure loved...
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