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  1. The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for March 20121

    Hi Folks
    Here are the resources I've posted this month. Hope you enjoy them. Remember, they're not too difficicult and work best in small groups or at least duets.

    20. The Old Tune
    I can't...
  2. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

    by Fretbear
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqyd9Lq2Nk
  3. Great quote about instruments from Gordon Lightfoot

    I just watched the new documentary "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind," which I highly recommend. It is excellent.

    He says something that really grabbed me about the guitar sound he goes...
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    Not your typical mandolin video

    From French mandolinist Annick Robergeau-Bonnet.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Amx-QQAlw&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Bobby Casey's Hornpipe on the Macica F5 and the Weber Black Ice Octave
  6. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Why don't we write it out in "shape notes"? I found those pretty easy to read in the church choir LOL.

    But seriously, I think the only way TAB or even notation for that matter is detrimental is if...
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    Arkansas Traveler Chord Melody

    I've gotten some comments that chord melody isn't really applicable to non-Jazz tunes. So, I thought I'd try exactly that. Here's my chord melody arrangement of Arkansas Traveler. I hope you enjoy...
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    Liam O'Flynn (Planxty) RIP

    Very, very sad news from Ireland.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0314/947337-liam-oflynn/

    I think many of us here owe an enormous amount to the ground-breaking music of Planxty and the...
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    Monteleone Grand Artist

    Here's a video of my brother Alex Becrelis playing an original tune that he wrote on a Monteleone Grand Artist mandolin... I imagine listening to this while walking in to vote today... :)
    Enjoy! I...
  10. Thread: Peace!

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    Peace!

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!
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    Just Thankful To Be Pickin

    Each one of us who has chosen to play music has given ourselves a portion of life that is almost indescribable. Something about that mandolin that helped me through the roughest year of my life.
    ...
  12. VIDEO: Claire Lynch Band - Buttermilk Road/The Arbours

    Here is Claire Lynch and her band performing Buttermilk Road/The Arbours for the WAMU's Bluegrass Country YouTube channel.

    That's Claire Lynch on guitar, Bryan McDowell on fiddle, Mark Schatz on...
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    Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    On my forum (The Gathering) I have a tune of the week feature involving a nominated tune which people play and discuss. It's building into an interesting collection of tunes (we're at No.79 just...
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    Re: Fast Fret Vs. Olive Oil

    For sauteeing your vegetables with garlic, however, I have found Fast Fret to be nearly useless, and recommend olive oil.
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    Re: Gibson mandolin luthiers?

    I know it would be lovely if there was a definitive answer to this sort of question, but there isn't. Not everyone is looking for the same thing from a mandolin, so the builder you hate can so easily...
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    Re: Distressing a mandolin...

    My advice is to spend all the time you would have spent doing that transcribing and learning Chris' solos. You'll be a much better player for it.
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