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    Hank Buen hardingfele

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hardanger-fiddle-Hardingfele-made-by-Hauk-Buen-Norway/193529668081?hash=item2d0f4461f1:g:nFQAAOSwafNe78r8

    NFI Pretty rare to see one (made in Scandinavia) pop up online. ...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    My issue as well - base of the thumbs. I gave up fretted strings as a result. I can play lower-tension strings like oud, charango, violin..

    I went to harp, fiddles, free reeds and woodwinds .....
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    Re: Reeltime Travelers

    Martha Scanlan put out a couple of nice albums over the last 8 or 9 years. I've followed her as she writes a lot about places I love.
    https://youtu.be/b8HPPu7DBKU
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    Happens to the best of 'em - laugh it off..
    https://youtu.be/erbFXptMpD4
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    Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    Well my whimsical view comes by benefit of having enjoyed coming up through classical pedagogy. I couldn't say that this isn't the best way to learn music/playing. After a life of classical/fl...
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Listened to the first two breaks - 5-string then tenor.. playing is typically idiomatic for each (fingerpicking, 5th-string drone vs flatpicking in "5ths tuning").

    Back when I was banjo active...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Ergonomics are everything!
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    And remember that our theoretical systems (western tradition) are but one of many - approaches to describe and order sound relationships. We find it preeminent, because our model of the world is...
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    That's a nice cache of git-jos.
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    Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    It's a crazy mixed up world. Play em while we're still here. :)
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I like my meta view better..it's all symbolic, except when they're not ;) Sure you can parse it more.
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Alphabetic language is predicated on symbolism; music typically is not. To communicate effectively in alphabetic language, one must necessarily understand the system (of symbolism, form, etc); music...
  13. Re: "funky avocado" michael hedges @ the new varsity

    Well that's cool : )

    I was really into Michael (especially before Taproot) and saw him several times. I used to keep a guitar in "Aeriel Boundaries/Rickover's Dream" tuning. :)
  14. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    Re flute: one thing you can do is not store your instrument, but keep it handy. We can't always keep our instruments (big horns) out on stands, but we keep our mouthpieces handy at all times - not...
  15. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    Oh, I also play woodwinds at home, periodically. These I don't practice but merely play when my daughter insists or is short on inspiration. This is usually a summer activity (she plays bari sax in...
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    My attention goes into a style or idiom for weeks or typically months, at the exclusion of all else. Unfortunately, the instruments that aren't typically used in a genre go totally unplayed, until...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Toilet paper acquisition syndrome?
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    We have been close to running out of TP a couple of times, since we've only been buying our usual amount. I went to buy groceries today and, to my wife's dismay, returned without TP as the stores...
  19. Re: Something I'll remember for the rest of my life

    There is an old adage that goes:

    An aspiring classical guitarist once participated in a master class with Segovia. Whereupon, after the aspirer played, Maestro chastised him severely, saying:...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Bob, I think it's fine to voice your feelings. As you said in your OP, we can all relate to missing interacting musically and socially. Music is missing something too, being that it needs an...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    I was an early adopter (retired public health worker) and shutdown my public playing well over a month ago. None of my accordions have been played since January, since I don't play them at home, so...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Oh ya, I forgot rod and co. My first rock album when I was 10 or 11. When I finally got a mndln years later, I learned the fretboard driving from mich to n carolina playing those tunes by ear. I was...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    LZ III. Not only mndln but banjo and pedal steel too. Several years later I started into Scruggs and Monroe, but the brit folk-rock stuff was more evocative to me; I started performing that...
  24. Re: An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    I did. I started getting into early stuff.. primal as it is there's not much money in it.
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    Really, the mandolin is a darned convenient instrument in all respects. If you want self-immolation or an instrument worthy of penance, that would be clarinet (also called the "torture stick"),...
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