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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    I came across another little treasure Martin, it’s an old soft backed book of popular French Folk songs.

    Most around 1900’s, some are... well I mean, quite diverse, the lyrics of some being almost...
  2. Thread: No motivation

    by Simon DS
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    Re: No motivation

    One of MandolinCafe’s closest guarded secrets, you can even post half a tune.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=67

    Or go out for a run/hike? I always wondered how far I could...
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    To start with I had certain specific ways to do this based mainly on FFcP system and working vertically across the fretboard but now I find it’s easier to practice all the different combinations and...
  4. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    A little more than a year ago I was just about to buy a paraglider and my daughter asked me why I’d stopped playing the Rogue mandolin we have. I told her why.
    -Well why don’t you get a really nice...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Thanks James, this is a great song!
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    Re: Home with the girls in the morning

    Interesting, it’s actually on my list because it was posted on a Scottish site here.
    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=8

    I really like the characteristic sudden change from...
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    Re: Home with the girls in the morning

    HOME WITH THE GIRLS IN THE MORNING. AKA – “Go Home with the Girls in the Morning.” Old‑Time, Breakdown. A Dorian (Reiner): D Dorian (Johnson, Songer). Standard tuning. AAB (Johnson, Reiner): AABB’...
  8. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    For me it’s a tie between B and D
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I was thinking, if you’re in a group of senior guitarists maybe there’s plenty of harmony already.
    With that age group hearing and therefore rhythm could be a issue at times, but with a mandolin...
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    I know this about six years late as a reply but here’s an Olde English manuscript, try out four or five of the jigs in here and you’ll probably notice some Englishness. ...
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    Re: Alternate tunings?

    I guess if you did this, put a C course on and removed the e course, then you have CGDA but REALLY low.
    Then if you put a capo on the 7th you have an octave mandolin again.

    I’d be curious to see...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Good question, that’s one of my difficulties sometimes.
    In order to play a double stop you really need to have the fingering on the previous note to be set so that you can easily slide up or down...
  13. Re: i am having problems with "clefs" again. Treble or alto

    -typo I believe, the 10 string is usually (CGDAE).
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    Re: playing partner{s]

    That’s interesting, I was wondering if there’s some sort of software way that the person who’s ‘leading’ the jam has their signal time stamped? That way all of the different distances could be evened...
  15. Re: Staining spruce to avoid blotches and unevenness

    Haven’t tried it on an instrument, but with painting you can use really dilute stains and get a blotchy area to become very uniform -though it does take time.
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    Re: Evening prayer blues

    Yeeehar!



    Some versions: https://thesession.org/tunes/14351
  17. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    Why 75?
  18. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    Once the document is validated and Gibson has photocopied the info, do they need to actually pay out the 59,000 to buy the document?
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    Jack Charlton RIP.

    Jack Charlton helped England win the (soccer) World Cup in 1966. I remember my Dad telling me how important that was when I was seven years old.
    He had a great sense of humour too.
    Really sad day.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Lots of people couldn’t sing “Happy Birthday” at seven. What about Russian opera singers? Chinese, Indian... :))



    I once knew a Salsa dance teacher who laughed (with me), saying, “I know you...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Back to the visual arts, if half the actors you see tell sad stories while smiling and happy stories while crying then you might learn to have some problems!
    Watching the facial expressions of...
  22. Thread: Why use capo?

    by Simon DS
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    Re: Why use capo?

    Probably been said already but another cool thing you can do with a capo is put it on the third fret of an octave mandolin.
    Now you can read bass notation! (At least until you’ve learned how to read...
  23. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #526

    Here’s a happy tune.
  24. Thread: Humidity

    by Simon DS
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    Re: Humidity

    My octave mandolin goes up to a 1/4 tone flat when it’s dry outside and sharp 1/4 tone when rain’s forecast. Wondering that’s bad over time.
    My bodhran is a great weather forecaster.
  25. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    This is the bird actually singing. :))
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