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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Well I was thinking more of an earlier era of mandolin popularity, when there were all those mandolin orchestras all over the country.

    Mandolin seemed to be quite the fad, for a number of years. ...
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    Re: Gospel Sheet Music or Chord Charts

    Seems like good advice. :mandosmiley:

    Especially since an unfortunate percentage of the official printed church music I've seen contains the admonition, "Guitar chords do not correspond to...
  3. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Seams. :grin: Because, "seems" is for when your sowing, like when your'e fixing a seem in a pare of pants.

    And sew glad to sea you did'nt fall for the common grammer misteak of the terribly...
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    That makes sense, thanks! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    In both of those, in the third bar from the end, there's only two and a half beats. :confused: I think it's a transcription error/typo. Magnified views:

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    After a casual...
  6. Re: how do you prevent and get rid of hand cramps

    Also, in addition to everything above, make sure the mandolin's action (string height above the fretboard) isn't too high. I'm mentioning this because I see it's your first post, so you might have a...
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    All of the above.

    If all else fails, add a little reverb, :grin: in real-time so you can enjoy the enhanced sound while you're playing (not added afterward). That's how I was able to tolerate...
  8. Re: Unique description of a beautiful 1923 A4, for sale in Japan

    :)) Lol. That reminds me of "Farb now the glimrod" from the 1980s comic strip "Shoe", where Santa's elf team is trying to assemble a new imported sleigh. That strip may be a little dated now, as to...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    My dad grew up with oldtime fiddle/banjo music (and mandolin), but... he said the first time he heard big-band music, he thought it was "just noise", :disbelief: not music. Even though big band was...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Agree.

    It could be that the public's association of mandolin with bluegrass, has actually boxed the mandolin into a corner and resulted in far too many people thinking that the only thing a...
  11. Re: Unique description of a beautiful 1923 A4, for sale in Japan

    Well I'm not KC but was able to quickly find a Reverb page which (when that page's "Read more" link is clicked) contains the appropriate weird text description, so it might be the same page the OP...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    I don't know about Apple devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad), but on Apple's competitor Android an app purchase is good for multiple devices. Or at least two devices in my experience.

    I paid for iReal...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    Works ok here.




    Sounds like you're trying to read the chord charts with a web browser, which won't work (if I try that, I get the "black screen" and untitled "tab" that you mentioned).
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    For MandolinCafe Song-a-Week 543 Humphrey's Waltz. My try at transcribing the melody. I'm guessing at the chords, might be wrong. MuseScore MIDI-only playback:
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  15. Re: Star Spangled Banner mandolin orchestra style

    Sounds good! :mandosmiley:



    The mix sounds fine to me, FWIW. Listening with my usual little favorite earbuds (the out-of-production JVC Gumy model HA-F14-W, alleged frequency range...
  16. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #543

    "Sir Charles Coote" was already Song-a-Week 298, in January 2015, with 21 posts at the time of this writing. I'm posting from my phone right now so I can't view videos (one video would use up my...
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    Re: It Made the Mandolin Sound Better

    My old Chicago friend Tom had a different angle on that. He'd say, "I drink to make other people seem interesting." :)) Lol! He was actually a very sociable guy and just about everyone liked him, but...
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    It's an optical illusion. Good explanation in this video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcw1IIGSGMM
    (or direct link)


    Some artists have made large sculptures. In Perth, Australia, a...
  19. Re: free live concert by Elderly, Nora Brown, April 7

    Nice playing! :mandosmiley:



    I couldn't find events there either, but a Google special search (using the search string "nora brown, site:elderly.com", without the quotes) did turn up an...
  20. Thread: New music

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    Re: New music

    I don't understand Spanish either, but I set the YouTube closed-captions/subtitles to "on" (it's still in Spanish though) and then I typed those words into Google Translate to get some sort of idea...
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    The Song-a-Week thread won't let me attach my own pics from my computer (Song-a-Week seems to only allow hotlinking to internet pics) so I'll have to put this here and then link to it. Concerns...
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    Re: Who needs a B chord anyway?

    My try at diagramming what David and JB are describing (hope I did this right)...

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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Pictures and info. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    Revised - chord SIMULATION, for The Long Lane, Song-a-Week 538. Work in progress, some of these chords might be wrong.
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    Well I dunno but - generally speaking - wouldn't it be a little unusual for "big" businesses to reveal trade secrets that could help the competition to overtake them?

    Building cool musical...
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