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    Re: Flatbacks of note

    According to Dave Hynds, "Cyrano" was a German trade mark. What's interesting is the 5th course - a single "C," I assume. Never seen that before:

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    Re: Musicians and hats

    ... the image just gets worser and worser.
  3. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    That wasn't the video - I looked but couldn't find it. But just to keep this light and conversational

    Bill Monroe was an incredible musician. "Uncle Pen" is a wonderful tune. The...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Mate - I wouldn't call seeing you in your smalls as getting "lucky" ...
  5. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    I once saw a Youtube video of an elderly gentleman talking about his Bill Monroe Limited Edition Mandolin to his family - I'd guess - all gathered round a kitchen table. And while I'd love to own...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice picking, Allen and I'm hoping the twinge of MAS I experienced while listening to your Strad' will slowly fade away like drops of morning dew ...
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    Re: beach mandolin in the sunshine

    Surf settee ...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Skip Gorman discussing Bill Monroe - 1:35 ... 'nuff said ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCfSoHShCss
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    Re: warmer strings?

    I tried EXP77 80/20 bronze strings from D'Addario for the first time but the jury is still out.

    It's that time of the year again when I open Marilynn Mair's "The Complete Mandolinist" and try to...
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    Re: Sunny day mandolin photos!

    Lounge Loar …

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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Beanzy - I have one of those and a smaller basque as well. Can't wait to see you in yours ...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Ha! - Remember that line from "Pretzel Logic" by Steely Dan: "You must be joking, son - where did you get those shoes?"
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    Sharon Gilchrist on SoundCloud

    Some lovely music composed by Sharon Gilchrist on SoundCloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/sharon-gilchrist
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    Re: Hearing Protection Suggestions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYb8Wm6-QfA
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    Re: Play for free ...

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    Bartender says: "And (will you) bring people?"
    Musician replies, holding up a copy of People Magazine: "Sure, I always have it with me!"

    … more "heh" than "Ha-Ha."
  16. Re: Is there a way to play the note that is halfway between C and

    Remove the frets or study U Srinivas …


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwAol7jQvBA
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    Re: King and Queen of the Mandolin!

    √ … Wipe out! - definitely!

    A guy my age sells locally grown vegetables in the piazza. While shopping, his phone rang with "Rebel Rouser" - a very un-Italian dial tone. We exchanged a note of...
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    (doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) ...
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    Re: Play for free ...

    Still … 60 bucks for 4+ hours driving and 90 minutes of music is pretty discouraging. Playing for free is perfectly acceptable if you (a) want to do it and (b) aren't made to feel exploited by doing...
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    Re: Holding an F-style mandolin

    Those curlie-cues are very delicate - they snap off easily.
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    Re: Ridiculous MAS

    Absolutely - it could have been golf ...
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    Re: Play for free ...

    Ahhh … there's the rub. Introverts unite! - separately and in your own homes ...
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    Re: Play for free ...

    One of many reasons why I'm not a professional musician. "Acting out" the music would be embarrassing in the extreme for me, facial grimacing, writhing around in contortions, moanin'ana'groanin' …...
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    Re: Play for free ...

    Exactly - shouldn't be a logic too hard for impresarios, big and small, to accept.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Not so much a cabal as a cabowl ...
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