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    Re: Bluegrass

    I'm not afraid-I LOVE it also, grew up in a musical family and I sure have fun with it, playing old instruments is my weakness and luckily I have a wife that doesn't complain-not once with my MAS and...
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    Always (Irving Berlin)

    Irving Berlin: "Always"

    This is a 1925 song in waltz time by Irving Berlin, one of his best-known tunes. I have recorded it as an instrumental for two mandolins with tenor guitar backing, using...
  3. Thread: Bluegrass

    by Bill McCall
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    Re: Bluegrass

    Depends. I like Adam Steffey's playing first, same with Nathan Livers, Ronnie McCoury, Wayne Benson.

    Also, people sometimes have lives outside of lurking on the cafe so that they are not ready...
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    I play mandolin in a gypsy swing band named Cottonwood Club. I've written a few Swing number tunes like Swing 13 and Swing 17. Recently we played a show here in Helena, Montana with a few guest...
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    I made a number one time that I call The Mayor of Swingville. It's the last track on the CD called Good Numbers.

    In Jazz Mandolin Appetizers there's one called Minor(and Major)Swing and another...
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    Tcha Limberger - Swing 12012
  7. Thread: Chart

    by Bruce Clausen
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    Re: Chart

    Super job! Thanks, dcav.

    And in Bb— all makes sense now.
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    by AaronWeinstein
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    Re: Chart

    But the lead sheet they're showing on the link is for an Eb instrument. You want it in "concert". Key of Db.
  9. Thread: Chart

    by Bruce Clausen
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    Re: Chart

    Looks to me like:

    Bmaj7 / C#-7 (F#7/E) | B/D# / E-7 A7 | D#-7 G#7 C#-7 F#7 | Bmaj7

    Sounds right too... :)
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    Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my arrangement of OVER THE RAINBOW that I recorded at Peghead Nation world headquarters while taking a break from putting together my chord melody course for them. ...
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    Re: TG 50 Gibson dating

    Whispering! Nice guitar- great sound.
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    Re: TG 50 Gibson dating

    The round soundhole, flat back, and relatively small sunburst tend to indicate an early model; circa 1933 or '34.
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    Re: Natural Players

    I don't. I can play some stuff, but only after basically 20 years of practicing.

    My 8 year old son, though... oh my word.
    Got him a ukulele, and in about 4 months he knew all the chords. All the...
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    Re: Natural Players

    When one sees videos of young players who have not racked up thousands of hours, totally shredding it, one has to admit that they have an innate ability not afforded to the rest of us.
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    Re: Natural Players

    I am not a natural player but I wish I was.

    People like Jimmy Rosenberg, Chris Thile, Sierra Hull and countless others are born with a natural talent and it shows.
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    by JL277z
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    Re: Natural Players

    Yep I agree, hearing the sound, IMO that's what it's all about. :mandosmiley: After a person has the sound in their head, then it's just a matter of figuring out the physical technicalities (makes it...
  17. Thread: Natural Players

    by JL277z
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    Re: Natural Players

    Depends on who's doing the assessment.

    From *my* point of view, I've had to work like hell to achieve anything at all in music.

    But from some family members and old friends' perspectives,...
  18. Re: "Eddie Condon" tenor in the classifieds

    Dcav, I am not sure, the seller has a number of instruments from a collection listed in the classifieds. The tenor guitars he listed are gone. Don't know if they sold or were pulled.
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    by Bad Monkey
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    Re: Condon

    legend has it that the band would hide Eddie's amp, or cut the cord off, or whatever they thought they could get away with to keep him from soloing. Not that he couldn't, he could play like an angel....
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    by Ryk Loske
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    Re: Condon

    Don is right that Condon played a tenor guitar tuned plectrum C G B D. He did end up having a plectrum guitar from Gibson, an L-5, but i've never seen a picture of him playing it. A great read is...
  21. Thread: Condon

    by AlanN
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    Re: Condon

    In the stack, I found this

    062-06-Elmer Schoebel And His Friars Society Orchestra -Frank Teschemacher , Eddie Condon- Prince Of Wails.

    At ~ 0:50 mark, there's a distinct 12-bar chordal solo,...
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    Re: Stars On Alabama

    My ukes have 4 strings (one has 8 strings)
    I have several 6 string guitars and a six string dobro.
    Two mandolins that are tuned in fifths and largely gather dust
    Three tenor guitars and 1 tenor...
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    Re: Stars On Alabama

    I love the work you did here. I started digging the song and decided I would sing it at our local sing around. I'll be playing on a tenor uke though. Maybe I'll keep trying fifths tuning but I find...
  24. Thread: Condon

    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: Condon

    at the library the other day I spotted a re-issue double CD entitled Dixieland Jazz:The Real Thing. four Classic Albums plus
    listened on the way to gig in the car
    one of the "classic albums" is...
  25. Thread: Lulu

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Lulu

    Inspired by Monk.....Monk is the one....

    The Only-est
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