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    Canada jam suite at Wintergrass

    The Western Canada Bluegrass Association is hosting a hospitality/jam suite at Wintergrass. Stop by Room 351 to say hello and jam. We play everything in the Key of 'Eh' :)
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  2. Wintergrass 2020 Vintage Instrument Workshop

    The workshop schedule is now posted on the Wintergrass 2020 site and once again, we are doing a vintage instrument session. Wintergrass is a fantastic event, all indoors at the Hyatt Regency Hotel...
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    Burtenshaw Mandola #6

    Here is another mando built from walnut. A mandola with a redwood top, walnut back, sides and neck. James tailpiece, Cumberland bridge. I really like working with walnut and there is lots of it here...
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    Re: Solo builders

    Hello Br1ck,

    In that price range I'd be contacting Craig Wilson. Disclaimer: he's a good friend (about 50 years) however I have no financial interest......he simply builds great mandolins....
  5. SongwritingCircle.com podcast: Episode 1 published!

    I'm so excited about this. It's a project I've been working on for a while. I love songwriting as a process and as an art form, and my hope for the podcast is to inspire and encourage others to...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Thanks for your announcement Scott and it was very nice getting the chance to visit with you at NAMM and the Ranch. I'm happy to report that I've updated our ZETA website with pertinent info...
  7. Re: An archtop/jazz mandolin similar to the Apitius Club Jazz

    Link: http://www.michaellewisinstruments.com/mandolins/



    Link: https://www.facebook.com/ArrowGuitars/
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Differentiates from "electrical engineer," in that you don't have to plug him/her in.
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's to your benefit to use all of your fingers,I don't know how that can be argued,,some pros might have really high action,which explains using only your stronger fingers up the neck,,I think it's...
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    Re: Eastman Octave

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HCr--gmBn0
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    I have always admired how the fiddle players shift and use their 4th finger so well, it’s a good skill to have.
  12. Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    A new multi-level meta-analysis of the effects of musical training on general intelligence in children (not peer reviewed yet so let's not get carried away) concludes that all the claimed benefits to...
  13. Salem,Oregon-Bluegrass/Newgrass/Country/Blues/Americana

    We meet every other Sunday at Oak Grove Grange at 5:30pm----2680 OakGrove Rd. NW

    January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, March 22.

    All are welcome to play whatever moves your soul.

    For...
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    Re: Adam Steffey

    Adam has taken breaks before. It is a demanding business and he has young children. I suspect we will see him again at some point - or at least I hope we will. I don't know him well but I believe he...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    And don't you forget it.

    Excuse now, whilst I light this Cuban cigar with a crisp $100 bill and have my secretary fetch a glass of champagne and fresh strawberries as I prop my feet up on my new...
  16. Re: NY Times profiles Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co.

    I have seen and tried the one and only mandolin produced by Troublesome Creek.
    What do I think? Well, I built the thing so of course I like it a lot!
    The mandolin is a prototype, made by me....
  17. Is there a mandolin equivelent out there?

    The Octobass.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all the truly nice people on MC and especially to Scott who makes this possible.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: NW String Summit vs Darrington

    Between String Summit and Darrington it is really going to depend on your music and party preferences. Darrington is largely traditional bluegrass based. String Summit is going to have a much broader...
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    https://youtu.be/9nmN1DJ-IWc

    Here's the video. You have to use the piece of film button, the YouTube logo button doesn't work.
    This is an amazing instrument!
  21. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I have gathered together with 2-3 friends for almost 24 years most Sunday (occasional Saturday) afternoons. Initially we all played "Spanish" style guitars with an Americana type repertoire. As we...
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    i love playing mandolin

    i have had health problems on and off for several years. i felt awfull much of today, but when i got home i pulled out four favourite mandolins and played them all back and forth, and it made my...
  23. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Mandolins are also a specialty market, there are way more guitars sold out there than mandolins, so there is an economy of scale effect here as well.
  24. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I can certainly endorse your thinking. Regular music sessions at home and in other venues have been a huge benefit to me following the very unexpected death of my wife just over a year ago. Family...
  25. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Hey Alan! What a great way to get encouraged! But not only do you have to do your part of committing to practice, you have to make sure to share how you are progressing in order to be held...
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