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    Re: In The Pines

    It's a great tune. I'm more familiar with Leadbelly's version, which uses more minor chords and slightly unusual chord progressions. It's dark, and maybe a tad creepy. I really like Doc and Dawg's...
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    Re: WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST...chord melody

    Holy COW!!
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    Re: The Baroque Theorbo

    Good stuff. "Almost thou persuades me to buy a theorbo." (Acts 26:28, paraphrased) Sting does a good job. His axe looks different--shorter--than the theorbo I saw on the vid on FB. Still nice.
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    Re: what would you do

    A letter or email, maybe. I had a similar experience with a bike shop and how they badmouthed my road bike. Not rude, just telling me every time I brought my bike there what a POS it was. I just...
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    Re: I had to share this with you!!

    Congratulations!
  6. Favorite Christmas/Winter Tunes on Mandolin

    I'm curious:
    What are some favorite Christmas and winter/holiday pieces, tunes and songs to play on mandolin and mando family instruments?

    I'm asking to get ideas for church, work and my own...
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    Re: Mandolins in Heaven ?

    What about mando-banjo players? Huh, huh? Loophole, perhaps? (I'm asking because someday I will buy one, and....)
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    Re: In Praise of Mediocrity (?)

    I have been payed a tad for a few gigs I've done, but the groupies so far have eluded me. Oh well.

    I really like the column. And I totally agree. I practice my music so I can have more fun with...
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    Re: Great band name!

    A zydeco/Cajun band out of Galena, Illinois, now defunct: "We're Late and Smell Like Beer".
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    Re: Problems we like to have ...

    Welp:
    -Having a variety of mando-family instruments (m'cello, bouzouki, tenor banjo, mando, electric slide mando) and having difficulty deciding which one to play.
    -Deciding which instrument to...
  11. Re: Guitar Question: Starting to Play Fingerstyle?

    Stefan Grossman. One of Rev. Gary Davis's star students, playing and teaching various styles of fingerstyle guitar for MANY years. Pretty much anything you can find of him.

    You basically turn...
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    Ideas for electric slide mandolin

    I have an electric mandolin (put together myself, actually--pretty cool) and I currently have it in an open A tuning: (first to fourth) E-A-C#-A. I mess around with slide on it. I play some blues,...
  13. Re: J. S. Bach BWV1004 - Ciaccona Transcr. Eduardo EgŁez

    Very beautiful!
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    Re: Multi-Instrumentalist's Advice?

    Hard to say. It depends on what your goals are.
    (Just my opinions here, mind you.)
    Virtuosity, as in blistering-fast bluegrass leads? Knowledge of and technical proficiency in a yooge catalogue...
  15. Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    "There's Power In the Blood". Just learn the hymn and speed it up.
    "Daddy's Hands"--not strictly a Gospel song, but I heard a group do it in an outdoor worship service at a folk fest, and it worked...
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    Re: When Did You First Realize . . .

    I'm pretty darned self-critical, but there were a couple of moments at the Willow Folk Festival (near Stockton, IL, and I had to miss it this year--SOB!!): I walked up to a small group of old-time...
  17. Re: August Jazz TOM: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    I've only been exposed to this tune as a uke song a la George Harrison. Tasty arrangement! I know it on uke in a different key; this will be fun!
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    Re: Remembrance by A D Boden

    That's very pretty, Andy!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: August Jazz tune of the month

    All three great tunes. I was tempted to go with "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" because I know it to sing and accompany myself on ukulele (emulating George Harrison). But I dig the bluesy...
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    Re: Avi Avital's Chaconne

    Masterful! Love me some Avi!
  21. Re: What genres of music do you play on mando (besides bluegrass)

    Blues, Celtic (a few tunes), old-time, classical--Handel mostly, contemporary praise and worship and traditional hymns.
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    Re: Why/how did you start playing mandolin?

    I don't remember really well. I started (on strings--I got piano lessons as a kid, and played trombone through college) on guitar, and took a few lessons on fingerstyle. Something interested me in...
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    Re: Who goes on Mandolin Mount Rushmore?

    Yup. I would amend that a bit, though, to add Howard Armstrong. Yank Rachell and Rich Del Grosso--Yes!
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    Re: Where are you from?

    I live in Galesburg. Anywhere close?
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    Re: Where are you from?

    Born: Superior, Wisconsin
    Lived briefly as a baby: Duluth, Minnesota
    As a toddler: Spooner, Wisconsin
    Ages 4-7: Monona Grove, Wisconsin (suburb of Madison--coolest city in the US!)
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