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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Now we have time to make our own.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Was it not the dream expressed in so many BG songs to live on your own in some remote cabin, or hide in in some lonesome parlor where the sun don't never shine? Now is the time to live our dreams.
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    Re: Help with video conferencing

    if one at a time playing is ok, this cascading WhatsApp procedure can be done without technical recording experience, but you have to make do with second-best sound quality, i.e. the price of your...
  4. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    In Breton music, the bombarde usually comes with a biniou (a set of pipes that sounds like the dentist from Marathon Man). You'll notice that the bombarde player has to pause every now and then for a...
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    I read somewhere that sticking to a daily routine helps preserve mental health.
    I have also read that talking to pets, plants and inanimate objects is perfectly normal under the circumstances; when...
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    My eyes wander all the time, and what they see is less attractive than what I have, every time.
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Same here. The main difference is that the outside world now is looking more like a dream of Edward Hopper's.

    But I would not worry about the end of MAS. I have played the same instrument for...
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    Re: Choir Practice Turns Fatal

    <inappropriate, violates forum posting guidelines>
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    Re: Does this octave mandolin...

    Of course, a small guitar body, combined with a ribbed&zipped sweater collar is a step in that direction.
    But to go all the way, you need Tomas Callister's fiddle.
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    this social distancing thing has one good - now I can eat all the garlic I always wanted to.
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    One of our local session players invented a rather simple procedure for creating a virtual session. All you need is two phones and WhatsApp.
    I've made an instructional video, and I must say the...
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    Re: Fernando Barroso: Bach on Bouzouki

    Thanks for that - must have been the first time I saw somebody quick-shifting a capo in a classical piece :))
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    Re: Fernando Barroso: Bach on Bouzouki

    Hurrah! This feels like J.S. Bach on the pillion seat of a motorcycle, powdered wig trailing. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    I had lots of Skype for Business meetings these days, and just as they don't feel like the real thing (which is not always bad), a jam session won't (which is always bad).

    It's not even like those...
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    Re: You picked a fine time Kenny

    ...with four hundred children and a croc in the field

    An Eldorado for mondegreens.
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    Re: Live From Home

    This is a fascinating movement. Here is my contribution...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_itBue9HoI
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    Re: String not ringing out

    Is the difference between the strings still there when fretted at the 1st fret? If yes, it's the saddle slot position - after restringing, the bridge often tends to lean towards the headstock, which...
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    Re: three players one instrument

    Three? Ha!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9mybTArlsk

    I like the one on the headstock...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    That's exactly how the weekend felt here, in Europe's largest urban area. You don't need miles to make a distance.
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile - nice point, but this thread is more like following the Scottish kings: Nemo me impune lacessit. ;)
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    Re: Social Distancing

    very effective indeed


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-8UhxjNts

    ...and don't laugh, he has a banjo as well.
  22. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    My walls are full of idle instruments that loosely count as mandolin family. The two that get played are in cases/bags: the OM, and the electric TG.
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    Re: Social Distancing

    That is easy. But when he leaves his instrument on a chair and it falls over - resisting the urge to catch it takes practise.

    That leads to the question if it is still advisable to give your...
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    Re: Tough times, tough decisions

    I just realized that this is the small end of a spectrum of musical heroism at the big end of which is that band on the rear deck of the R.M.S. Titanic. Goose bumps.
  25. Re: An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    A large stone scroll around the neck, with the mando looking like a lopsided bow-tie.
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