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  1. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    For your stated needs, I suggest a modified cheap ovation celebrity, or applause, 12-string guitar:

    - Will save you the $1,000(s)

    - Will provide less guitar sound (low end) than a normal wooden...
  2. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    I'll leave that one alone - for sake of thread duration.
    ......

    Ya I wonder if the authors have heard any hip hop, reggae, jazz, rock 'n roll...all historically subversive..
  3. Thread: Noob. Hiya!

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    Re: Noob. Hiya!

    Welcome to Mndln cafe! I know some Morris tunes - I'm a melodeon player in my other life..
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    Well, if we're going to get serious...

    I was totally into plectrum (standard) banjo for a long time, after tenor...but I started on 5-str.

    Still, I don't mind joking around a bit.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I hear ya! Shame that banjos are only new once..

    Btw, good luck with tryin to git your banjo to git you to stop yer habit of goin in the woods... I just got me a rabid dog to "civilize" me -...
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    Re: And Now We’ve Lost Dr. John

    Big influence on me. That stuff got me into NOLA sooner than I likely would have. Prof Longhair got me into playing accordian..
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Whew!


    <obligatory banjo dis> ;)
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    I'm as Marty - only instruments I'm not playing are stowed in cases. There are too many instruments I am playing and that unfortunately is "clutter" (from my wife's perspective), but it is kept to...
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    Well, it's relative. For me (having the same background - classical, flamenco, and all kinds gtr), I found it smooth. But I was also accustomed to skinny necked banjos and fiddles, which...
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    That's cool :) They are different instruments.

    IME, there is that moment when you finally feel that you are in control of, have power over, and making the instrument sing. It's quite...
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    I started into more fiddling again a couple of weeks ago - since having been primarily occupied with cumbia, Brazilian, and even a mandolin or two all spring.. But I started with that springar...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    What are your goals? Mine was to get really good (on guitar, on which I focused myopically). These days my interest is in performing/sharing/teaching music, all kinds. So I gave up the single...
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    Don't know why I relegated it so..? I love these tools. Really what tool is better? I've had the good fortune to have had my life filled with it. My joy of music has never waned; can provide...
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    I've heard of folks having dBAS, but I've never been compelled to possess more than one at a time, although I did have two for a couple of years...just cuz. I think I've only owned 4 in my lifetime,...
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    We'll have to get our terminology together: no concertinas in cajun, just melodeons..
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    1. Music itself is an irrational pursuit (one reason why we should do it)

    2. Drummers are a lost cause in this respect; your house must be filled with percussion implements

    2. Banjoists, too...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    I do not change strings, unless they break. I want to play. Of course I'm rarely concertizing (on strings any more), but just performing locally in casual environments.
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    I'm addicted to all things music. So naturally I'm compelled to buy instruments (just bought one five minutes ago on ebay - not something I need, but useful in my work). I've had both successes and...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Good heavens, I'll wax poetic over spilled electric gear! I just remembered all the synths I've owned...my first was a DX7 - that I never learned to program - nor my second, a SC Prophet 600. I had...
  20. Re: Cripple Creek Music in Ashland OR closing

    Jeff, when I was out there a couple of years ago I met one of the staff there, took his card but lost it..

    Would you happen to know where the nice young man who worked on accordians might be...
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    My entree into mandolin/BG was delayed many years, for when I went into my local acoustic instrument retailer to buy my first mndln, the guy played his best one (Kentucky, likely a lower-end deal)...
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    Re: Playing level

    Oops. Where's the paradox? I thought I was posting about a paradox I was thinking on the other day.. it obviously didnt come through in my post.

    Something like, becoming absorbed in this ever...
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    :)
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    Re: Playing level

    Advanced musicianship is somewhat characterized by "learning"; yet the more one advances, the more complex/sophisticatied the learning is. Same as with any art: the greater the ability to...
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    Re: Tuned in Fifths

    Thanks Mark. Ya I didnt know that was an option.

    I'd deleted another vid - hdgfl demo - when I realized it would come up in a tune title search; it was only meant to demo a new fiddle here..
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