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  1. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Deleted -- posted in this thread before (and two of the items were repeats!)
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    Re: Question about pinky use...

    Depends on where I'm going next, but in most cases I use my pinky so as to keep my middle finger in place.
  3. Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    Have these players ever used a pick guard?

    Playing with or without one calls for different techniques. E.g., if you have small like hands (like me) planting on the top (or even just touching it)...
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    Re: Cannot Name This Chord

    As always, a question of conext and function. What's the tonality of your piece, what kind of chord structure, how does this chord enter the form, is the a melody note? It could be a passing a over...
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    Really????
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    MORE PHILLIPS:

    TIMEFRAME (Compass) all originals. Features Paul McCandless on soprano sax, bass clarinet and double reeds. Phillips on bass, 4-string octave, mandolin and mandoloncello

    TASTING...
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    Sensible advice, but I believe the question in this case is not about playing over chord changes, but playing out of chord formations. I can no longer locate it but there has been a Youtube video of...
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    Re: Another pick-hold question..

    M. Stangeland lists some 17 techniques on mandozine.com, but basically they fall into two groups. With a pickguard the most common technique seems to be brushing the guard with loosely curled...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    A fiddle tune is a tune conceived for or traditionally played on the fiddle.

    Banjo tunes -- at least bluegrass banjo tunes -- are so highly idiomatic that they don't really work on other...
  10. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    But that is a song, with the key being the singer's choice. Tony Rice did it in Bb but Im sure Jimmy Martin did it in A. And Jimmie Skinner, who wrote the song, recorded it in F (at least on one...
  11. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    What about Johnny June Reel on Kenny Baker's Portrait album (1969). Is that an original?
  12. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    I forgot: Rutland's Reel, Strictly Forrester, and Fiddler's Waltz are not traditional.
  13. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Somehow I missed this point, probably because of the alternative "Oldtime". And, of course, most traditional tunes usually started as somebody's original. And Bluegrass is what you do with a song....
  14. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Not sure if Clarinet Polka counts, but some BG bands may have tackled it. It was recorded around 1960, with Howdy Forrester on fiddle and Jimmy Riddle on harmonica, so maybe that qualifies as...
  15. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Go to the Traditional Tunes Archive website and enter "2 flats" in the search box. That will keep you busy for awhile.
  16. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Flatt&Scruggs often tuned a half step sharp. Check, e.g., Earl's Breakdown. I don't know of any A to Bb example. They did record Pike County Breakdown, in Monroe's key of A, before Monroe himself...
  17. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    I) It is about tunes in that key. All of the examples given, with the possible exception of Sailor's Hornpipe, are generally played in the key of Bb. Very often there are particular technical...
  18. Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Cheyenne, with a g minor bridge.
    High Level Hornpipe
    Sailor's Hornpipe
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    I) This effect is more pronounced on an ovalhole or violin, and much more on guitar (esp. a dreadnought) where three of the open strings form a major triad. Which may explain the popularity of...
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    I recently checked a fairly large sample from the Real Book and found that the most common keys are Eb, F, G, and Bb. When I started out on the guitar in 1957 I relied (far too) much on sheet music....
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Mark O'Connor's arrangement (on Appalachian Journey) uses both the traditional keys F, and D. Another "F or D" tune is Rickett's Hornpipe
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    In Western Swing it's played in F. Watson moved it to D, capoed at the 2nd fret. Some people after him left the capo off, and played it in C, an extremely inconvenient key, leaving nor room for...
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Monroe did several songs in F, especially with his brother Charlie. One number on the Master of BG album, Right, right on, is in F.
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Isn't that a Jim&Jesse tune?
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Or Ab, at least by boporiented musicians. Another F (swing) or Ab (bop) song i Indiana/ Donna Lee.
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