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    Re: Adam Steffy Workshop?

    Actually I think that it still wants you to install the software. I'm disappointed because I can't install this sort of thing on my computer even if I wanted to. Was hoping to rewatch. I did have...
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    Re: Adam Steffy Workshop?

    Someone asked about the A-models in the thread... why they weren't on the website.... We were at the festival. The A models were prototypes not ready yet...
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    Re: Beatles influenced by Bill Monroe?

    I don't think its a stretch at all. We are doing a lot of Beatles songs right now using bluegrass instrumentation. A lot of fun.
  4. Thread: Alison K is back

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    Re: Alison K is back

    I don't have the impression that she has ever made musical choices to cater to fans. She and the members of the band have often said that they play music that they like. She picks songs that speak...
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    Re: Question about Liberty and bluegrass in general

    I have to agree. We did Liberty here around 200 and it was probably a bit too fast - it was just impromptu out of woodchopper's reel. We like to do our fiddle / dance tunes a bit on the slower side...
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    Bluegrass Friendly Gigs in Michigan

    Any ideas?
    Grand Rapids, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Battlecreek, Jackson areas....
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    Re: easy beginner bluegrass songs

    Red haired boy is fun. A lot of easy double stops.
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    Re: Gigs: Where do you start with bookings?

    Interesting!
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    Re: Gigs: Where do you start with bookings?

    Ok well I suppose we should get a name first... we might have that by the end of the week. I'm working on a bio for a press release with a gig we already have a booked (small cafe).

    We did...
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    Re: Gigs: Where do you start with bookings?

    Thanks... we don't have a media kit or anything, pictures, or recordings yet. Just a few things we've managed to record on youtube. We literally started playing together about a month ago. So...
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    Gigs: Where do you start with bookings?

    I started playing recently with a couple people and we're wanting to book some gigs. I have some ideas on the types of gigs: festivals, small art fairs, coffee shops, etc. But I am wondering, where...
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    Re: Things that pop up when I'm jamming

    I have a friend who always does that when we're jamming, always makes for good laughs.
  13. Re: New Martin Guitar - I know slightly off topic but i need help

    Ed I am sure it is more to do with my own self conciousness. I will keep your thoughts in mind... Still researching, what a tough decision.
  14. Re: New Martin Guitar - I know slightly off topic but i need help

    Thanks for your thoughts CHuck. Maybe next time I should spend the entire time shopping regular model Martin's vs. the electronics versions. One problem I have had at church is that I feel like I...
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    Re: Road Trip to Lansing

    Just went to Elderly today. I have always lived nearby and never realized what a gem I had til I started visiting online forums. I love it there. It's hard to go there for a short visit. I just...
  16. New Martin Guitar - I know slightly off topic but i need help

    I have been in a lull with my mando playing lately and my hubs surprised me recently and said he wanted to support me in upgrading my guitar. I play weekly in our church praise band (for the last...
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    Re: Bluegrass vocal style

    Agreed.

    I've been tinkering around with these thoughts lately a lot myself too. I sang country for a long time and tried to mimmick the big ballad singers like celine dion and whitney and mariah....
  18. Thread: Alison K is back

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    Re: Alison K is back

    I couldnt' stop listening to it...

    I have never had the impression that they made music to sell. I think they make awesome song choices that are complex in chord structure. It's not traditional...
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    Re: Bluegrass Fans are Country Fans??...

    This is hte kind of country I do not care for anymore. There have been a few who's voices and talent I enjoy but really when they do stuff that is more acoustic which brings me to this point....

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  20. Thread: Dolly Parton

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    Re: Dolly Parton

    Agreed

    I heard this too.
  21. Thread: Murder ballads

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    Re: Murder ballads

    Yeah I love this....

    "Black & White" - CHerryholmes. One of murder and redemption.
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    Re: New-er Country Songs for Mandolin?

    Agreed...

    There is a ton of beautiful older music that you can add a newer fresh color to. My favorite songs are older songs relived. The great thing about being a female is that so much older...
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    San Anotonio Rose

    Has anyone else tried this in bluegrass fashion? I've been playing it and I just love it - singing it in G. I don't know what key bill willis or ferlin husky sang it in but I think patsy did it in E...
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    Re: Practice regimen advice

    I use these techniques too. I learned them in high school band when I played flute and it still applies here.
  25. Re: Beyond Basic Chopping - How to not hit those dead strings?

    I've tried some of these - seems to be helping. I just have to concentrate a lot until its natural.
    this was particularly helpful
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