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    Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    Only three videos per post, limit, so here is some more:

    For some mandolin content, maybe the Blue Sky Boys:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH2zM30w2dY
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    Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    That's a nice song. The rhythm strikes me as a little, I don't know, frantic? But I like it a lot. Reminds me of Woody Guthrie, if you substitute harmonica for fiddle:...
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    Re: Mandolin-Driven String Bands

    If we are talking about more contemporary bands, Take Two won the Clifftop neo-traditional contest last year without a fiddle, and with mostly mandolin family instruments. They are somehow related,...
  4. Thread: John Reischman

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    John Reischman

    John Reischman and Eli West were recent guests on the Old Time focused podcast "Get Up in the Cool." You can find it here, or I suppose through podcast downloaders:...
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    Re: Wish to the lord I'd never been born...

    "Hard for to Love" has another pair of verses that seem to appear in a lot of different songs:

    So it's who will shoe your pretty little feet?
    Oh, it's who will glove your hands?
    Oh, it's who...
  6. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    If you start going to festivals looking for the music you seek, you will find that lots of great music is not happening on the stage:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDt-kqcJLH4

    So, now, let's...
  7. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    I can only post three links to videos at a time, so my message continues below:
    Maybe you are looking for a more contemporary type sound. I never heard of Amythyst Kia before I saw an announcement...
  8. Re: More albums like Sutton, Holt, and Coleman: Ready For the Tim

    Whoo. OK, that's kind of a several part question, but the exciting thing is that you have nourishing road ahead of you, as you find the music that speaks to you.

    I am not familiar with that...
  9. Thread: Different G chord

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    Re: Different G chord

    I use it often, too. When playing in D, that shape is convenient when using the 245x shape for the D chord, and the 2245 shape for the A chord.

    You can also think about using the 3 finger version...
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    This reminds me of Harry Bollick, who is reviving tunes from a specific county in Mississippi. As far as I can tell, this is a completely dead tradition, except tunes were recorded on sheet music...
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    Since this thread was started by something published by Dwight Diller, we may as well see a Dwight Diller video, too.

    Not Bluegrass:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO9lhOHbjWg
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    I described "In the Pines" as slowed down with more notes added. Didn't want anyone to confuse that as meaning bad or inferior in any way - it's just a different way to play great tunes. I'll link...
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    Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    That video of Little Brown Jug features Tricia Spencer, who is a professional musician (maybe she also has a day job, like many Old-Time pros). She is half of Spencer and Raines, who I really like....
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    Re: Rough banjo tuners on a tenor guitar

    I got the Waverly tuners, so I'll give my impressions. I'm not really qualified to give a real review, but here goes.

    The Waverly's came in a fancy box, and they seem pretty nice. Easy to...
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    Re: Rough banjo tuners on a tenor guitar

    I've got the new ones coming in the mail, so I'll post a follow-up in a week or two. These tuners have actually gotten worse over time - they were not so bad at first.

    That truck steel story is...
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    Re: My Level of Incompetence

    Everyone feels this way sometimes, right?

    A recent video lesson from Baron Collins-Hill on exactly this feeling:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqTf4I5w2c
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    Re: Bluegrass Videos

    That reminded me of this, which is what an Oldtime wedding looks like:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSiOA-5B8sw

    Apologies for getting off the bluegrass topic!
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    Re: Most popular trad tunes?

    Thanks - I wasn't trying to come off snotty, it's just not a term I hear around here. Baron Collins-Hill is a mandolinist from Maine, and his Mandolessons site has a broad range of tunes that...
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    Re: Most popular trad tunes?

    What does "trad" mean in Maine? Regional differences in vocabulary, and all.
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    Re: Hearing Protection Suggestions

    I've been using Alpine Musicsafe ear protection. I've used several types that don't provide as much attenuation as industrial earplugs, which I think is a good feature. Those take away too much of...
  21. Re: I've asked before, but asking again: how to play louder

    I have two suggestions, one easy and one hard. The easy one: based on the video, it looks like you are squeezing the back of the mandolin against your body. While sitting down, try angling the...
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    Re: Old Time/Early Country Play list

    Following up on my earlier entry...around here, old time means mountain music, not necessarily music that was popular with a wider American audience. But I was thinking about the tune Redwing. ...
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    Re: Old Time/Early Country Play list

    I may be misunderstanding, but there are lots of archives of old time tunes, like
    http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.html
    or...
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    Re: Tennis elbow

    I had tennis elbow in both arms. Really bad in the right arm. The immediate cause moving foundation stones from an old barn for making a firepit, and then a reinjury from chainsaw vibration when I...
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    Re: 1924 A2Z (?) questions

    Nice "Homer the Roamer;" love that tune.

    Your mandolin looks exactly like mine, except I have worm over tuners. Mine is a 1924 A2-z, and the label is readable but faint. my top isn't shiny,...
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