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  1. Thread: Schottische

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    Re: Schottische

    In Scotland most of us would use the hard K sound, as Dave suggests above. Not sure about UK but certainly for Scotland. But there again we do not pronounce our "lochs" as "loCKs". We use the...
  2. Re: Installing a K&K in OM - Question about location of endpin ja

    I have fitted three of my own builds (two mandos and an octave) with JJB twin pickups, and for all three I drilled a separate hole for the jack socket, placed about 4 o'clock on the treble side of...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    You are correct, Allen. The Great Highland Bagpipe does indeed sound in Bb, though pipers always name the nine notes as G, A, B, C# D E, F# G and A - in other words A mixolydian; the three drones,...
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    A few years a go I was given some timber by a friend who is a very fine woodturner. He put it through his bandsaw and thicknesser to make back and side pieces for me. The timber is very similar to...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    Quote: "I love the pipes too. I almost bought a practice chanter to give it a try, but I took pity on my close neighbors".

    My two daughters are both pipers, Dick, and as well as the full sets of...
  6. Thread: Schottische

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    Re: Schottische

    We were playing in The Crown in Dunoon last night and two customers asked us if we knew Flett Fae Flotta. They were both Orcadians, we learned, so we obliged them and played it first as a march then...
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    Re: Schottische

    That Fergie story is one of my favourite Phil Cunningham anecdotes, Bren, along with The Shinty Referee where Phil tells of phoning Fergie for this tune and having him phone back from a layby...
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    Re: Minimum bench plane size

    I use a no. 5 for all my thicknessing work, tops, backs and centre seams. Good for planing the edges of the centre seams before joining. I use a shooting board then check the two edges of the tops...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    As Dagger says, it is not so much the instrument but the tunes and ways of playing them that give the Scottish dimension. We have a rich diversity of musical genres here in Scotland and major...
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    Re: Highland Rim

    Good multi-tracking, Gunnar.
  11. Re: Arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Kukkuva kello”

    Very pleasing performance, Toomas. I like the clock-like ticking you create, and the descending double stops.
  12. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #549

    Jess, you have thought this through really well, and I feel that you have maybe got to the root of the situation with many of your comments. I recently commented on the tiny number of votes...
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    Re: How Much Difference Do Speakers Make?

    All sound advice (sorry -no pun intended) from the three posters above, Sherry. I would especiall consider JeffD's comment. I mix on a set of studio headphones plus a set of Samson studio monitors,...
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    Re: Bourree #1 from Bach Cello Suite #3

    Great sound and fine playing!
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    Re: Problems with playability. Help!

    The combination of temperature change and very much higher humidity can have caused the wood of your instrument to swell or distort as it settles in to its new environment. Different woods react in...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    What an interesting connection, Ranald. Another wee gem I can use if playing this tune to an audience. They like to hear about the tunes and any wee personal links always go down well. Thanks too...
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    My Dungannon Sweetheart

    I had always thought this was an Irish tune, but in fact it was composed by Canadian fiddler Graham Townsend for his wife Eleanor, who came from Dungannon, Ontario, quite some way from Dungannon,...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I very rarely post to this part of the forum, keeping to the SAW Group for my regular postings, but here is a version of Jim Garber's lovely Tree Of Life waltz that I have already posted over on the...
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    Spootiskerry, Willafjord and The Barrowburn Reel. All great session favourites in my part of the world.
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    Re: Georgia On My Mind - Eastman/Schertler

    Great video and fine performances from all of you, Kevin. Sound mix is really good and the video clips very professional. Great venue!
  21. Re: 3 Schweizer Halszithern (Swiss cittern family instruments)

    The Kriesner looks like it will be an interesting repair/restore job, Jo. Will you remove the soundboard to repair those cracks (Assuming you are going to be doing this)? What sort of bracing will...
  22. Re: First Learning Session: Seeking Feedback

    In the weekly session I play in I use both mandolin(s) and guitar and often take the lead on guitar, especially slow airs where I can play chordal melody as well as single-note playing. We have...
  23. Re: Andrea Cataldo performing on a lute I built with his band

    Great group, and what a fascinating set of instruments they are playing. The fiddle and cello types are quite intriguing, Jo, and your lute comes out well in the mix.
    Thanks for posting.
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    Re: D string intonation

    Phillipe. another, admittedly rare, possiblilty is that you have a rogue string! Modern strings are very consistently made but once in a while you might get a faulty one.
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Lovely job, Spencer, and a great-sounding instrument too! Sounds well-balanced across all the courses.
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