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    Re: Fiddle break in Cotton Eye Joe

    The chords are often, but not always, a repeat of the chords from the first line of a previous verse or chorus... if that helps?
    Or try replacing some of the chords in the improv with their relative...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Encore Cécile Soirat...


    https://youtu.be/bkdZq4UvYio
    https://youtu.be/bkdZq4UvYio
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    Re: RIP Jean-Jacques Savin

    Lots of irony in his ultimate fate.
    I tried to find his profile on Facebook but came up with loads of commercial media outlets all telling me, in a couple of sentences all about the man.

    His...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very enjoyable Frank, nice driving rhythm.


    Just tidied this up a bit...
    X:1
    T:Rasa Sayang
    L: 1/8
    P:AABA
    Z:Malaysian Folk Song http://mtbink.com/song-book/077-rasa-sayang.html
    M:4/4
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    Re: Need help with a play along track

    https://www.irealb.com/forums/showthread.php?14841-Irish-songs

    But I believe there is a thread entitled: ‘Great tunes to learn for St Patrick’s’.
  6. Thread: Meat Loaf

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    Meat Loaf

    https://youtu.be/3QGMCSCFoKA
    https://youtu.be/3QGMCSCFoKA
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Lovely tune, thanks.

    X:1
    T:Rasa Sayang
    L: 1/8
    Z:http://mtbink.com/song-book/077-rasa-sayang.html
    M:4/4
    K:C
    |:EFG2G2c2|BAGG EF G2|B2AA GFEG|CEDF B,D C2:|
    EFGG GA G2|GFEE EF E2|EGFF FGE2|CEDC...
  8. Re: New year goals - advice for getting better at practice

    Divide the chapters or pages into weeks or months and only look at that chapter for that week.
    And agreed with CarlM, take some small troublesome issue, a weak technique maybe, and iron it out. ...
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    This weather will change. Spring is just around the corner. ;)
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    Re: Farewell To Whiskey origin questions

    Not posted in exactly the right place (no absolute need to fill the thread with nice comments :)) )
    -but it does bring the origin of the tune back to life, good times, and hard times, enjoy.

    I...
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    198859
  12. Re: Sierra Hull - “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” (Bill Monroe) at Sun

    This is a great study, anyone else hearing 9/4 time?
    (Love the sound of the surf) :)
  13. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Lucky it had that strap fitted.
    Otherwise the back would have been all messed up by the truck tire marks.

    What does it sound like?
  14. Re: Sierra Hull - “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” (Bill Monroe) at Sun

    Sweet.
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Really like the Tone of both of them.
    I was wondering if the video had been edited because it seems that there are a lot more cars in the second one, and the light seems different. But maybe not....
  16. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Abcnotation.com too.

    Another way, very often recommended, is to take singing lessons, sing scales and arpeggios. Sing with every note you play as David says, slowly, and try always to guess the...
  17. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Welcome!
    My usual advice is to learn ten or fifteen fiddle tunes:
    mandolessons.com

    and when you’re comfortable in G or D major, learn those scales, then you can copy any song you like from a...
  18. Re: How to get songs by ear... When you have no ear?

    Welcome!
    My usual advice is to learn ten or fifteen fiddle tunes:
    mandolessons.com

    and when you’re comfortable in G or D major, learn those scales, then you can copy any song you like from a...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    I’m wondering if there’s an A style like this. :)


    One thing I would say however, is that I think it’s wonderful that there are people in this world who will take such a beautiful object like...
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    There’s also ‘pano tuner’ free for iPhone.
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    Get yourself a capo.
    Yes! :)
    Put the capo on the first fret and see how it feels. Play some scales.

    Now take the capo off and if it’s more difficult to play then you definitely need to get a...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    Here’s another massacre tune, Ap Shenkin or The Tempest.

    4,500 years ago they began dusting their crops with powered sulphur.
    Yep, this time it was the Ancient Sumerians vs. The Insects.

    ...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Really interesting second vid, is Mike angry with Chris for what he did?
    A real zig-zag rhythm battle.

    Great example, thanks.
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    As the economies change the price differences between dealers and private sellers will change, and there are all sorts of selling strategies, some dubious. It can be hard especially when people start...
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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Adding to what David wrote is that learning to play just DUD (jig rhythm) followed by DUDU (reel rhythm) played in one measure, so that would be DUD,DUDU per measure is a great skill to have. It’s a...
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