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  1. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #549

    Agree that Barbara does great here. :mandosmiley:

    As to voting on tunes, if it's a tune I already know, I usually don't mess with it because it's already been done. As to tunes I *don't* know,...
  2. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #549

    Well, people have been quoting those high Song-a-Week membership numbers for years, but the reality is that a large percentage of those "members" haven't logged in even once in the past 2 to 10+...
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    Re: Sort of A Dumb Question

    Also bear in mind that when people are reading pages while logged in, they might not see any signatures at all, if that's how they've set their *viewing* preferences. That's how my viewing...
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    Re: Mandolins in visual art

    Mural painted on a building in Aberdeen, WA, USA. Artist and history info is in older thread. Car in lower left corner gives an idea of the size:
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The seller might have inadvertently left off a couple of zeros. Craigslist pricing errors are not uncommon, although usually it's the other way around (too many zeros, rather than not enough). ;)
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    Re: Cool Banjo Physics

    Oh now look what you've done, you're trying to make us think! ;) (Not my specialty anymore.) And here I was hoping to get through the documents just blissfully skimming through the text and seeing...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It's actually a Shmergel. All Shmergels have the little-known ability to shape-shift to perform other complex tasks, such as substituting for a malfunctioning alternator in a car. Just place the...
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    Re: Cool Banjo Physics

    Fascinating stuff! :mandosmiley: Thanks for posting that. :)

    The nearest I ever got to investigation of the physics involved in banjo sounds, when I was like 12 or something - setting all my...
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    Re: broke back mandolin on Ebay

    Ah yes, good point! :mandosmiley:



    I briefly had a trapdoor mandolin-banjo, :disbelief: many years ago. I don't know/don't remember if that trapdoor rim was originally paired with that...
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    Re: broke back mandolin on Ebay

    Ha! :grin: I like that idea. :cool: Little clips to hold lightweight items inside, such as spare battery for digital tuner, spare picks, a spare string or two. Fastened so as to prevent unwanted...
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    Re: broke back mandolin on Ebay

    The back cut-out could be a revolutionary and very practical option for musicians who, for whatever reason, prefer to not install a traditional toneguard and yet still wish to reduce contact between...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Mandolin background music from TV series "Expedition Unknown", 2017 episode s5e3 "Origins Of Stonehenge". Unfortunately the host is talking over the music except for the first 4 seconds of the clip....
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Looks and sounds great! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Which song is this ?

    Maybe this will work...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=194726&d=1623874579

    Pretty music. Sounds familiar. Anyone know what it is?



    Attachment for above...
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    Re: Ebay Luthier Project

    :)) Spray foam, duct tape, and paint?
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    Example MIDI audio backing generated by the "iReal Pro" chord-chart app, for Song-a-Week 547 Song Of The Seashore. One of many different possible chord combinations for this song.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Well I was thinking more of an earlier era of mandolin popularity, when there were all those mandolin orchestras all over the country.

    Mandolin seemed to be quite the fad, for a number of years. ...
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    Re: Gospel Sheet Music or Chord Charts

    Seems like good advice. :mandosmiley:

    Especially since an unfortunate percentage of the official printed church music I've seen contains the admonition, "Guitar chords do not correspond to...
  19. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Seams. :grin: Because, "seems" is for when your sowing, like when your'e fixing a seem in a pare of pants.

    And sew glad to sea you did'nt fall for the common grammer misteak of the terribly...
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    That makes sense, thanks! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    In both of those, in the third bar from the end, there's only two and a half beats. :confused: I think it's a transcription error/typo. Magnified views:

    193931

    193932

    After a casual...
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    Re: how do you prevent and get rid of hand cramps

    Also, in addition to everything above, make sure the mandolin's action (string height above the fretboard) isn't too high. I'm mentioning this because I see it's your first post, so you might have a...
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    All of the above.

    If all else fails, add a little reverb, :grin: in real-time so you can enjoy the enhanced sound while you're playing (not added afterward). That's how I was able to tolerate...
  24. Re: Unique description of a beautiful 1923 A4, for sale in Japan

    :)) Lol. That reminds me of "Farb now the glimrod" from the 1980s comic strip "Shoe", where Santa's elf team is trying to assemble a new imported sleigh. That strip may be a little dated now, as to...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    My dad grew up with oldtime fiddle/banjo music (and mandolin), but... he said the first time he heard big-band music, he thought it was "just noise", :disbelief: not music. Even though big band was...
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