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    Re: The Banshee on Octave Mandolin

    Nicely done, but I agree with what I think Bertram is saying. Specifically, the second set of triplets takes away from the continuity and drive of the tune. I thought it had a rhythm hiccup, but it...
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    Re: Narrowed it down to three

    Of those three, Kentucky. If availablr on same-level deal, Eastman. MD505, used or with as good discount, is the sweet spot of value.

    Epiphone has a long and varied history but their current...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    Pretty trivial differences between .40/.38, .10/.11. It’s a modern build by an experienced luthier. Personally I’d just try it. YMMV.
  4. Re: A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    Wow that sounded great! An interesting case for the capoed OM—unique timbre zone, resonant but light.
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    Re: Galway Girl, once more...

    Yeah, it’s a footbridge I built in spring, then realized the possibilities.... ;)=
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    Galway Girl, once more...

    As if the world desperately needs another take of this song, but itís always fun, and it was our only get-together in 6 months so we stuck to what we know....

    Matter of fact I recorded this before...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Please note the highly sophisticated Gmaj/Em chord at the end. We practiced that a lot.
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway

    I’ll have to give this a shot, thanks for bringing it up. The brilliant guitarist Amos Garrett used to play “Little Rock Getaway” (the A part) as a variant B-part to Arkansas Traveler. So give that a...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks! For my 64th birthday on the weekend I got the ol’ band together for the first time in 6 months and we put some of our standards down...same stage ;/=
    So this is the Lobster Buoys, playing a ...
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    Re: Finally: a signature quote

    Slurs are better than being ignored. Iíve long been miffed about the lack of mandolin jokes. Itís as if theyíre not artistically valuable.
  11. Re: Sparse mando and guitar examples aka taste lessons

    Dave: Please check out the David Grisman/Jerry Garcia albums “Not For Kids Only.” They are exactly what you are looking for! In fact you should have a listen just to make sure you don’t...
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    Re: Finally: a signature quote

    Also, I finally got a Collings, so this summer wasn’t all bad.

    Well, back to ye olde amusement music.
  13. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Technically non-docs, but containing a lot of truth:

    The Commitments (my all-time favourite music movie)

    Inside Llewyn Davis. ďI donít see a lot of money hereĒ (a phrase no folk music promoter...
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    Re: F-Style vs A-style ergonomics...

    Are you saying the F-style is more, or less comfortable?
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    Finally: a signature quote

    I have been waiting and waiting for the right quote. While attempting to deal with the zillions of books in my late, beloved auntís house, I found the Oxford Companion To Music, by Percy Scholes....
  16. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday Dennis. Relax and recover.
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    Re: Mystery Brand Mandolin

    Looks a lot like my old Bentley, which I bought for $90 in 1989 whilst following my policy of sticking to famous name brands that ooze quality.

    The Bentley is still quite playable. Lacks the zero...
  18. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    I started playing guitar in 1970, fiddle in 1977, and mando in Ď79.

    After a long learning curve, felt competent on guitar about 10 years in, on fiddle got to half-decent after a good 20 years in...
  19. Re: Michael Smith song: Spoon River. Anthology

    https://youtu.be/HYlK-PYM_BA

    So...this is how you get the video to show up in the post eh? Long time since I did any html.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://youtu.be/FVw5Gar9xw8

    Skye Boat Song, A favourite chestnut! Recorded in the sugarbush where I do most of my best work (such as it is).
  21. Re: Michael P Smith, songwriter of "This Old Mandolin", has passe

    That got me thinking, so I tried it. Thanks GDAE.

    https://youtu.be/HYlK-PYM_BA
  22. Michael Smith song: Spoon River. Anthology

    Someone on the Mike Smith RIP thread mentioned that this work of mysterious beauty works great on mandolin, so I wandered out to the woods and tried it.... https://youtu.be/HYlK-PYM_BA
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    Re: Automation replacing mandolins?

    Bet it can’t make the mistakes I can.
  24. Re: Michael P Smith, songwriter of "This Old Mandolin", has passe

    It sure sounds like a suggestion!

    Wonderful brilliant writer of so many great, great songs. Aside from Dutchman and Mandolin, I always come back to Roving Cowboy (Ballad of Dan Moody) and Spoon...
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    Must try those. I normally go with the green Dunlop .88s. My preferred compromise, just the slightest bit of give. They do all wear on the point though. Just recently read someone or other who...
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