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  1. Re: 1 hour 11 min of Mandolin Orange-Green Mountain Bluegrass

    Yes, I have seen this one before ... but it's just as good the second time round.
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    This is how I learnt it, too. If your piece is in 4/4 time and full of 16ths, the DUDU picking pattern is needed to play those. Notes of longer durations, consequently, turn into downstrokes as long...
  3. Re: MP3 of the Day - Scottish jigs by Kevin Macleod from the albu

    This is the MP3 that introduced me to Kevin Macleod's music. His mandolin playing on this set sounds like the purest of waterfalls. I've bought several of Kevin's recordings since, and he's one of a...
  4. Re: mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    They just sound so good. And looking at them play, you can see that they are really living and breathing the song in that moment.
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    Re: The Banshee on Octave Mandolin

    Nice tune, good playing!
  6. Re: A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    You're doing things there that I didn't even think possible. It's a beautiful tune and a perfect and impressive rendition.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Congratulations on the new mandolin! I'm glad you're happy with it. It looks and sounds great.
  8. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Week Social Group Week #528

    Nice to meet you. Coincidentally, we were in Maidstone today. Boughton Monchelsea is near there.

    That's not me in the video. It's the first and only recording I could find of this tune, and I...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That's quite the band you have there! Good to see you enjoying the music.
  10. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Week Social Group Week #528

    Here's Schwäbisch:
  11. Re: MP3 of the Day - Coleman's March/Bonaparte's Retreat

    It gets better every time you listen. I'm grateful to Robin Bullock for all the hours I've spent listening to his music.
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    Wouldn't it depend on the melody? If a slide from one note to the next one up would sound good, that's the finger that will cover two notes. If there's a "breathing gap" between two notes, that's...
  13. Thread: new website

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    Re: new website

    Very nice web site! And the mandolins look and sound great.
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    Re: Two German songs in honour of meadows

    The first couple of bars are similar to Alouette. I'm German, and the closest match to my mind hasn't been mentioned yet: This German children's song about a lanky boy and a plump girl picking fruit....
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    Re: The Rocky Road to Dublin

    Well played! Nice tone and a fun video!
  16. Re: Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    Great playing! Thank you for the video.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    All my best wishes, too.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    This has become a very interesting and helpful discussion. I'm not a good player, and I very rarely need to play a solo in a song. But now I know where to start!

    For the sake of completeness:...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I wouldn't say I've settled on the Hawk picks. They're one of my current favourites, along with many of the others in that video - Gravity, Blue Chip, Dunlop, and several varieties of each!

    I'm...
  20. Re: Ceilidh Band in Lockdown (WARNING: non-mandolin content...)

    Well played and well recorded! More, please.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I'm on the same quest, and the video below is part of it. I've linked it in a couple of other pick threads recently, but it fits in here too.



    The information out there is so confusing that...
  22. Thread: Hawk Picks

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    Re: Hawk Picks

    I like the Hawk picks, too. They glide across the strings pretty well, and the bevel gives a lot of volume and (pleasant) brightness. On the other hand, there may be a little more "pick click" than...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    I second the comment about the big sound! I was experimenting with drones just yesterday (John knows about this). You show how it's done properly. Great playing!
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    Re: Irish Metronome

    My workaround was to record a "jiggy click track" of me playing along with a jig on headphones (a jig by Marla Fibish, coincidentally), with muted strings. Then you can play the melody in the same...
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    Re: Cantigas de Santa Maria - Cantiga 119

    That's a very nice video! I learnt this cantiga at one point, but never recorded it. Your version has just the spirit I was trying for.
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