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  1. Cafe Classifieds, What A Terrific Resource!

    At the risk of repeating what has already been posted numerous times, I want to thank Scott et all for the work necessary to provide an invaluable resource to all of us.

    I've sold a few mandolins...
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    How to save a failing guitar company

    No real mandolin content. Interesting historical perspective.

    https://reverb.com/news/interview-fender-visionary-dan-smith-on-how-to-turn-around-a-faltering-guitar-brand
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    Re: Cut time, 2/2, 4/4???

    The reason you see stuff written as 2/2 (or 4/4) is because it's more often easier to read quarter and 8th notes rather than the 16ths of 2/4

    The real "difference" between 2/2 (or 2/4) and 4/4 is...
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    Re: Improving without playing

    There's a complete lack of info about the OP which makes it difficult or impossible to give advice relevant to his situation. Advice for a basic player would be different than for an intermediate,...
  5. Re: My Classified ad is not working ??? Km-1000

    There are two warnings during the submission process stating You were being screened and that was the reason for the delay. Everyone that uses the classifieds has been screened, and we sometimes...
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    Re: Guitar site good as MandolinCafe?

    That animal is extinct. There was the Acoustic Player Magazine site that was phenomenal ... gone. The Celtic guitar site that APM spawned ... gone. And the Woodshed over at Stefan Grossman's site...
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    Re: Refinish mandolin?

    It is indeed Bill Monroe's mandolin that is currently in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

    http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/73987

    This mandolin has a very storied past.
    ...
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    Re: Refinish mandolin?

    The caption gives a hint, John. I imagine it was owned by a certain Bill Monroe, who I have heard played something called Bluegrass. ;):mandosmiley:
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    Thanks to Martin Jonas

    I've been around the Cafe for almost a year now and just recently decided to check out the genre posts. Stumbling onto this one, I've been reminded of how much I like Italian music. Thanks to you,...
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    A little musical humor

    Not sure if this has been posted before, but if it hasn't, here it is (I hope):
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    Re: Nava Archtop Mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    As promised, here's the 3rd episode- the bindings. Hope that you find it interesting.

    https://youtu.be/3lsaNw5hBZA
    Cheers Gary
  12. Re: How do you answer "what is that thing?", when playing a mando

    http://jazzmando.com/new/graphics/Percentageofpeople.jpg
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    Nava Archtop Mandolin

    Those of you, who have seen my work, will know that I normally build flat top mandolins. So I thought it high time that I should build an arch top. I decided to document the build in a series of...
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    Appreciation for the Cafe

    Several times the past couple of weeks I have gotten about half way through the news and decided that was enough. Maybe more than enough. That is when I check out the Cafe. Just wanted to say thanks...
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    I for one would like to see this thread continue as it has been! Please, if you don't like this type of discussion, just don't read it or participate! Move on, nothing to see here! Negativity is what...
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    Re: Some renewed appreciation

    +1 on the two posts above. Mandolin Cafe has been my go-to site on a regular basis for over 14 years. Huzzah to Scott and the gang for keeping it excellent.
  17. Re: Looking for renaissance pieces for my tenor guitar

    There are lots of public domain sources out there, polyphonic music (for ensemble playing) as well as monophonic music (single melody lines suitable for solo playing).

    I attach two PDFs of solo...
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    Stompin at the Savoy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt9YbAK0IMc

    Any of you getting anything out of these vids? or maybe your ambiguous towards them. I know this stuff is not very popular, but I'm curious.

    dc
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    Re: comparison of samsung tab and ipad

    Everybody has had at least one of their devices regardless of manufacturer, and several online accounts, compromised in some way, and you wouldn't know about it. Those updates you get on all your...
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    Re: taking a break at the jam

    OK, Mark, I had some time today. Sorry that my strings are 3 months old so the mando doesn't sound its best. The Monroe break at the end of the video is more advanced, but I thought I'd give you a...
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    Re: taking a break at the jam

    There is always the option of sitting out the break until you know the tune.

    I'm not trying to be snarky, and I am not "taking a stance". But I just remember being really surprised when someone in...
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    Re: You don't know a fiddle tune until...

    I like the way you think.

    You are definitely on the right track to improving your ear, your mental flexibility, and technical abilities. If you stay on the program, "positions" will replaced by...
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    You don't know a fiddle tune until...

    I had been building up my repertoire of fiddle tunes, getting them clean and up to speed, when my mandolin teacher (who I sit with every other month) proved to me, after a serious of...
  24. Best wishes for a peaceful weekend and the holiday ahead

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    A brief note of thanks from the Mandolin Cafe to this community which during the past few weeks has remained a sane place to hang out online. Sadly, much of music related social media has...
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    Re: A few easy Django tunes?

    Wanted to make sure you got an answer to this. On a Friday night things tend to move down the queue quicker.

    Sort of depends upon what Django era but I have a good idea for starters. I personally...
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