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    Re: May Jazz tune of the month: Body and Soul

    Another (terrific resource by the way) is to explore Pete Martin's offerings at http://www.petimarpress.com/books.html . Pete is often on the Jazz Forum here in the cafe and there are a load of his...
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    Re: Technique question

    I try to what sounds right and what feels right. I have several different scale length instruments and for both melody and or chordal playing, each one requires listening to what I'm trying to...
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    Re: A Kiss To Build A Dream On

    The song is a true masterpiece - and your interpretation of Pops rendition is spot on Dave! Thanks for posting this on the unamplified guitar. That seems to make the tune even more timeless and...
  4. Thread: Tenor cases

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    Re: Tenor cases

    Cedar Creek Cases builds custom cases for a reasonable price http://www.cedarcreekcases.com/. Explore the site then find the menu heading for build your case.
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    Re: Kala, Blueridge, GDAE, and other questions...

    Gianna, for a fiddler, the CGDa tuning is a Viola tuning. There are a lot of things which you can do with it which just sound - um - richer on a C tuned instrument. One other point, if you capo a C...
  6. Thread: From Toots

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    Re: From Toots

    Dave, re tremolo ... many, if not most of this thread have arrived at TG's from a mandolin background. Tremolo or a variation of it is something we have to work at from the start. Now for a banjo,...
  7. Thread: From Toots

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    Re: From Toots

    Thanks Dave, great interpretation on Thielmann's classic. A playing question now that you've resurfaced. Can you describe the different right hand technique between T Banjo and T guitar? I realize...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    Christopher Fonda on Tenor, doing a Cab Calloway tune with some Slim Galliard and Scatman Crothers thrown in ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tPv0w2XjDM

    There's a few of his Videos on You...
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    Re: Trying something new!

    Great idea Fox. Did you have to do the heat curing routine for the carbon fibre to become rigid enough to support the end grain laminates? I recall some of the problems which Rigel went through and...
  10. Thread: Ellington

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    Re: Ellington

    oops - Dave, this video is labeled as unavailable.
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    Re: Stompin at the Savoy

    Am I getting anything out of your videos? You've got to be kidding! Your elegant approach and tasty phrasing is both refreshing and almost overwhelming. Clean playing Dave, what we all aspire to,...
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    Re: Should I keep original tenor case?

    The original case did what it was meant to accomplish. It protected your guitar. If you can find a properly fitting new case, all the better but ... don't get rid of the old case until you have a...
  13. Thread: cgda tuning

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    Re: cgda tuning

    We play tenor guitars. We love a challenge, your chord are all there, and in the right order ... we can deal with it. And, thanks for the delightful piece of music.
  14. Thread: Tres Ciubano

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    Re: Tres Ciubano

    Zed - In eastern Cuba: Guantanamo, Santiago, Holguin etc., most of the instruments I saw, seemed to be 3/4 size Classical guitars which were 'converted' to Tres Cubano by changing the nut and saddle...
  15. Thread: Tres Ciubano

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    Tres Ciubano

    I just posted this on the Jazz thread and thought that tenor players might enjoy some different insights....
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    Cuban Rhythm playing on a Tres Cubano

    I won't post this video here as it is very long ... fifteen minutes and it's in French with English subtitles. I spent a good part of February in eastern Cuba and the music and the choice of...
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    Re: So who is finger picking thier tenor?

    On those odd, quiet playing times, I normally use my thumb and index finger only. For rhythm playing, I cluster my index and thumb and pull up an almost descant rhythm where I strum the low strings...
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    Re: Bridge lean question

    I misread the title ... I thought this subject somehow referred to Lee Marvin in Cat Balou.

    Sorry.
  19. Thread: Vega Tenor

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    Re: Vega Tenor

    Nice little guitar and great playing - as usual. Next time you have it on a video, show the back of the head stock. There are a lot of us who have literally drawers full of old obsolete tuners stored...
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    Re: Ozark resonator on eBay

    From the label on the back of the peg head, it's of Korean manufacture. Which may or may not be a good thing.
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    Re: Aria AF tenor guitar update

    I've had mine for more than four years now and it has become even more remarkable. The fundamental tone (attack) is very large and tight and the resonance, which is huge, can be easily damped by...
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    Re: Two finger jazz mandolin chords

    Terrific explanation Pete! Thanks for clarifying that. One thing I've noticed in a few theory / method books is the name of chord / ala inversions primarily, designates the bass tone. From what I...
  23. Thread: Four strings

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    Re: Four strings

    Good on ya Fox! But you might have created a monster. If he's got the bug for four strings and is obviously aware of your very nice collection, keep a close inventory, unless of course he offers to...
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    Re: Looking for Paramount tenor harp info

    Great find. Paramount instruments are always interesting. Re identification. Have you looked through Mugwumps assorted collections? Michael passed away last year but he's left a lot of information on...
  25. Thread: Mandola owners

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    Re: Mandola owners

    I've tried Thomastiks a few times and ... they seemed to start out dead and got worse. I couldn't get anything like life out of them, changed picks a few times, changed attack and position and even...
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