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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Well ghouls and boyz, are you ready to "pull the trigger" yet?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2MSPzwvlj4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkmw3_EU78U
    Artie Shaw's 1940 version of this is...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=661Ju17ffkI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_7SxoQW11g


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0TvfqmWf4M
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Get your Bleak on!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlfcN93NS2Q


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0HaWbe3Qq8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQSjV4DZ-Gg
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSdsWEi2Hho


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_IA3stJRoE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw43Wqt8Oio
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    Since this was posted in General Discussions, I feel no need to restrict myself to bluegrass/old-time titles. These are some informative and/or highly entertaining books on my shelves. It's been so...
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    Re: Jethro Tull (unplugged)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jethro_Tull_(band)
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    Jethro Tull (unplugged)

    1987 MTV Unplugged. Ian Anderson/Martin Barre/Dave Pegg

    "Serenade to a Cuckoo" & ""Skating Away" (Dave Pegg is on mandolin on the latter)

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  8. MIDI playback not working on Mandolintab.net ABC converter?

    Is anyone else experiencing problems with the midi playback at ABC converter at MandolinTab.net? I'm trying to figure out if it is their site, or Hughesnet problems etc.

    Lately, it may or may...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    IF you want both simultaneous shifting and pinky practice, Paganini's Perpetual Motion (Moto Perpetuo) will give you plenty of both!

    Way back (1979-1982) I took lessons from a violinist named...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    NO, but it wouldn't hurt to be able to use it.

    As far as shifting, to what degree of shifting skill are you talking about? How about scales and scale patterns on one string? And there are...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fb3UAcp_mI&list=PLB45421AC52D7F01D&index=10


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshLmy3tFXk&list=PLB45421AC52D7F01D&index=7

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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    It is perfectly acceptable to use the pinky at the 6th fret, especially on the "C" string.

    Larry Rice use to tune his mandola down to A-E-A-E. Andy Irvine used the Irish bouzouki tuning but at...
  13. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Finland:
    Ottopasuuna
    JPP
    Maria Kalaniemi
    Helsinki Mandoliners (mandolin trio)
    Värtinnä
    Gjallarhorn
    Tallari
    Jarmo Rompanen (mandolin player)
    Heikki Lahti (mandolin player, RIP)
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI LIVE...( DIESI CONCERT - 20/12/2018 )


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT8M56jIAA

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleftheria_Arvanitaki

    Arvanitaki Eleutheria Live sto...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Lots of bouzouki and baglama

    GLYKERIA LIVE..."SummERTime"...concert (ERT - 10/7/2017)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=put-JYPyOu4

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glykeria
  16. Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Must also have CDL and 5 years minimum experience driving large vehicles
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dvMMavXsCc


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6oABxbSaM
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Ryan Thomson aka Captain Fiddle in NH. Developed focal dystonia which left him unable to bow with his right hand. Rather than give up fiddle, he started all over playing left-handed and got quite...
  19. Re: Intervals/Scale Ricky Skagg's Breaks on J.D. Crowe & the New

    This is what he's probably doing - the basic variations of scales in 3rds.


    ASCENDING
    G-B . A-C . B-D . C-E . D-F# . E-g . F#-a . g

    DESCENDING
    g-b . F#-a . E-g . D-F# . ETC

    you can have...
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    Re: Improvising

    Spread that equine fertilizer Ralph....

    For a better understanding I could refer to the first couple of paragraphs in the introduction of Jerry Coker's "Patterns For Jazz" (a book I've used over...
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    BOB WiLLS short on TCM, 10:15 EST

    Some good stuff to DVR on Turner Classic Movies today (Wed Nov. 27. ) Just noticed a Bob Wills short (11 min) at 10:15 AM (BTW This is the same one TCM aired about a month ago)
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    You may want to go to the library and give this a read...Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    181392
    ...
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    Re: Improvising

    REAL PLAYING, imo, is SINGING ON THE INSTRUMENT, especially in improvised music.

    Learning your scales, arpeggios, etc. is fine, but FAR TOO OFTEN, it is done in such way that minimizes or ignores...
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    Re: Improvising

    Music Interviews - Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'
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  25. Re: Asturias - Solo Mandolin (Performed by Tiziano Palladino)

    The Asturian tunes are my favorite of the northern Spanish regions (Gallicia, Basque, Leon...). Seems to have also gotten popular among a section of Irish players like Nuala Kennedy, Flook, etc.

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