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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    Terrible history.
    Were they allowed writing materials while in high security at the farm? Maybe ‘Parchment’ is an allusion to that.
    Very low protein diet too...
  2. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #554

    By the way, itís still not too late to vote!
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    Re: Free Mandolin Tabs

    Hereís an example of a social project where people got together to help get the music out there.
    Itís a page of historic music documents in .abc format that can be converted to TAB (tablature) using...
  4. Re: The Cobblestone, Famous Irish Pub Saved from Developers

    Good news!


    And sorry I forgot to say, with TheGuardian and many other newspapers, if you temporarily block all of your cookies on your web browser then you can often read the articles without...
  5. The Cobblestone, Famous Irish Pub Saved from Developers

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/29/dublin-famous-music-pub-the-cobblestone-saved-from-developers-refused-planning-permission-hotel
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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    This is a classic Michael!
    Hard to say this but itís even better than the original!
    Youíve put in some great rhythm and those instruments sound really cool.

    First heard on MandolinCafe!
  7. Re: Is there an easy way to convert TAB to notation?

    As a progressing musician one of the many things to learn is to write out, on a piece of paper the notes straight from your fretboard, then itís notation and .abc from your fretboard and finally itís...
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    Re: How to search through a big PDF?

    Thanks Charlie this works great for smaller files, I’m just looking for something that will create an index of maybe 100 pages that are at the beginning of this huge pdf. These would probably search...
  9. Re: Is there an easy way to convert TAB to notation?

    Great tune.


    https://youtu.be/XcHPIUVWUMQ
  10. Re: Is there an easy way to convert TAB to notation?

    That TAB is mainly for OldTime music where they sometimes use strings in different tunings.
    Good for info but I’ll bet the TAB was written when DOS computers and floppy discs were pretty cool.
    ...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I keep a repertoire book of all the tunes I’ve recorded.
    I play other tunes too, and often play by ear, but the repertoire book is the one that gets rehearsed from time to time.
    Basically if I...
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    How to search through a big PDF?

    Hi guys,
    Iím not sure if this question is asked very often...

    I have a single pdf file but itís actually a compilation of fifty or sixty of my TAB tunebooks that Iíve found or written up on my...
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    Re: Oval Hole Picking Technique

    I recently acquired a little Keech banjo and was surprised because years ago I couldnít play loose strings. No problem now since my level of accuracy, and a firmer pick hold along with loose wrist ...
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    Re: O'Doud's No 9 (Reel)

    Nice picking Jason.
    I like reels played with a hornpipe rhythm too.
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    :)
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    Once you’ve learned how to slide with accuracy and speed -aggressively like Sierra Hull for example, then you’ll be asking different questions.

    It’s a sort of bucket list thing, like tremolo....
  17. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Strangely enough I think it would be good to get an old concert or soprano banjo and tune it in nylon string fifths.
    Theyíre clunky and heavy so theyíre not in demand, and have a short neck and a...
  18. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #554

    https://youtu.be/MxP7eqyQf38
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    A Zen Buddhist needs a bit of spare cash so he decides to give mandolin lessons.
    A guy sees the advert and calls him up.

    The Zen master says, I can teach you mandolin, it's going to cost you...
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    Re: Is this damage serious or cosmetic?

    Ouch! :(
    Do you have a photo of the banjo?
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    I thought it was a great joke, And I laughed a lot :))
    -because trombonists Drive trucks, so they put the instruments underneath the stage because his truck had broken down, and it was New Year's...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I tend to play just the A part until I’ve got it, then I move onto the B part and look for similarities to the A part.
    I’ll often spend more time on the B part even though there will be some A part...
  23. Re: The Eoeungeum or 어은금, a North Korean equivalent of the mandol

    https://youtu.be/uOcFfa-25gQ
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    You guys have probably already tried humming a tune, and then humming it again but much quieter.
    Finally you can hum the tune without making any noise, and in fact without using any vocal muscles. ...
  25. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    OldTime. Learn ten tunes by heart and think notes.

    Playing along with folk, rock, metal, pretty much anything else is limited by copywright.
    The issue for beginners is to find TAB in little riff...
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