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    Re: Bluegrass Music, Monroe's Musical Legacy

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: clearly Bill Monroe was one of the finest Monroe style mandolin players to ever live.

    Silas
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    Help finding crooked tunes

    Hi all,
    So I'm starting a project based in crooked fiddle tunes. I was hoping folks could recommend some. By crooked I mean tunes that extra or missing beats in them. Telling me where I can find...
  3. Thread: Ted Hawkins

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    Re: Ted Hawkins

    I like Tanner's rag. I joyfully play it wrong.
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    Gil Scott Heron-Whitey on the Moon

    Here's a video of my band, The Atomic Duo, playing our rendition of the late Gil Scott Heron's "Whitey on the Moon" at the Kennedy Center. He was a great artist. We need more bravery in American...
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    Re: National Resonator Mandolin-Hot Plate

    I have one and have used it now in a number of settlings. It sounds great and helps one slide easily into a swing or blues band. My favorite part is that it sounds like a mandolin when plugged in. ...
  6. Re: Mando Geeks: Please identify this song (Hartford/Thile)

    I like how Thile respects the functionality of the piece.
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    Re: Is it more an A or F ?

    I don't know what it is called but if you order 2,147,483,647 of them it costs $9,663,676,411,500.00 befor taxes. I wonder if my debit card can handle that.
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    Re: Sierra Hull Secrets Songs & Tunes lessons DVD

    "It may be that true that each artist chooses to be interviewed or not, but that's not an excuse. They shouldn't be offered the choice to begin with."

    Wow. Pretty harsh. I'm pretty sure that...
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    Help in Southern California

    I am booking a tour for my band Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo. We are a blues/swig/bluegrass duo which is led by Bad Livers founder Mark Rubin. Any ideas as to where to book that will pay...
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    Re: How do You Make Practice More Fun?

    whisky.
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    Re: Love my Eastman, but . . .

    I didn't like the eastman tail piece at all. I changed mine out for a more gibson style one.
  12. Thread: High Lonesome

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    Re: High Lonesome

    I think a lot of singing from the early half of the century was dictated by the material conditions of the performers and technology. Without amplification or very primitive technology, nasal, high...
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    Bluegrass in the Back Counrty

    Anybody know where I can find a transcription of this tune?
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    Re: How long to be a "decent picker"

    I have a friend who could play fiddle after 6 months. He also started playing blues piano about 8 months ago and amazingly fluid. He isn't Mark Oconnor on either but to be honest I I'd rather...
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    Re: banjo-mandolin vs. mandolin-banjo

    I have a melody banjo, which to the best of my knowledge is a 4 string banjo with a mandolin scale. It has a banjo neck.
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    Re: Newgrass/Progessive Bluegrass/New Acoustic Music

    Yeah, Crystalline Roses is RAD.
  17. Thread: Old time mando

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    Re: Old time mando

    Al Miller, Blue Sky Boys, Dallas String Band, Charlie McCoy!!!!, Two Poor Boys, Ted Hawkins(he played with Riley Puckett-awesome)
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    Re: New to Old Time Music (Need a tip or two)

    "Especially the ones that are focused on dance tunes. But also a lot of jazz etc."

    Which dance traditions? And if nobody is dancing then doesn't the function of de-emphasizing singing become less...
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    Re: New to Old Time Music (Need a tip or two)

    "Keep in mind the mandolin itself is not exactly central to OT, like it is to BG."

    See I can't agree with this assertion. What abut the Mobile strugglers, or Ted Hawkins, or the Bluesky Boys, or...
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    Re: New to Old Time Music (Need a tip or two)

    Very post modern approach.
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    Re: New to Old Time Music (Need a tip or two)

    I think that one reason that this problem arises so often is that the context of OT muisc has been almost completely removed. By and large it served the function of dance music. If it was being...
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    Re: What you listening to? NOW!!!

    Country Negro Jam Session. Holy Cow.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Fattening Frogs for Snakes.
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    Re: Best albums of 2009

    Steve James'-Short Blue Stories
    Betse Ellis-Don't You Wanna Go
    Shotgun Party-Mean Old Way
    Atomic Duo-Fat Man and Little Boy
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    Re: Steve James+Atomic Duo in Austin

    Just sending one more shout out. Hope some of yall can come out. If you've never been to Fiddler's Green, it is worth it for that alone. They have some amazing mandos.
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