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    Re: 10 Questions for Dagger Gordon

    Hope the lambing goes well. Dagger, and you can manage a few tunes at some point soon. All the best from rural Argyll.
  2. Re: Fine music broadcast from Glasgow, Scotland

    Great work, both! Lovely synergy in your playing.
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    A lovely sentiment, Bren, and congratulations on your new grandchild. Mine are 2 and 4, and across in East Calder (not far from me in Argyll but might as well be across the ocean just now). We keep...
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    Re: The Magic 200

    What a very sensible posting, John. I especially liked the point: Pete Wernick told us one time that the difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur practices a tune until...
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    Re: Living room concert

    Nice set of videos there, Bernd.
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Kevin has some fine examples of his playing of Taran instruments on his Vimeo channel, if I remember. Lovely instruments.
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    Re: Choice of wood for ribs?

    Either set is lovely, and Marty's advice re probable breakage is very apposite. When I have bent maple I use a thin nickel plate (from my railway modelling past) which I wrap around the rib while...
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    Re: If You Are Able…

    An important point, Simon. Social distancing could lead to real problems of isolation, and physical distancing is a much better term. As Pops1 says, we are all in this together, and maybe society...
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    Just for St Patrick's Day, Dennis.Here is one I posted away back several years ago - in 2011, I believe! Happy St P's Day, and here's to a successful return to whatever we call normality!
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    Sticky: The Wind on The Heath

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    Here is the score for "The Wind on The Heath" as played over on the SAW group
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    Re: Keyboard recommendation for a newbie

    Yamaha keyboards are excellent instruments, Gwen. if youare just starting out with keyboards then the lack of a full 88 key specification will not be a great handicap to you, I would say. If you...
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    Re: 20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    Great compilation of lovely instruments and fine players, Nigel.
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    Re: Andy M Stewart Collection

    Alcluith, have you tried contacting the Oban Music Shop here in Argyllshire? They have a great collection of music books and a good mailing service. The John McLellan collection of hid pipe tunes I...
  14. Re: Do you know of an easy, safe program to convert wav files to

    What Jim said re importing the file into Audacity then Exporting it again. On my version (2.3.2) the option to import and export is there when I click on FILE on the toolbar. Mclaugh points out...
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    You should be able to import a wav file into Audacity (the free audio recording program) then export it as an mp3. I have had a quick look at this on my PC which runs on Windows 10 and it seems to...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Sorry to hear you are not progressing as well as you had hoped, or been led to believe, Jill. I'm sure you have the resilience to go on with the recovery yourself, and a lot of folk are sending out...
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    Re: Browser Inconsistency

    It is now alive and well and back to its old self. Thanks to all concerned. This posted at 12.20 pm UK time.
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    Scott has been keeping us up to date with the trials of having an update that is not able to offer what he thought it would. Forum is now working again but Social Groups seems to be taking longer. ...
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    Re: Andrew York. Home.

    Lovely tune and a great tone from that guitar. Interesting piece as a mandolin possible, Mandrian.
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    I would say that a waltz is in much stricter tempo, Mike, as it is primarily a dance tune, so has to maintain a regular rhythm for the dancers to be able to perform. Waltzes are largely in 3/4 time....
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    Here is a link to video I posted recently featuring Wind On The Heath.
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    Re: Match guirar chords to Octave Mandolin

    If you tune in GDAE tuning then do you mean by regular C chord the G 0pen, D2, A3 E open shape on your octave? If so, then you could play standard C chord at the nut on your guitar. Maybe you are...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    As you are a long-time piano player and can read standard notation efficiently, you will quite quickly learn the notes on the mandolin, I'm sure.

    Start with the four open strings - G,D,A,E and...
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~£500($700)?

    Try to get a chance to play the instrument before you decide. So much is personal in our choice of instrument. I have a cedar top and a spruce top (both self-builds) and alternate quite happily...
  25. Re: looking for help with lowering my action.

    Charles, check that the bridge is in the correct place in relation to having your intonation accurate. Sometimes the bridge may not have been placed correctly on the instrument, and with the curved...
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