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  1. Re: Fiddle Hell Online Workshops April 15-18

    I think it's tricky because as you scroll down it, you can't tell what day you're on once you pass the first session. On the right side of the schedule page, before you scroll down, it gives you the...
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    Re: Collings Vs. Northfield Vs. Kelley

    I love this comment! I had a Bitterroot for a while, but it had too much of a bluegrass sound for my taste, so I sold it and bought a Yellowstone. There's something for everyone!

    I think that...
  3. Fiddle Hell Online Workshops April 15-18

    I recently discovered this extensive online festival and decided to take the plunge. https://fiddlehell.org/ Except for the workshops that focus on bowing technique, pretty much everything will...
  4. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    I agree completely --- except for the RAG commentary, only because I've never played one. There is a symbiosis between player and instrument, so you will become a better player with a better...
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    Re: Sixties Music

    Tim O'Brien did an entire album, Red on Blonde of Bob Dylan's songs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj5lk8mpxpc

    Sam Bush often plays "Girl from the North Country" either solo or with Jerry...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    I agree completely!!!


    Interesting timing! I wonder if the PN folks saw Matt's course offering and decided to get in on the action.

    Joe is starting with some tunes that I really like, but...
  7. Re: Learning octave mandolin before regular mandolin

    I agree, although I'd call them "overlapping" applications. You can play bluegrass on an OM, but it's easier on a mandolin. You can play power chords (e.g., C5) on mandolin, but they sound more...
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    Re: Artistworks question

    I did, too --- at first. I would go to the tunes that I was interested in learning, but then I came across these intentional landmines where Mike would refer back to something that he had taught in...
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    I've never played a Northfield A5. I've also never played a Girouard A5 Concert, but I have played their Ensembles. I think that the Concert is the same mandolin as the Ensemble, but with more...
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    Re: Any lazy way to off a bunch of instruments?

    I'd call Gryphon first and see if they'd be interested in handling any or all of those before driving up there. As a heads-up, they have raised their consignment fee to 30% because they have been...
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    Re: What mandocello music to you listen to?

    Thanks, Jim, but I never got fluent reading treble clef, so I got pretty frustrated when I tried working with bass clef years ago. On mandocello, I just work out everything by ear.
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    Re: Gborm? Gbrom?

    I played a GBROM once. The tone was a bit mushy when I played chords, but it got really intense on melody lines. As you'd expect, it had a really strong attack on each note, with lots of resonance...
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    Re: What mandocello music to you listen to?

    Yeah, Mike is probably Top 1 with me. "Gator Strut" is probably still the mandocello anthem, but he has taken the instrument way beyond that this century, and I can't think of anyone else who is...
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    Re: Getting into Mandocello

    Unfortunately, you may have a tough time finding a mandocello for sale within a few hours of Omaha, which means that you're going to be taking on a new instrument without being able to road test it...
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    My wife is thrilled, because she knows I love playing music and that as far as mid-life crises go, she's getting off easy. We both feel we got really lucky!

    As for the question of the post, I...
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    Re: Asheville, NC Area Music Shops

    In that case, I don't think you need to make the pilgrimage to Nashville. I'd imagine that Eastman and/or Kentucky have dealers closer to you than that. I'd check first to make sure that those...
  17. Thread: My New Baby

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    Re: My New Baby

    Looks like you got your 'dola's Mini-Me! Since they're from the same year, how close are their serial numbers?
  18. Re: Thinking of getting a Northfield Big Mon and I have questions

    From what I've gathered, Sitka is better if you want more attack in your tone, and Adi is better if you want more resonance. I'm not sure where Engleman fits on that spectrum. I haven't played an...
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    Re: Asheville, NC Area Music Shops?

    I'm obviously on the wrong coast for this, but the only serious music store I know of in Asheville is Dream Guitars, but Paul usually doesn't have more than a mandolin or two in stock, and very few...
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    Re: Bouzouki, OM, or Mandola?

    Here are a couple of samples of the masters isolating those instruments. In the first one, I'm not sure if Irvine is playing a mandola or a mandolin, but I think that he's keeping it in the mandola...
  21. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I rarely go above the 12th fret on OM. On mandolin, I do because I am going for the even higher notes on a higher instrument. On OM, though, Iím going for a richness and fullness of tone, which to...
  22. Re: Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down (posted 2 days ago)

    Thile played that with his other band. 😃.


    https://youtu.be/hD1ymUbVpC0
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    Re: Average Cost to Ship Mandolin in CONUS?

    From a purely economic standpoint, unless there is a monopoly, something becomes too expensive only when people stop buying it. For American shipping these days, we basically have a tripoly (???),...
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    I agree with these gents. Iíve never played a non-US Breedlove, but I had a Quartz OF, which I sold when I found a used Quartz FF here. For a while, you could always find one or two in the Cafe...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Talk about someone who could show that it's not just what notes you play, but how you play them!
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