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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    Josh, kids get easier to handle as they get older. Everybody know that:))


    And it was great to see you.
  2. Mandolin Technique: Strumming Patterns (Boom Chuck etc)

    Hey all - I just posted today's Mandolin Technique Monday focusing on some basic strumming patterns - starting with basic 1/4 note strums moving up to the "Boom Chuck" and "Just Chuck" patterns.
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    I had a blast at my first Tygh Valley Festival. I spent most of the time chasing my kid around while he climbed on the Tractor and Old Fire Trucks on the grounds, but did get a chance to sneak out...
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    [QUOTE=Kenny;1879596]. “It’s a bigger gathering than I expected…”

    The gathering seemed bigger this year as it appeared about 1/3 of the RV’s there were workers temporarily living on the...
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    RIP Pharoah Sanders

    Had a great sound, beautiful tone, and had the coolest Duke/Count/King-style name.

    Ah, spelled the last name wrong, sorry, can't change it now (I gigged a lot with Reggie Workman's nephew,...
  6. Helping out a mandolin themed film: Jacob's First Mandolin

    An interesting project Jacob Sharp of the band Mipso filled me in on and I thought it would be great to share and for this community to throw it's support behind. Here's the story:

    Visit NC and...
  7. Re: New Sam Bush album focuses on John Hartford tunes

    I fixed the spelling on the Title of the thread for search sake.

    Jamie
  8. Bach: Suite in D major, BWV 1007 Prelude

    Here is my version of Prelude from Suite in D major (BWV1007), by J.S. Bach, originally written for solo cello in G major.

    https://youtu.be/j60g1s9zFsQ

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin,...
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    Re: Polish folk song

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm from Czech Republic. But I like to arrange folk music from Central Europe. I am glad that I could also edit the songs from Poland. And that you like the songs.
  10. Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    An Indian rosewood and redwood Octave mandolin for a chap in Australia.

    This is the first time in ages I've made an instrument that didn't have rocklite binding and ebony head veneers. The...
  11. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    As I read this thread, I get an image of the people I've trained, over the past 45-50 years. Often the missing ingredient, for those who don't progress, is accountability.
    To put a "why" in place:...
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    You’ll blend right in with the other old guys at the festival also wearing a hat and playing the mandolin.
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    By that criteria people are going to be calling me ‘Kenny’.:)
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    "Lost Soul Behind Bars" - NMC

    I hope this is the right category for soul music, if not maybe the moderators can move it.

    I stumbled upon this article about "The untold story of Upheaval, a prison band [in Wisconsin] that...
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    10 Estonian folk dances II

    Last year I arranged and recorded 10 Estonian folk dances. Since this project was well received and it was a pleasure to do it, I decided to set and record ten more. Here they are:
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    Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    I have this 87 Flatiron Festival I got here on the Cafe a few years back, I thought it was decent but more of a "beater" instrument for me to "festival" with. I took it to some North East Fall jams,...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Intentional "distressing" is a silly affectation.
    Just my opinion.
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    Re: Pretty skinny picks

    Decimal points and zeros have been the downfall (usually financially) of many...
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    Re: New Ellis Mandolins at Music Emporium

    Oh, no. Those overly expensive mandolins.

    1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sells for $12.6 million, shattering record
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Anyone in this situation like the original poster is doing the right thing by asking experienced folks. And just having this question, do I need a better instrument, indicates that there is an...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    I am Carlo DeFilippis' grandson - Don Faruolo from NJ. My mother was Carlo's daughter, Louise. I, myself, at 69 years of age, have been playing guitar since 1964. I inherited one of my Grandfather's...
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    Re: Pandemic based inflation

    Opening this back up.

    If anyone has doubts about us enforcing clear, written guidelines in places for close to 20 years, that is not a wise idea. Trust that we will. The two memberships that made...
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    Re: Pandemic based inflation

    Enough, it's a big old Internet, take it someplace else.
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    Re: Tell me about Wernick Method Jam Camp

    I can't state this enough: Don't wait until you're good enough. You grow and get better by playing with others.
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    Rather than a single book or set of lessons, there may be many tools to use and study that can help with proficiency on this. For starters, I would suggest the two DVDs from Homespun Videos by Mike...
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