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    Re: Tony Rice and Norman Blake live

    I was there!
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    My original attempt at OM back about 25 years ago now, was converting an ovation guitar with a hole in the plastic back to an 8 string with banjo tuners added to the head, and customized bridge.
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    Good point Eric, Tony Rice pretty much used the same guitar for most of his recording / performance career ( tone poems a noticeable exception), John Reichman pretty much sticks to his Loar though I...
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    catmandu2 no harm! no censorship! The aspiring kodger in me loves to spout opinions based on nothing but personal bias!
    I was a guitar player for a long time and I moved to mandolin (partly)...
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    Re: Mandolin Tuned as a Mandola

    its not really worth the experimentation, get a low cost dola or an octave and capo the 5th fret.
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    I think you are talking to the "wrong crowd" suggesting mandolins are limited in scope of applicability. I have 3 guitars, I almost never play them, I have 12 mando type instruments varying from...
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    Re: Keeping a practice journal

    Amanda - While I don't keep a regular journal, I also make spread sheets of tunes I am working on or want to work on, or simply those I have in the bag, I found playing with a group you instantly...
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    Re: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Love that John McCutcheon Album, "if I was a FeatherBed" needs more air time
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Bob Clark I agree, while playing fast usually involves repetitious practice, playing slow "expressively" really take either an innate voice or years and years of experience playing and performing...
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    Re: Mandela to Octave Mandolin

    People claim octave mandolin tuning will work on 19" scale , but I believe you really need 20" minimum to get good harmonics

    The Celtic Star octave/mandolas (19") claim to work at either but I...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Arpeggio Workout

    i highly recommend it - i only wish the jam along tracks were longer in duration
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    Re: Which Mr. Grisman song is this?

    "Dawgmatism" off of DGQ 80' album - I believe there is plenty of tab out there for it ? Really nice chord progression in that.

    couldn't find the original on line but there is Dawgwood version and...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice one!
    is there really any deeper catharsis than a snow covered plastic flamingo?
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    True and well put

    Except if you are Tony Rice
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    Re: Arch-top GOM - oval or ff hole?

    I have a Weber Gallatin 22" oval hole and a Weber Black Ice 22" F hole

    first there is already a huge tone and playability difference between Gallatin and Yellowstone so it is not perhaps fair to...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    IMHO Michael Cleveland can play as fast as he wants anywhere he wants, would you want to see Hussain Bolt walk ?
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    but that archtop sounds great!
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I don't think Bill Monroe 's intent on Bluegrass was performance for seated audiences, Barn Dance was a major audience in the rural south. The Grand Old Opry is a "performance venue" rather than a...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    "Why is bluegrass always played so fast, and does anybody really still enjoy it once it hits groundbreaking speeds?"

    A. I believe BG is originally intended as dance music and the local dancing...
  20. Re: On The Hills Of Manchuria (I.A. Shatrov, 1906)

    Mandoboys with Peter Ostroushko do a nice mandolin quartet version of this, thanks for brining it back around!
    I believe I shall dust it off and see if I can get the bluegrass jammers to give it a...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    On the whole 4 Jazz albums things ( while I love all the traditional stuff Tony did - it was the 4 Spacegrass albums that left my jaw on the floor) Wayne Benson talks about this music in length and...
  22. Trinquons Nos Verres (Let's Clink Glasses)

    from the Alan Stivell 1978 recording ‎"Journée À La Maison"
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    R I P Tony Rice

    Without a doubt one of the most influential flattop guitar pickers, he's been the go to bluegrass guitarist most of his career, midwifed Dawg and New Acoustic all while holding on to tradition with...
  24. Re: Got to play mando -online- with Chris Luquette and Jake Schep

    Awesome
    Luquette is one of the most versatile guitarists I have seen in a while
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    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    I understand being concerned about damaging the appearance and perhaps the "health" of the top, and there is always the "resale value" consideration, I agree as above have someone install a...
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