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  1. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    We are all divided on this.
    Personally, I like the scroll because it uses misplaced stylistic elements to mock the violin, which I was forced to learn to play in my youth and have hated ever since....
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Here's a tune I wrote quite recently, played during a break from the lambing.


    https://www.facebook.com/daggergordon/videos/221862302252890/?t=0
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    To Troy and Em Tee's mom and all the health care workers you're in my prayers. You and all the other essential people out there still working...grocery store, pharmacy, delivery, etc you are the...
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    Re: Compressor?

    For the uninitiated, there are many types of compression, and many outcomes. Some are very useful and musically pleasing. Some, not so much.
  5. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    One opinion is to buy an instrument better than you are and that removes one of the variables from the equation, it's definitely you that needs to improve.
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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    As a longtime player of Irish Traditional music my advice would be buy the best mandolin you can afford, regardless of shape, regardless as to whether it is oval hole or has f-holes, regardless as to...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    You can always find a reason to not do something if you're so inclined. Just putting that out there.

    I think the idea of talent (as opposed to dogged determination) strikes at our concept of...
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    Re: How to Get The Blues!

    The reason is simple: The blues tend to get played in the keys of A and E simply because these are easy keys for the guitar, and they offer many open strings and low-position hand placements. Lots...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    The rise in popularity of mandolin orchestras in the 1890s led to the introduction of various mandolin family instruments, initially following the pattern of the bowed string instruments: mandolin,...
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    Re: Help with Timing

    I'll be foolish enough to take a stab at a brief answer, which is what you're probably expecting, keeping in mind that a truly VALID answer would require several volumes of analyzing the dozen or...
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    Darragh Ó Ciardha Ó Cinnéide

    Just posted this over in the CBOM subforum, but have to post it here as well - been following Darragh since he was about 10 years old - what a player!
  12. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    So....50 years ago right now, I was sitting in the mud following the big rainstorm which stopped the music. After a while, the rain let up, the sun half came out and I was soaked. It was stinking,...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Because, on average, they sound better and can play better.

    Your question makes the tacit assumption that the only reason one owns a high end mandolin i to be seen with it. I don't think by and...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    Please note that although the regulations may be a pain for musicians, there are good reasons for them. Gangs would illegally clear-cut rosewood growths for use in furniture, popular in Asia. They...
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    The debate between ear training and reading (either notation or tab) is one often discussed with the same concerns, comments and objections brought up ... but what I haven't seen in this particular...
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2V_V5FrhBI&feature=youtu.be


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdCxNFsM7H0&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    Couple of clips of Seán on tenor banjo (think I posted these before):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iQPUzoBthQ


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dXftDhHXY

    There's also this commercial...
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    Sean Casey on mandolin

    Found this clip in the John Joe Heaney Collection. Not sure if it's been posted before.

    http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/music/live/bobby_sean_casey_JH46.htm

    Seán Casey, son of renowned...
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

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    "Hey everybody... Mark here. I'd like to demonstrate my profound respect for iconic instruments like this one I'm holding...The Big Daddy of them all.

    To do so I decided to put on a...
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I’ve had the octave for about a month, and done about a month of just scales and chords, messing around really, now I’m doing about 2 (honest) hours a day of REALLY slow, metronomed repertoire. ...
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    What I don't get is that many are impressed by tuners that "lock on" to a note easily, when all that really means is that the tuner has a wider tolerance of inaccuracy that a less-steady tuner might...
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    Well I suppose you already know this if you're active on session.org but there are a variety of opinions on stringed accompaniment in a session. Some of the "six string botherer" sentiment is good...
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    Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    I recently saw the wonderful Irish duo "Ye Vagabonds" in concert, and was taken with the mandolin being played, a very mellow, sweet instrument, expertly played by Brian and Diarmuid McGloinn in the...
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    Re: Lightweight Octave Mandolin Cases

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    The SKB 1SKB-GSM Hardshell Case for Taylor GS Mini fits my Gallatin Octave Mandolin.
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    Re: High End mandolin cases... and theft

    A red case “walking away” is easily spotted in a sea of black cases. There are two sides to every coin. If we stop having nice things because someone may take them we lose out on enjoying life.
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