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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Not at all - it nicely demonstrates what I said above. That has always bothered me - whenever I asked music theorists for a simple rule or formula, they rained me with cryptic examples. I half...
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    Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    I really prefer to play with folks a bit ahead of me. I like a jam where I don't know about 2/3 of the tunes. I like being stretched.

    That said, it is only a preference, and I tend to play with...
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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    That's a really great line-up Paul. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If I didn't have other things on I might even go to it myself.

    Good to hear that you seem to be doing well.

    I seem to vaguely...
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    Re: Birmingham tradfest 2019 anyone?

    Unfortunately, my lack of forward planning means I can't make it. Public transport stops early to my part of Wales, which means I would need to organise accommodation in Birmingham. Pitching my tent...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks!

    So, let's try this again (if only editing posts was allowed beyond a certain time...)

    Here's me playing a 4 course medieval lute I built. The song I'm playing here is 'Douce Dame Jolie'...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Since there's violins, a ruan and a bandurria above, hopefully this is OK despite the lack of mandos (feel free to delete if not).

    Here's me playing a 4 course medieval lute I built. The song I'm...
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    Re: Vashti Bunyan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-erNldHdV8&t=306s


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-erNldHdV8&t=306s

    Dave Swarbrick on fiddle and mandolin. The gap between Swarb's fiddle playing and the...
  8. Great archive of some lesser heard tunes!

    Someone posted about this over at thesession.org and I've just spent all morning perusing it while I should've been working! It's the Sťamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music - each tune is...
  9. Re: Article: Celebrating 21 Years on the Web

    Not a shred of mandolin content but those interested in hiking are welcome to see what I was doing while this blog posting was being auto-posted. Spent three days off the grid this past Wednesday...
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    Re: A few easy Django tunes?

    Wanted to make sure you got an answer to this. On a Friday night things tend to move down the queue quicker.

    Sort of depends upon what Django era but I have a good idea for starters. I personally...
  11. NEW CHORD MELODY VIDEO (w left hand close up) by Aaron Weinstein

    Hi there,

    As requested, here's a chord melody with a better left hand view.

    -Aaron


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYSrGZWTGeU
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    4 common bebop phrases

    Here are 4 videos each containing a common bebop improvising phrase. The lick starts at 4:50 of each video. The first of each vid describes the scale and key each phrase comes from (key of F major,...
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    Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Shippey A5

    This is my interpretation of John Reischman's version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I made a recording of this tune a couple of years ago on a Kentucky KM 505, but wanted to re-record it using my...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and video of the Feb 18, 1924 Loar #75700 with Virzi. Here is a recent video of the sister of this beauty: Feb 18, 1924 Loar #75701 also with Virzi....
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    Re: Electronic Music - It Has No Soul?

    That was cool Paul. I was especially impressed by the glitchy playing technique. I wonder how long that took to nail down.
  16. exceptional duo: Tashina Clarridge & Jefferson Hamer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLw5IuukUnE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNXnf1g7OE
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    Re: Where can I learn more about Jethro Burns?

    I too very much admire Jethro and his playing...check out this website that has recordings of his lessons.

    http://www.theacousticcompany.com/jethro/index.html

    The man to contact is Don...
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    Re: Understanding Modes

    Another way of looking at modes is their order from "brightest" or "most major" to "darkest" or "most minor". Start with a lydian scale: tonic, major 2, major 3, augmented 4, perfect 5, major 6,...
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    Re: Electronic Music - It Has No Soul?

    We have electricity within us. There will be evermore exotic ways that humans create "music," manipulate sound, and find meaning -
  20. Re: Where have all the Bluegrass Rhythm guitar players gone

    The irony is that Tony Rice is a monster rhythm guitarist. Same is true of all the great lead players. Clarence White, Bryan Sutton, David Grier, Charles Sawtelle...
  21. Thread: Avalon

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    Re: Avalon

    Cool - I really enjoy the Prohibition Swing Club! I've been trying to put a swing band together for years, with no success. Where I live, I get to pick with some great musicians who always say, "I...
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    Avalon

    In this video, I show how I might approach playing rhythm to an early jazz song called "Avalon".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3EQspuLHVA

    Note: In the 25th Bar of the song, I gave the...
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    Re: Right-hand technique

    Two questions: Which hand placement is best? How do I develop speed?....

    1. Which hand placement is best?

    I think hand placement is a very individual thing, lots of examples of virtuosic...
  24. Bluegrass jazz"Someday my prince will come"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yFlL5TBZBIHi,folks.This is my japanese bluegrass jazz band.Please see this,if you'd like:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Speaking the language of folk mandolin

    As best he could, David says it here, though not folk specific.


    https://vimeo.com/48803789
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