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    Re: Musician quotes

    one I just heard on an NPR tiny desk concert, Max Richter -On the Nature of Daylight (with an absolutely beautiful viola part)

    "I'm always interested in the idea of music being a place to think"
    ...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I have worked out of a home office for the past 5 years, and barley left the house as it is anyway - so not much has changed, I manage healthcare IT so still working and actually more than usual, so...
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    Nancy did put out one Solo Album with all the regular Rising Fawn folks ( Norman, James, Larry, Carl, Tom) entitled "Grand Junction", she plays quite a lot of mandolin and cello on a lot of...
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    Re: Black's Fork (Matt Flinner cover)

    really nice-love that tune love that album!
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    Re: Feeling Octave Mando

    someone did a Pango F style mandocello unboxing in the CBOM section - you might find more general info there- they seemed to me comparable to Michael Kelly products,
    for Beer money, a trinity...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday

    still trying to learn

    14 Miles to Barstow
    16/16
    Dawg Patch
    Cedar hill
    Dawg Grass
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A Cathedral Within Us - more of an improvisation than a tune, on the Kent Electric Mandola, through a TC electronics pre-amp and boss phase shift, digital delay, and compressor.
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    Re: Musician quotes

    Couldn't resist another great one from Mr Fripp

    "Although the audience can choose the performer, the performer has to take the audience as given." - Robert Fripp

    when you think about it, that...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    Gene Summers - Likewise Full Moon on the Farm ( along with the David Grisman Rounder Album) are the two records that started me playing the mandolin!
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Easy - David Grisman and Norman Blake
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    Re: Musician quotes

    Another good one from Mr Fripp -
    "Music happens regardless of the music industry, not because of it"
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    Great stuff on this thread!

    Sneaking one in under the wire ( well East Coast anyway)
    I learned "The Rushes" from the Robin Williams album "The Music of the Scottish Harpers Volume 2"
    The Star of...
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    Re: Notation/Tab Softwares

    Plus one on muse score - took a little to get the hang of it, but I use it all the time, even to notate tunes other people have scratched out for me on napkins and what not.
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    Re: Great Practice Tool!

    I concur - really easy to use and great selection of tunes.
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    more mandola players please

    the dark side welcomes you
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    I suppose a 120,000 dollar mandolin is not really worth that if no one will buy it at that price, on the other hand buy asking manufactures and luthiers to lower their sales cost -are we asking them...
  17. Re: so cool sounding, Sierra Hull on split tuning

    Well if anyone can make that work she can

    Radim Zenkle did an album called "Galactic Mandolin" where he started in unison and then each tune the courses were a new interval apart ( whole step,...
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    Re: Musician quotes

    "Work is serious play"

    and

    "You won't get far on enthusiasm alone, but you won't get anywhere without it"

    Robert Fripp

    "The emperor is not wearing any clothes"
    Frank Zappa
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    well I have actually bought a few ( from mandolin cafe classifieds no less) that were clearly not "great ones".....
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    Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    My son Ben shares a birthday with my favorite picker! Norman showing us scrolls mean nothing here....
  21. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I don't think Chris is dreaming, and probably knows more about this subject than a lot of us. I do have multiple mandolins, while I do try to play them all ( sometime you get stuck on one or the...
  22. Re: Current Schedule of Fines: OTJ Deportment Police

    They are gonna get rich if they are able to collect on any of theses( lord knows I'd have my pockets turned out), but most have already spent all their spare change on beard maintenance products...
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    Re: not counting but

    clearly I am the amateur here
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    Re: 3/4

    +1 Metsakukia - great tune haven't played that in ages
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    Re: not counting but

    I do have one electric, a Kent mandola - really cool instrument , and one of the citterns is an electric a prototype that was further prototyped! - on loan to a friend currently.
    its not "how many"...
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