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    Black Tar Roses - "Ned Kelly"

    I recently had the privilege of adding a bit of incidental mandolin on the live promo version of the Black Tar Roses début single "Ned Kelly".

    The "such is life" refrain is supposed to be Ned...
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    I have an identical model listed in the classifieds and on ebay. It will gave you an idea of the market price at the moment. I've sold a few Calaces in the past.
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  3. Land of Living Skies by the Regina Mandolin Orchestra

    Here's a video from May 20, 2019 of the Regina Mandolin Orchestra performing a piece that I wrote for them over last winter. I was honored to be asked to write them some music for their 30th...
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    Cabin in Caroline - Mama Danger

    Enjoy!
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    Re: a bad practice session

    I just start over w/warmups, those tunes/arpeggios whatever I can rip thru fast that always sound pretty good. If that doesn't work there's a couple instruments that i never have bad days on , piano...
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    Re: Don't go Gregory

    Now that I know the name of this beautiful song, I could make a little video.
    Those fairly simple tunes are great to work on a structured tremolo.
    Thanks Jairo, Pete and Martin and a Happy New Year...
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    check out Cecen Kizi (Tanburi Cemil Bey)

    Mike plays some nice arrangements on guitar, Uke, and I was checking thru his youtube site and found this cool mandolin arrangement.
    enjoy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxMWjetmex4
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    Re: Improvement By Thinking.

    It is called "The Think System," developed by Harold Hill.
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    Re: Scales--my new morning friend

    You mentioned Arpeggios - have you tried Tim O'Brien's arp exercises?

    I like to play them at various speeds to a backing track. I learn a set, practice them, work on tone, then play with my own...
  10. Re: Whipping Post (Allman Bros) Berklee String Orchestra NMC

    Looks like a Puerto Rican quatro to me.

    Very cool instrument. Tuned in fourths, like five courses of a guitar, but starting with a B: B E A D G

    More info here.

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    Re: Ive got a problem

    Yea its my technique with the buzz. I had a guitar tech set my mando up. And ill try doing the slowing down and lowering my fingers
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    Dgq

    Four recently posted videos of the David Grisman Quintet. These are professionally produced . . . and oh so juicy! Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCADMK-cgO0kq6C7YoeI9TYg
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    Holiday Greeting

    And, to you all, Happy Christmas!

    Here are a couple of inspirational Christmas videos from the gang at my shop:

    Hauntingly sentimental, with Enid on nyckelharpa and Tom on guitar:

    Silent...
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    Carlo Aonzo Trio at Carter Vintage

    Complimenti !!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiNEyI1PF6w
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    David Grisman Live Now!

    For anyone who's online and interested, David Grisman is playing live right now at the Strawberry Music Festival. Listen at: kvmr.org
  16. In memory of my friend Mike Auldridge - Seldom Scene

    https://app.box.com/s/kz2j6qynwi40rfqk1xmp5y3vqci1gmb2

    Mike was a friend of 55 years. I wrote this upon Mike's death. His wife loved it.

    Mike and I worked to co-design the ultimate resonator...
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    Re: A cover of Paul Simon's Graceland

    Thanks! My band has worked up a number of covers of pop and rock tunes. In particular we spent the first year of our existence as a Beatles cover band. With most of our arrangements of these songs we...
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    Re: Butterfly Jig Pick Direction

    It's a very good question. This is how I played it just over a year ago when I wasn't as analytical about pick direction as I am now. I'd hope to do a bit better job of it now. I picked up the...
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    Re: Butterfly Jig Pick Direction

    OK here is what I do for this tune, to good effect.

    D UD UD / D UD UDUD / D UD UD / D UD UDUD

    Every tune is different, and while DUDU is recommended for reels and DUDDUDDUD is recommended for...
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    Re: Butterfly Jig Pick Direction

    Sitting in the train again. This time home from work. Doing some thinking, so again just a theoretical answer:

    I guess I would cheat over the first measure and do DUDU... picking here. So the 4...
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    Some nice Quebecois pieces with mandolin.

    Hi All,

    I tried the mandolin about 10 years ago, learned a few Vivaldi pieces. I would not say I mastered them but I could play them. For some reason I stopped playing but decided last week to...
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    Re: Backup in Mandolin, Guitar, Bass Trio

    What a great question, and one that has been on my mind a lot lately. I play in a duo with a guitar player, and I have felt that "empty" feeling during his breaks. I'm also always looking for ways...
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    Re: Backup in Mandolin, Guitar, Bass Trio

    I play in a hot jazz trio with that instrumentation, and at first I also felt really self-conscious about the thinner sound of mandolin backup. I think you can get used to it pretty fast- in some...
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    Trio op 83 no 1 by James Hook (1746-1827)

    James Hook was an English composer and organist. In his day he was most well known for operas.

    This simple and repetitive trio would possibly be heard as background music at an evening soiree...
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    Re: is it time we have a formed Pava group?

    I don't mind at all. Just minor adjustments that I've had to make on about every mando I've ever owned. I'm a very VERY, picky person about set ups, and I've learned that no matter how minor...
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