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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    They have an interesting sound that is hard to duplicate with other instruments. (Maybe an 8-string uke would be similar?) I've found the flat but wide neck on mine difficult to navigate sometimes....
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    Re: Bill Monroe - "Scotland" Tab

    https://www.amazon.com/Mel-Bay-Monroe-Instrumentals-Favorites/dp/0786664878/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=monroe+instrumentals&qid=1602188126&s=books&sr=1-1
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    The new bio of Levon Helm is pretty good - seems well-balanced. Some mando content, too, though not much bluegrass.
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I taught at Oberlin for a couple of years in the early 80s. The college had a great, somewhat folk-oriented concert series, and Mr. Bill played one year and Trapezoid the next. I still think of the...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Bill Monroe and Lorraine Duisit.

    D.H.
  6. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Assuming your mando strings are tuned to the right pitches, playing uke chord shapes will not get you the same chord as on a uke. If you play the 1-finger C chord shape that works on a uke, on a...
  7. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    The Transatlantic Sessions have some great stuff on them - US and UK acoustic musicians holed up in various locales in Scotland, with Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain masterminding. Six volumes total.
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    That's fer sure - have you looked into The Gear Page? :(

    D.H.
  9. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Hornpipes are instrumental tunes in 4:4. To me (and there are certainly other points of view) hornpipes often have a swing rhythm, while reels are played with even 8th (etc.) notes. Hornpipes tend...
  10. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Thanks for listening, John. I learned that one from the Fiddler's Fakebook years ago, and then about forgot it. But it floated to the top of my consciousness recently and so I decided to put a...
  11. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Thanks for listening. It's a fun tune to add some swing to.

    D.H.
  12. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Thank you, Hank. :)

    D.H.
  13. Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    ... with guitar (Taylor 414) and mandolin (Flatiron A5 Jr). A bit on the slow side, but it's a long way from here to California no matter how you go.

    D.H.
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    Re: Timing issues

    I'm reminded of Charley Patton, who rarely played a 12 bar blues when he was playing solo. He often put in a couple of extra beats at the end of a line, and wound up with "13 1/2 bars". But when he...
  15. Re: A couple of recordings featuring mandolin

    Thanks, Ranald! :)

    D.H.
  16. A couple of recordings featuring mandolin

    Hesitation Blues with Flatiron A5 Jr and Taylor 414 guitar.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/hesitation-blues

    Here's another, much older recording that features mandolin and electric slide...
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    Re: Original instrumental: The Equinoctials

    Since this post continues to get looked at (a lot - who ARE all you people, anyway? :)), let's put a Soundcloud player in:

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    You'd be fine by me.

    Years ago I took a workshop presented by Seth Rosen, a departed musician that I miss. Seth talked about playing "secondary rhythm", meaning that in many band/jam situations...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    I play 'em all the time. But I'm not generally playing bluegrass, where chop chords are usually standard.

    D.H.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I use one of these to attach to the peghead (probably somebody makes one without a logo).

    D.H.

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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    Thanks for listening, Sue! :)
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    I've forgotten more than I ever knew.

    D.H.
  23. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    I popped a tendon in my left hand a few years ago - splinted for 3 months (but no surgery, thank goodness). I worked on lap steel.

    So maybe some slide mando for a while?

    D.H.
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    Banish Misfortune

    Jig played on Gibson A0, Flatiron A5Jr and Taylor 414.

    D.H.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466
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    March of the Tiny Instruments

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/march-of-the-tiny-instrumentswav

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