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    Re: We had to plug in!!! And I liked it!!!

    I fear the microphone. I have "microphobia"! I must conquer the fear! I am getting used to it, though. The first time I tried to play being mic'ed and with all the equipment around me, I was...
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    Tuttles Reel

    Here's a Celtic number for mandolin. It's one of my favorites in the Key of Dm.
    http://home.comcast.net/~saustin98/lark/tuttles.jpg
  3. Thread: Props

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    Re: Props

    Ya know, in the olden days, the way to clean a chimney was by dropping a live chicken down the chimney, and the chicken would scratch at the sides of the chimney, (terrible life for the chicken!)...
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    Recordings Of Yourself

    Isn't it weird to listen to recordings of yourself playing mandolin, or any other instrument?
    This is a true story.
    A friend was recently listening to a new album, and I didn't really pay much...
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    Re: Chicken Clucking Sounds On Mandolin

    Thanks! I want to learn the hen sound. "puck-puck-puck-p'kaw" Gonna try it today! :)
  6. Thread: Props

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    Props

    Do you use any props while playing, such as putting on a hat or wig, or whatever? During Chicken Reel, a friend is going to put on a chicken head and play banjo, while I play mandolin, and I can't...
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    Chicken Clucking Sounds On Mandolin

    I love playing Chicken Reel on mandolin, but I need some help learning how to make the sounds of clucking to make it really interesting. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Wow, who knew violin would be so fun!!!!!

    I have been having difficulty getting vibrato on violin. I have tried "shaking the tic tac box", and all that. I wish I could get it. I have been taking violin lessons for around 6 years, and it...
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    Re: What is that one bluegrass song?

    Amelia Earhardt's Last Flight
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    Re: learning to read

    Just like Mandolin Mick said, take one string at a time.
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    Re: Hidden stars on the Forum?

    Tone Monster is the biggest star on here, in my opinion, and he plays mandolin, although he in not known for his mandolin playing, he is known for being a movie producer. He's really cool too.
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    Re: Looking for ragtime era sheet music

    I have sheet music for the Dill Pickle Rag. Great tune, but I don't have what you are looking for, sorry!
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/misstoy_photos/005-14.jpg
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/misstoy_photos/001-58.jpg
  15. Re: Do the Popular Mandolin Players Know How To Set Up A Mandolin

    When my instruments need surgery, I take them to a qualified surgeon. One of my instruments was in critical condition, and needed open heart surgery, and it came through with flying colors. I had...
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    Re: Dealing with rude people

    I had one guy say to me "You should come to our jam session more often for practice!" He assumed that because I attend the jam session only a few times a year, that is the only time I play. I...
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    Re: How Often Do You Play With Other People?

    Not often enough. I play classical guitar once a week with Poener who excels on guitar, and who is my idol. http://www.myemoticons.com/images/emotions/awad/bow-down-before-you.gif
  18. Thread: Hats

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    Re: Hats

    I wore this hat once while playing mandolin, and they called me a cross between a hippie and a redneck. :mandosmiley: I guess it's better than my cuban dictator hat. I plan on getting a hat with a...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Thanks for the song. I learned it this morning on fiddle. Good one!!!! :mandosmiley:
  20. Re: What music have you recently added to your ipod?

    Seal. His performance during a benefit for Haiti made me stop dead in my tracks. His voice and stage presence blows me away.
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    Re: Anyone know what this is?

    According to Ihor, who is Ukranian violin teacher, the bandura has 63 strings, and is played like a piano, with one hand plucking the bass notes, while the other hand plucks the melody. (Wow! 63...
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    Re: The first time you touched a mandolin...

    http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/misstoy_photos/003-19.jpg
    My Uncle gave me this one and it was through a fire, so the first thing I noticed was the smell of smoke, then I noticed how...
  23. Thread: Lorena

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    Re: Lorena

    Lorena is my favorite pre-Civil war song, and for some reason, the song became a favorite of the Confederacy, and , in time, came to be identified with the Southern cause. Hundreds of Southern girls...
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    Playing Slow Is Hard

    A lot of musicians who I play music with have a hard time playing music that is supposed to be played slow, such as a beautiful waltz. I have been told that the hardest thing for any musician to do...
  25. Thread: great tune

    by chordbanger
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    Re: great tune

    Thanks! I am going to copy the sheet music, and give it a try. Nice!!
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