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  1. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
  2. New chord melody from Aaron Weinstein: "Just You, Just Me"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKIuAc6yfRA
  3. Chord melody-Aaron Weinstein play's Gershwin's "Liza."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdzbo9hoxuY

    played on an acoustic mandolin tuned like a mandola.
  4. Re: Post a Video/Audio clip of a bebop parker head

    Charlie Parker meets Dave Peters.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLE3nJASKQQ
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    Re: Loar's Mando/Viola 70321

    Greetings fellow lovers of Loar lore. I borrowed this unique instrument from it's very knowledgeable custodian (at the time) to see how it would sound on a recording. I tuned the instrument (as I...
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    Re: Practice Census

    Like this?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1-o1jlPHEA
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    New Gilchrist and Blue Hat, Yeah!

    Hey Folks! Here's some videos of my latest project, Blue Hat, Yeah! We're starting to play some around New England, so come check us out!

    http://http://www.bluehatyeah.com/

    Also, since it's...
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    Re: Excuse me... What's in the case?

    When I tell people it's a mandolin, the usual response is "Cool Dude!"...
    Of course this is SoCal where everything is "Cool Dude!"...
  9. VIDEO: The Andy Statman Trio - The Arkansas Traveler

    Here is The Andy Statman Trio performing The Arkansas Traveler for the WAMU's Bluegrass Country YouTube channel.

    That's Andy Statman on mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass, and Larry Eagle on percussion.
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    Re: What's the most versatile instrumentation?

    The most versatile instrument, period...

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    Re: Jim Shenk mando #172

    Nice stuff Ethan, I like your Bowl of Bula & the Don Stiernberg stuff. I subbed !
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    Too Many Notes

    I found this song last night and thought it was pretty funny. I haven't seen this one from Thile before.

    Because there's not many folks that can play too many notes on the...
  13. Re: Best Source for tabs to some of Adam Steffey's interpretation

    Best by far is to transcribe and learn them on your own. You will learn a LOT MORE that way!
  14. Re: All my friends blew up on the internet (Jake Joliff)

    It amuses me that it took a banjo player with a Ph.D. from MIT in Molecular Biology (guy in the video) to realize that you could actually use the ring finger on your right hand. It's like he's the...
  15. All my friends blew up on the internet (Jake Joliff)

    Very fun video featuring Jake Joliff and other local musicians. The video was inspired by the viral video featuring Lake Street Dive that catapulted them to wider attention.

    There's some great...
  16. A Little Mandolin on the Google Doodle for Thanksgiving

    I'm not sure, but this might be the first time that the mandolin has had a (small) role in a Google Doodle--the little animations that Google puts on their home page for special occasions.

    The...
  17. Re: Post a video/soundclip of yourself playing Jazz

    Ethan you sound great! Can't go wrong with Donnie.
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    Hoffee Case - seven months in use so far.

    I’m constantly traveling around town with my Gibson mandolin. With my music lessons and jam sessions, I have to bring my mandolin to work a few times each week.

    I don’t like the stock Gibson...
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    Re: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cafe

    Part Deux:

    The Guide says that the best mandolin in existence is the Schmergel Devastator. It says that the tone of a Schmergel Devastator is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of...
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    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cafe

    A bit of a mandolin-themed spoof:

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Cafe is a wholly remarkable book. Perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great...
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    Re: Gibson Ebay find

    Hijack deluxe:
  22. Re: Post a video/soundclip of yourself playing Jazz

    Found this old thread while digging for something else, thought I'd resurrect it for Halloween.... Some really heavy hitters on here since my last visit.. awesome playing everyone! Here's some Swing...
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    Re: Chris Thile - "Daughter of Eve"

    I'm pretty sure this hasn't been recorded anywhere. It was part of the Bachtoberfest show he's doing this fall. He told the story of its genesis (see what I did there) during the show in Philly.
    ...
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    Re: Jazz effects

    Because of our short string length, we will never have the sustain a guitar player does. Solid body instruments help a bit, but you will lose a lot of that warm fat sound the right hollow body can...
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    Re: Prices dropping on high end mandolins?

    Maybe the world is running short of old white guys. What a calamity.
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