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  1. Thread: Cedar Hill

    by Jeroen
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    Re: Cedar Hill

    Melody and harmony are in "the big book of bluegrass".
  2. Re: Check this out: Dana Mohr Plays Huckleberry Hornpipe

    Woo! That's frivolous mandolin playing! Thank you for posting.
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    Two tips to fix pick direction:
    *Don't play the tunes you've memorized the wrong way for a long time.
    *Practice the tunes and phrases you tend to mess up with a bounce.

    Actually, I think there...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    There is a reason for wanting to feel where the fleshy parts of your right hand are, and keep them ready.

    You will have a great extra tool in your box when you learn to mute with fleshy parts of...
  5. Wow, great music.

    Wow, great music.
  6. Thread: Leavin'

    by Jeroen
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    Re: Leavin'

    Ivan, I would be surprised by not so much the range as rather the timbre. But hey, surprise me.
  7. Thread: Leavin'

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    Re: Leavin'

    If that's Wayne Taylor, we have a new mystery: What turned that great piercing tenor into Wayne's lazy baritone?
  8. Thread: Leavin'

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    Re: Leavin'

    Dudley Connell, I'd say.
  9. Thread: Crosspicking

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    Re: Crosspicking

    I think Jesse McReynolds was always recognized as a brilliant and very versatile innovator. I don't think he ever got "branded" (does that mean labelled, in a negative way?) as a stylist by anyone. I...
  10. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    152375
  11. Re: Givson Urbashi electric mandolin - Is it worth?

    I think useless remarks about the names of these brands do not benefit the quality of this thread in particular and forum in general and have possibly been the reason for the OP to start a new...
  12. Even More Tiny Moore on video (plus some Jethro)

    Hi all, someone put a batch of lovely videos on youtube.
    The link will get you started with Jethro's tune but there is more from the same person.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMHrKP0dtWQ
  13. Thread: Tremolo Paradox

    by Jeroen
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    Re: Tremolo Paradox

    markscarts, you will want to integrate your tremolo in your normal playing, so I suggest to keep going at it with your normal grip on your favorite pick. As soon as you feel like loosening to get...
  14. Thread: Paul Buskirk

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    Paul Buskirk

    I found two crazy videos of Paul Buskirk playing something big, and good!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIE3fAqgtIs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivMSsF4gAEE
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    Re: The Mississippi Mud Steppers

    O boy, if that isn't a mandolin-banjo, I'm one.
    Anyone actually likes that sound beyond "peculiar"?
    Would you believe I worked through Jack Tottle's book on a thing like that?
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    Re: What kind of pick did Bill Monroe use?

    The Big Book of Bluegrass, Ed. Kochman, 1984, GPI publications, page 17,18:

    (Dix Bruce) Are you particular about the picks you use?
    (Bill Monroe) I like a heavy pick. I dont like real light, thin...
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    Re: New Punch Brothers Album

    I'd be worried if they pleased me with a first listen. And I love them for never doing so.
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    Re: Jethro Burns Method

    @Hudminster, I know. I started playing clawhammer banjo two years ago and I love it. :grin:

    @ Alan, It's not a secret book you missed, it's the complete one :cow:
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    Re: Jethro Burns Method

    I have all four, but I can't find 'solos', so maybe I have lent it to someone and forgot.

    Jethro's tune is the worst in a way, because it's such a fun tune.
    Friends love to jam on its nice...
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    Re: Jethro Burns Method

    Mark, that's the complete collection of the three Mel Bay publications. It has the humbling 'Mandolin Player' with many exercises and examples of his musical mandolin ideas and few 'easy' things to...
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    Re: Seldom Scene Albums

    I can't choose between AlanN and Akira Otsuka: Act 2 and Old Train are my favorites. I love John Starling's singing.
  22. Re: European World of Bluegrass coming up this week!

    Boetzkes?
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    Re: Bluegrass Music's Civil War

    Welcome to the world, "truly american artform".
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    Re: I still don`t believe it...

    Bluegrass has been original music from its start, not so long ago. Play it how you love it Willie, and make people love it for how it sounds and how you deliver it, rather than the history of it.
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    Re: Bluegrass Songs In a Minor Key?

    I think that many of the traditionals mentioned here are modal old time tunes that were not standard major or minor before they were incorporated in the bluegrass repertoire. Many or all of them have...
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