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    Interesting video

    https://youtu.be/lz3WR-F_pnM
  2. Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Heads up for PDX OPB watchers:

    This is on the schedule for Sunday Sep 29 at noon til 2.
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    20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    A couple of weeks back I had time to make a compilation of old videos for YouTube. One of them is mandolin/cittern type instruments. Here it is -


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgkabydSIOI
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  4. Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Congratulations to Eli Wildman (The Wildmans) for his second win of the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Competition in the Mandolin category! This year his performance was "Brilliancy" on his Sorensen SX...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - This is more or less due to a prompt by Trevor at TAMCO UK,whom,apparently has been fielding a few enquiries about my current health. As much of a gentleman & & all round nice guy that...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Great trip report, Hank!
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    The Great Pretender

    "The Great Pretender" was a big hit for The Platters in 1955, written by their manager, Buck Ram. Freddie Mercury also had a hit with it in the 1980s, but my favourite version is Richard Manual...
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    Happy fourth of July!

    https://youtu.be/f0PhYq3IUKI

    Happy fourth of July y'all! Have some fun, but don't blow your hands off with fireworks, you still need them to play patriotic tunes (like liberty!)
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    I have satellite radio but I'm becoming disenchanted with the bluegrass channel. They seem to assume that if it's acoustic and has a mandolin in it, it's bluegrass. A lot of it is not necessarily...
  10. Bocca Profumata (F. Francia, 1897), Italian waltz

    Ferdinando Francia (d. 1904): "Bocca profumata" - Valzer, Op. 192
    Published in "Il Mandolino", 30 August 1897

    This is a lovely Italian waltz for two mandolins and guitar, written by Ferdinando...
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Great news! Sam's out of the hospital and heading home to Nashville!
  12. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    ***CORRECTIONS*** I left a few tunes in treble clef. I've made the corrections and uploaded the corrected files, which are still available at this link:...
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    Re: D'Addario Flatwound Guitar Strings

    I have many hours in using the Chromes for mandolin family instruments. Here's a link:
    Build your own flatwound

    http://jazzmando.com/tips/archives/images/ECG_Snip.JPG
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    St. Cecilia's Waltz

    One of my fiddler friends wrote a waltz a couple of years ago that we play on occasion, including last night as part of a birthday request from another band member. We don't actually "do"...
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    Re: 19" octave mandolin - tune as CGDA

    I have an 18.5" scale length mandola/OM that I have tuned GDAE (OM) and CGDA (mandola). I worked out string tensions using D'Addario's Tension Pro. These shouldn't be too far off from 19" scale...
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    Ektarina Skliar playing Asturias

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6jGRunX9s8


    One of my favorite classical guitar pieces. Ms. Skliar has done what I think is a very nice mandolin arrangement, and the transcription -- no...
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    Slashes may indicate measured “tremolo”, so two slashes is 16th notes, three is 32nds. In classical music, we usually say tremolo when we mean unmeasured, so the distinction may be moot. But it is a...
  18. Jeena Jeena, Hindi song for mandolin from the Bollywood film

    Hi Guys, here's something different! :)
    It's a song from a Hindi film, I've written up mandolin tab on Musescore.org WITH GUITAR chords too. And the score can be slowed down to practice tremolo....
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    Re: Easiest keys? major/minor

    There is a loose category of music called "fiddle tunes" that covers a huge variety, many derived from very old sources in the UK and Europe, and then evolving as they made their way through...
  20. Pavane (Fauré), arranged for two mandolins

    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Pavane (Op. 50, 1887)

    This is an arrangement of Fauré's Pavane as a duet of two mandolins, based on various Musescore duet arrangements of the piece, mainly this one by...
  21. Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    Greetings- I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this or not. I was referred to this list by a member (I think - he/she did not give me her/his member name). If this is not the...
  22. Thread: I never learn

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    Re: I never learn

    Simple test for strings is slide you fingernail under the wound strings. if you can feel a bump where the frets are it's time to change.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I had my second chemo. session on Wed. - just the same prolonged 6 hour day as last time. It seems that a bit of hair loss is kicking in - so what ! - i'll shave my head if i have to. Fortunately,my...
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    McCartney Nelson

    Somebody snapped a shot of these two last year. Paul says he asked Willie if he was going to retire ... Willie said, "Retire from what?"

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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - It's an unfortunate fact that the Chemo. has it's own detrimental side effects. Apart from the assault on my taste buds,it causes breathlessness & an ''artificial'' tiredness as well - both...
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