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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    I noticed this in the Guidelines:

    "Discussions started with the specific purpose or that end up used specifically for the purpose of antagonizing or calling into question a moderator's control of...
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    Re: Donald Duck Played A Vintage Gibson F2

    Donald was a well known folk musician:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErXg5kBXXg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErXg5kBXXg

    If links don't work search YouTube for "Mickey Mouse &...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    Thanks, Bob. The violin information is interesting too, as there's a "permanent" thin layer of rosin on my fiddle, though I rub it with a cloth after every playing. My luthier actually scraped rosin...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I dunno, maybe the carwash would be a good idea for your mandolin!
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    How do I tell?
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    How do you clean your mandolin?

    Can you please give me some advice. I'm not looking for anything complex -- there's no axle grease or nuclear waste on my mando, just the usual sweat, and dust. Should I take it to a car wash?
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #49

    I've learned of a number of contemporary blues mandolinists from recordings by Guy Davis (Blues, Stomps, & Rags #21), who seems to have a mandolin player on each album. Kokomo Kidd features...
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    The trend is due to a great many baby boomers getting old at the same time. :(

    By the way, having suffered chronic pain since being hit by a car over thirty years ago, and knowing that there's no...
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Me too, but you can see by my comment in post #2 (above) that it's far from perfect. And don't get me onto those low-air-pressure days. As a massage therapist told me, I can predict the weather by...
  10. Re: MC Players of Irish Traditional Music - Feedback Wanted From

    Just filled it out. I always like to contribute to such research. Though I don't focus on Irish music, as a player of Canadian traditional fiddle music, there's a great deal of Irish in my repertoire.
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Don't you love getting old? As my dad used to say, getting old is hard but it beats the alternative.
    You could try experimenting with over-the-counter lotions. I use arnica gel, Voltaren (I'm not...
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    Re: Odd Ebay Mandolin Picture

    No, that's my buddy, "Tiny." He has a hard time barring.
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    Re: Gaelic singing

    Thanks, Gunnar. She's a lovely singer. Try Mary Jane Lamond from Cape Breton for similar singing.

    Here's some traditional Gaelic singing from Cape Breton. My grandmother, born in the 1870's, took...
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    Re: Interesting billboard

    Companies pay to have their products and logos included in movies and TV (unless, by chance, every props person loves Mac computers), though they do have choice about what movies they place their...
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    Re: seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    My daughter-in-law plays a Merlin, often using it to accompany old ballads and other folk songs, and it sounds pretty good. You'll enjoy it. The Canadian chain, Long & McQuade sells a book of...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    Thanks, wilkamm. I have and enjoy Johnny Young and Friends. Steve James usually plays guitar, with one or two mandolin pieces per CD; I was hoping there was a James record with more mandolin tunes.
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    I mean which Steve James CD?
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    Which CD is that, willkamm?
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    Re: Scrolltastic 30s Oddball Mandolin

    Here's my prim, a small tamburitza, with similar holes.

    178549
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    Here's our musical hero.178469
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    On the other hand:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3_oU19oLZE

    If link doesn't work, search YouTube for "Minglewood Blues/ Ken Whiteley (feat. Julia Naverson".

    (Still, I get your point,...
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    He knows quite a few "Woody" tunes, and does a great rendition of that old British patriotic favourite, "Hearts of Oak."
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    If it's actual history, rather than technique you're after, I have to quote "mrmando" (post #2 above): "Two words: Rich DelGrosso" -- not that you won't learn plenty of technique from him as well....
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    The above resources (James & delGrosso are very good), though Joe Carr's School of Mandolin Blues is a good resource for beginners, with more emphasis on rhythm and scales -- the basics -- than the...
  25. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    I've found it helpful to pull up videos of musicians jamming (e.g., Clapton/Marsallis), and either follow or respond to what they're doing. It doesn't matter what instruments they play, I just follow...
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