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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #50

    Greetings from a house that I'm visiting in the tall and lush woods on beautiful Vancouver Island.

    I've by no means run out of blues mandolin players. However, for my 50th post, I'm featuring...
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    Did my eyes just get older? Font size

    Did the iPad iOS forum interface just decrease text size? Is there a way to make the cafe site display larger text? It is tough for me to read the small text and touching the micro zone for opening...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    Thanks for the responses. The Steve James material looks very helpful and I've ordered the Joe Carr book despite the strangely mixed reviews.

    I'm collecting instructional material, but I'm...
  4. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    FYI, Vacay was a success. I ended up using a zoom pedal directly connected to the speaker (1/4 mono to 1/8 stereo cable). Even with the impedance mismatch it sounded great.

    I took the emandola...
  5. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    thanks all

    I still have the mandolin played by fat Don in 1991 in the above video. It's on 3 tracks of my latest CD "Good Numbers"--'Just Friends', 'Laverne Walk' and 'Come Rain or Come...
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    Re: Campfire travel Mandolin

    I've been quite pleased with a Seagull mandolin which I bought last year.
    It's loud, plays very easily, fits in my hand luggage backpack so I'm not checking in any extra luggage on a flight and it's...
  7. Thread: Musical Journey

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    Musical Journey

    Back in the 90s I got lots of invaluable support on my beginner's nervous self-doubt - from either this list or the Comando listserv. I recently wrote about my 20+ year mandolin learning journey,...
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    New Electric Travel Mandolin

    Seems like everyone is building travel mandos these days...

    This one came about for a client that wanted something she could fit into the tiny approved overhead locker cases for a well known...
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    Solid bodied mandolins

    I know they donít get a lot of love round here but Iím wondering how many here play or at least own one. Iíve been considering for some years writing a small book on the subject it would include a...
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    Musical Journeys

    There's been a wee fall of snow here in Scotland which is threatening my trip to the South of England this weekend. The BMG fretted instrument festival takes place in Worthing from Friday to Sunday,...
  11. Re: Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature - NMC

    Here is the transcript of the speech. You can read it and take it at face value, analyze it, dissect it, and/or pick at parts of it - whatever you like. I am damn proud of him for being awarded this...
  12. Nigel Gatherer - Scottish Traditional Music Hall Of Fame

    I've just heard the news that Nigel Gatherer is being inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall Of Fame.

    Well done, and well-deserved for all his work in promoting the mandolin in Scottish...
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    Re: Friend of the devil

    Not sure if anyone cares about this 9 years later, but I just transcribed the mandolin intro and solo from the Garcia/Grisman version of the song.

    Friend of the Devil: Grisman Mandolin Intro and...
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    Re: Mandolin Hero

    Having learned to play ''Rebecca'' on banjo many years back,i had a look at the credits on the CD, & the tune was composed by a guy i'd never heard of (mandolin playing was a long way off back then)...
  15. Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer new Bach Trios recording

    I find the album has grown on my over repeated listens. In a normal string trio, the violin is the lead instrument, and the cello occasionally comes forward in the mix. On this disc, the role of the...
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    Re: Easter Meditation: It Is Well With My Soul

    https://youtu.be/Z_-X-29gK-4
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    Easter Meditation: It Is Well With My Soul

    https://youtu.be/9-wEbszahw0
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    Prelude 3 by Mario Strauss

    https://youtu.be/FnM39H-27yY

    I was giving this mandolin back to its owner today, so thought I'd quickly do a video to remind myself of it. It's a Vincenzo de Meglio, I believe, from 1906.
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    Beatles--Old Brown Shoe

    In honor of George's birthday, my solo arrangement of his song "Old Brown Shoe". I blended a Sennheiser dynamic mic and direct line from my soundhole pickup, added a trace of reverb. Video from my...
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    Original piece on mandocello and mandola

    My friend Daniel and myself have been working on some new music lately, and I'm starting to put a few videos up on youtube. Have a look and see what you think! Apologies for the buzzes, both...
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    New Chord Melody from Aaron Weinstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xzfa8DcYk
  22. Re: Free Circle of Fifths Decoded Interactive E-Book

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for all of your feedback on the Cafe and FB! If you let me know which parts you'd like to absorb, I'll be sure to make some videos in that direction and see if I can't help. ...
  23. Re: The Baggs Venue - The Ultimate, Or Is Something Better?

    Hey!

    I own this unit and have used it for on stage performances and it works great! The tuner is quick and the boost is always nice to have in case you need a little more umph! It is built...
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