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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I am not going to argue the origin or validity of any serial number list. BUT, one thing us old timers now have to realize is that the sequence was not linear. The numbers between say 1912 and 1920...
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    A gold mine!

    My sister usually sings with other people, but she's getting ready for her first solo show in fifty years. She's calling it "Songs of Struggle."

    In tracking down tunes she wanted to used, she ran...
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    Re: Tuning Mandolin without a tuner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTw51b9CXqA
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    Re: Ugh. It happened.

    I think it's an "eschaw" of backy down here...
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    Re: Favorite Books to Read?

    Fabulous book.

    Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers

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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Sterile sounding? YMMV--- mine sure does!!
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Sherry, I've been playing for roughly 2 1/2 years, bought my Collings last fall and don't regret it in the least. If the price is good, you've played it and like it, and you can afford it, go for it...
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    Re: Mike Blohm Handel Tuner Replicas

    Here's a pic of the ebony inlaid buttons

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    Re: who is your go to mandolin store & why.

    Mine are eBay and the MC Classifieds, because I've found the best used prices there and I never buy instruments new

    bratsche
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    Re: Could Bill Monroe Read Music??

    this comes up so often it is worth repeating:

    Not being able to play by ear comes from not working on or learning to playing by ear.

    Not being able to read music comes from not working on or...
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    Re: What's your latest Welsh tune?

    You may find the Clera resources useful.
    http://www.alawoncymru.com/alawon/Tunes/Tunesal.html
  12. 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKillop

    A fine set of tunes on the mandolin, might be of interest to some?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HLc-CDppnw&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: What's your latest Welsh tune?

    Evelyn's mandolin arrangements of Welsh tunes are delightful, and I am pleased to have recorded a few of them. Her two ebooks "Evelyn's Big Book For Mandolins For The Year 2015" and "For the Year...
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    Re: What's your latest Welsh tune?

    This Welsh tune is a regular part of my bands repertoire. The arrangements is my own:


    https://youtu.be/rJc-UGfo9rk
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    Re: What's your latest Welsh tune?

    Jack, here is a link to an earlier thread. There are three tunes here: Mândelyn, Morvan Rhuddlan, and Red Piper's Melody. The last 2 include pdfs of my trio arrangements. Martin Jonas recorded...
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    Re: What's your latest Welsh tune?

    When i hit upon this repertoire (the ap Huw manuscript) about 6-7 years ago, it took me over - a little like Bach did me decades prior. I'm still studying it, as my interest has yet to wane.
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    Re: What's your latest Cornish tune?

    Well, not very recent, but this is one that I play all the time


    https://youtu.be/TZvu2Bpq2-M

    As for new tunes, I met Neil Davey recently and he very kindly wrote out and sent me the tab for...
  18. Thread: Tab vs ear

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    Re: Tab vs ear

    I prefer to memorize on the mandolin, complex parts with lots of notes lend themselves better to memorization IMHO. Now those old trumpet parts in an orchestra, where you count 37 measures of rest...
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    Re: Tab vs ear

    Wish I could! I have to play a tune over a hundred times before I can remember it - and that's no guarantee, it's just a bet hedge.

    That's one reason why I fall back on improvising so much.
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    Re: Tab vs ear

    The complete musician needs both. To be able to sight read and to be learn by ear and play what is in your head. Distinct advantages to both. It is not a versus situation. What ever you can't do will...
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    Re: Satan is Real - Louvin Brothers

    Keep trying, bro!

    Mick
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    Fourth of July at a country fair

    This is a great tune from The Georgia Yellowhammers.

    Happy Fourth everyone!
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    Re: What is Ira playing?

    That would be a Framus. Mass produced, steam pressed tops. They can look very cool but I think they are similar to Harmony and Kay as far as quality.
  24. 5-piece mandolin jam to get you up and moving this morning

    I know this is an old video, and has probably been posted here before. Just thought I'd share some good old mandolin inspirational grooviness this morning to help you get through your Wednesday.
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    Re: Fiddle players and mandolin.

    I think fiddle in particular is difficult in public because the general population has been fed on the best of the best of the best violins in the world, and have unreasonable expectations. Not true,...
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