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    Re: Flora MacDonald

    Lovely Natalie McMasters version. Hereís the session page, not sure which version is most similar:
    https://thesession.org/tunes/2629
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/pigpipe/tow-books/TOW_Book_5t.pdf

    -this link seems to work ok. Many thanks Nigel.
    Nice front cover colour! :)
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Tonight there’s an unusually smokey horizon and strange atmospheric sunset.
    (South of France)
  4. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Iíd add that though the tools shouldnít be considered detrimental, the tools could be detrimental to learning if a student were forced to use a set of tools that arenít adapted to them.
    An example...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    Well played and that’s a cracking tune Dagger, John Grieve’s Strathspey.
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    Re: MuseScore software

    One thing on my Musescore wish list would be a feature where I can batch feed abc files into Musescore after having created a model file (with parameters like large tab numbers, ipad specific...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    I have three main capo positions on my octave.

    Fret 2 gets that lovely capo tone but isn't too close to the nut that it’ll affect tuning (so much). It also has the nice long finger stretches and...
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I love that Musescore has a HUGE library of notation that’s shared by users.
  9. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I’d like to see a lot more people play mandolin than actually do.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    -what if you really like the octave but occasionally you think the whistle sounds nicer, how are you going to capo the octave then?
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    Re: MuseScore software

    Here’s a little musescore trick.

    If you want the TAB for an abc file that you are going to import into musescore do this first:

    Using Plugins -> ABC import: paste the abc file into the window....
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Thanks very much guys! :(
    -now when I look at this mandolin all I can think about is giant tidal waves.
    Bad day!
    188531
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    Sorry Jack, I don’t know the name of it in English, it’s a water alcohol gel mix that’s used in hospitals, and now everywhere, by everyone as a sterilizing gel for the hands. Can leave a mess on...
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    Re: Vintage Russian mandolin

    Would be great to hear you play it here:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=76

    Beaumont rag was last month’s tune.
    Enjoy! :)
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    www.thesession.org is one library of tunes
    http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/ABC/01tunelib_abc.php is more English trad with some European tunes
    http://abcnotation.com/ is huge.

    Most of these...
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    Of course you could just wipe it with your hand and then see if you can get it off your hands with just soapy water? Use the mildest solvent first.

    Itís not hydro-gel? That stuff seems to be...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Delicate question, what does your wife like?
    Reads music? Already played a fifths instrument? Other instruments? Percussion? Petite person? Acoustic/electric inclined? Physical drive? Type of music...
  18. Thread: El Toro ?

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    Re: El Toro ?

    Photo?
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    I’m just posting in case anyone was unhappy or beginning to get concerned.

    -I haven’t posted for about 20 minutes now, because I was making a cup of tea.
    (I love you all, and MandolinCafe)
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    Re: "Persian"folk tune "The Cricket"

    That’s such a cool rhythmic call/response song, thanks!

    Hmmmm, so it looks like the famous, kind hearted, generous DavidKOS may have the tab for it! :))
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    Re: Vintage Russian mandolin

    That mandolin looks great with the painting, is that a thin coat of paint? I was thinking of painting one but not sure how the tone would change.
  22. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Week Social Group Week #530

    https://youtu.be/f6PdZ5zrelc
  23. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    I bought a ukulele electric bass a while ago and immediately tuned it in fifths.
    I’ve learned a huge amount about alternating chord tones, doublestops and the general fretboard layout from this...
  24. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #529

    Sounds great, good timing and spirit there Rob and clean picking. Errors? there are none!
    You actually need to post it to this address:...
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    https://youtu.be/ArrLZbsu3yM
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