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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No.

    Again qualifying that by saying I do play in BG jams when I can, but it's not my focus & in a band I do we can never find a banjo player to do a decent BG part of our set, so just knock out...
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    Re: String identification

    Flat wound Dogal Calace strings have Black thread with a gold highlight thread in the wrap.
    I think they only do the HR half round strings now which I think also have black thread.
  3. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    Certainly how I like to tune.
    Get an A then dial the others in, then re-tweak the lot having corrected the A for the effect of tuning the others.
    When I played in a trio, we always tuned to the...
  4. Re: What phantom power suply are you using with a DPA 4099?

    I have a couple of systems depending on what's needed. One is the Art USB 2 Pre which does most situations, runs on phantom power, transformer, or battery.
    This is the manual for that one ,...
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    Re: mandolins on television

    The BBC had Jules Holland's Hootenanny last night & they ran a Madness set from 2007 during which Paul McCartney bopping along holding a mandolin :
    198486 so I had a rummage and found his set with...
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    I've seen someone using a bagpipe case for theirs. It's oblong, so some excess space, but it did look like a decent alternative.
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    Re: Irish music collection project

    I got an email with the following incase anyone wants a rummage before they figure out the Port site issue;

    "However, all of the material on Port is still available on the ITMA website. The...
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    Re: Irish music collection project.

    Just as an update I had confirmation that they are aware of the error 522 issue and it has been passed over to their website folks.

    Not that they are known to be an issue here, but the news of...
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    Re: Irish music collection project.

    It's my old stomping ground as a schoolboy, I went to school on Leeson St. :)
    (but we didn't have the ITMA back then)
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    Re: Irish music collection project.

    I noticed that today Jim. They worked yesterday so it may just beva transient thing. I'vevsrnt the ITMA an email as it looks like the host server has issues.
    I doubt much will happen over the weekend
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    Re: Picking question on Calace ex. 82

    it's not always easy to spot the patterns being proposed in lessons. I'm much in debt to those who teach for any slivers of insight that I have gained.
    This is where teachers really come into their...
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    Re: Picking question on Calace ex. 82

    Hi Luis
    The previous exercises have been building up a combination of arpeggio technique & scale runs.
    So rather than two down strokes you have a down-down-up glide stroke followed by the run.
    It...
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    Irish music collection project

    I should probably start this thread with an apology in advance for the hours of your life you will never get back. But I won't apologise for the meandering journey of fascinatinon and distractions...
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    Re: microphone feedback cures

    I use two methods as I swap between mandolin & fiddle a lot.
    1: Very close mic omni lavaliere mounted behind the bridge. (Sony ECM77 or Rode SmartLav+ depending on situation & desk person)
    2: AKG...
  15. Re: Looking for Orchestration and Arrangement classes or worksho

    The Hector Berlioz book is probably about the most normal place to start for an overview It helps if you already have a grounding in music theory & composition before going for orchestration....
  16. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy having these lessons.
    Ok, my head is normally full by about 1/2 way into the lesson, but even then I don't worry as the played examples usually provide the...
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    Re: How to search through a big PDF?

    I use FileBrowser and create folders for Genres and instrument types along with folders for the duo band and orchestra plus a Tuition folder. The bulk go in the Genres folder which is subdivided in a...
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    Re: Small archtop

    I really like what you're doing there & in what I always think of as a 'proper' body size too. Lovely
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    wow that's intense, almost like crushed velvet.
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    Re: Mike Marshall interview

    Loving listening to that podcast Matt.
    Nice to have time to explore subjects in an unhurried way with him. Like you say a very generous person.
    He even came down with Caterina to perform in a...
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    My impression is that Jim's definition of "legitimate" is more focussed on the instrument than the context of "legitimate classical instrument" as meant by the kind of people who would think like...
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    I think Tim has picked up on an aspect of the history of orchestras that definitely ends up with the mandolin firmly planted in the category of 'other'. What we think and believe from our modern...
  23. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    For getting new stuff thrown at me I usually like to tune in to TG4 https://www.tg4.ie/ga/ Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh did a series Geantraí with Julie Fowlis which was pretty special they loop in to...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I'm not sure as until lockdown we tended to have everything 'on the ground' and I never looked much at stuff on-line.
    Bless her Hannah took over the orchestra from Becki in January 2020 just the...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Our fiddle orchestra leader Hannah Cumming teaches this in her workshops https://hannahc-fiddlesing.weebly.com/teaching-etc.html
    You'll see it done a lot around the Sidmouth festival week in the...
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