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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    For Cajun French lyrics with a translation, this website is an excellent source:

    https://earlycajunmusic.blogspot.com/

    Try the search bar on the link to pull up individual songs. Lots of...
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    Here is a link to the complete early recordings of Denus McGee:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_krTgQO35Gqa8yg23REilzg52imZ-6WMMI

    It’s an amazing album - the twin fiddle pieces...
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    As a North American option, if you search for examples of the older, pre-accordian style of Cajun & Creole musicians in Louisiana, a lot of the songs and fiddle tunes came from France in their origin...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Sorry man, chicks dig the banjo. Or at keast, that's what I told my kids when I went through a phase of playing my dad's songs on the banjo (had to be banjo because he wrote them on the banjo). And...
  5. Re: Emando settings for ancient Digitech RP 200

    Thanks - I wasn't sure which effects to focus on tweaking first. This is very helpful.
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    That was just awesome! Could you post your chord fingerings? I want to learn this.
  7. How I upgraded a cheapo mandolin with minimal modifications.

    This is an update (if I recall correctly) to a post I once made about buying a cheapo manolin.

    I made a random impulse purchase of a cheap ($299) "The Loar" F-5 at some point (over a year ago),...
  8. Re: Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    Thanks for sharing your transcriptions - that was a nice thing to do. We are all all looking for constructive ways to redeem the time under social distancing restrictions, and learning new breaks...
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    Re: Luthiers in Texas (Houston/Austin)

    I had Neil Sargent do a setup on my mandolin recently that made it much more enjoyable to play (and better sounding). Recommend him highly.
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    Re: Loar forgery / fake Serial # 80263

    What a great thread and an object lesson in caveat emptor!

    Hmmm, this fake Gibson is acquiring quite a colorful history. If someone ever buys the instrument for a modest price (i.e., does not...
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