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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Toilet paper acquisition syndrome?
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    We have been close to running out of TP a couple of times, since we've only been buying our usual amount. I went to buy groceries today and, to my wife's dismay, returned without TP as the stores...
  3. Re: Something I'll remember for the rest of my life

    There is an old adage that goes:

    An aspiring classical guitarist once participated in a master class with Segovia. Whereupon, after the aspirer played, Maestro chastised him severely, saying:...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Bob, I think it's fine to voice your feelings. As you said in your OP, we can all relate to missing interacting musically and socially. Music is missing something too, being that it needs an...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    I was an early adopter (retired public health worker) and shutdown my public playing well over a month ago. None of my accordions have been played since January, since I don't play them at home, so...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Oh ya, I forgot rod and co. My first rock album when I was 10 or 11. When I finally got a mndln years later, I learned the fretboard driving from mich to n carolina playing those tunes by ear. I was...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    LZ III. Not only mndln but banjo and pedal steel too. Several years later I started into Scruggs and Monroe, but the brit folk-rock stuff was more evocative to me; I started performing that...
  8. Re: An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    I did. I started getting into early stuff.. primal as it is there's not much money in it.
  9. Re: An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    Really, the mandolin is a darned convenient instrument in all respects. If you want self-immolation or an instrument worthy of penance, that would be clarinet (also called the "torture stick"),...
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    Re: Finger joint fusion?

    Good luck John. I have the same issue with pick/plectrum and why I also cant play much mndln either. It's a bummer.
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    Re: Finger joint fusion?

    Not alone, indeed. I can't speak to the specific issue at hand ( ;) ) but I can certainly empathize with the struggle. I had to give up my instrument (classical/flamenco gtr) 10 years ago due to...
  12. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Don't play the music; let the music play you - The Original Art of Music (Ling)
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    Re: Ludwig Commodore PB

    PB is excellent for solo playing. I used to play a lot of tenor bnj and when I got a PB I just started converting the repertoire over (better sound) - all except for the irish stuff. Jelly Roll...
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    Re: Ludwig Commodore PB

    Aw shoot, wth if I'm promoting banjos I like this instead ...
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    Ludwig Commodore PB

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1920s-Ludwig-Commodore-Banjo/124098479030?hash=item1ce4d883b6%3Ag%3Al14AAOSwclhd1YLI&LH_ItemCondition=3000

    NFI
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    I started up on hardanger I year ago. Ever since I have not wanted to play std fiddle - although I do for jams. I swear hdgfl just did that - playing std fdl almost hurts now. I wonder if others...
  17. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Totally depends on the musical requirements at hand - which itself is dictated by a variety of factors: performances, inspiration or sheer whimsy.

    Last fall I was playing a lot of accordions,...
  18. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    Correct. Breakage rarely occurs.

    Wire harps are particularly idiosyncratic and difficult to maintain - much moreso than nylon or orchestral guts. Some even use gold and silver wire for...
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    Re: (NMC) Jay Witcher

    Ran across that vid, under a different title:



    https://youtu.be/-1ccyo5l1_c
  20. Thread: A nice vid

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    A nice vid

    A nice vid. https://youtu.be/SbZ_2Y6WMqM


    https://youtu.be/SbZ_2Y6WMqM
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Well I went a little crazy and def bought the wrong instrument (banjo). Well at least it wasn't the synth.

    I figure - it's such a crazy time, why not go with it. After all, now that I think,...
  22. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    "Belief" is overrated. Just look at the mess it creates ~o)
    .....

    Science has not proven the "efficacies" of music (in this context)? Why am I not surprised.. ;)
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    Re: Banjo evil (nmc)

    Ya gigs/venues typically determine what gets brung/brought/bringed. Back when I was drumming, I'd challenge your Honda for "near-ideal musician's car" with my minivan...often thought unstylish by...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Maybe it goes without saying, but.. As all the examples show, lots of folks employ all manner of styles in solo mndln. As you build a solo repertoire and performing experience, it may aide to...
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    Re: Banjo evil (nmc)

    I've posted some things I play. Albeit just recordings from my phone. I'm not set up for much more.

    What are you all playing/how do you get round to gigs? Do you manage to get all those...
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