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  1. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    Oh no! There was a typo in my post, Bill Monroe didn’t clean out beer barrels there, he cleaned out OIL barrels.
    Sorry guys the beer’s gone bad! :)
  2. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    ĎFoul!í -in soccer in the UK, they play the ball, not the player, ha , ha. :)
    Iím with the OP, I think, Iím not really bothered about Party Politics. Really Iíd rather just make friends and play...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    I had a friend once who told me she had a mania for collecting pretty stones and pebbles. Then she spent five minutes describing one of them, the texture, colours, size, the different minerals and...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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  5. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    It may have been the editor who wrote the titles? And the editor and the author sometimes have quite different motivations.
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    Re: Tips for beginners 1st camp

    Iíve not been to a music camp before, but other camps yes.
    Iíd add:
    -If you can, go for an hours fast hike in the mountains once a day for the month before the camp -like this, if you are sixty...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Probably already posted, but it got me to thinking about what the mandolin symbolized in those days.
    Five string?

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    Re: New to the cafe

    Yes, the other thing is investing in yourself with lessons, even just a couple will get you oriented and will help a lot. Tab for example can be explained much easier with someone. Or/and try Peghead...
  10. Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    Courageous... me, I’d never buy a mandolin without looking at it for at least a couple of seconds.
  11. Re: Are Lilliputians allowed to sell on ebay?

    I think heíd sell you the guitar no problem. If you look at his face on the guitar photo and then the mandolin, it looks like heís just as happy keeping the mandolin.
    Why... if this guy was playing...
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    Re: southern flavor - key?

    Yeh, I like the move at :55 to what sounds like a D major in the background. The one, four fives chords I can (seem to) hear are: A,D,E or E,A,B or D,G,A (if you hear it as E dorian) in different...
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I’ve had the octave for about a month, and done about a month of just scales and chords, messing around really, now I’m doing about 2 (honest) hours a day of REALLY slow, metronomed repertoire. ...
  14. Re: Grateful Dead's - China Cat Sunflowew Lesson

    Oops, typo, it’s a bit of dehydration too. :)
    I meant to say:
    ‘I cant see how it moves on to the G mixolydian, meaning the scale of C major.
    It seems more like F lydian, or the scale of C major...
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    What would it take to stop Climate Change?
    -seven and a half billion banjos.
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    I’m sorry, I cant see how it moves on to the G mixolydian, meaning the scale of D major.
    It seems more like F lydian, or the scale of C major with the centre on it’s IV? F major chord?
    Though I’ve...
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    Re: Thanks to Rob Meldrum!

    Great book.
    In a similar style as the book:
    What is the thickness of a quarter? A dime? Euro, etc? (wikipedia.com)
    How many placed together will squeeze under the fourth string at the twelfth...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    -I wouldn’t have time for mandolin if I was that guy! :)

    Great song Bertram, many thanks.
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    Re: New to the cafe

    Welcome to the Cafe, Neil.
    Age no problem -I was sixty last month. Just lots of learning to do, how about a dance class, too? That will sort your rhythm out. Tai Chi class is another option,...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Whenever I go cycling somewhere I always carry the mandolin in a case on the back of the bicycle. Iíve been knocked off a couple of times by punks in machinery -and they are not even drunk. Iíve had...
  21. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group #500

    Hi guys, here’s the tab for Sarah’s Mandolin -feel free to comment if Ive made any big errors. Enjoy!

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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    - I have a fair number of different instruments on stands and the walls AND I do have a pet, itís a cat, but I never have any problems -the banjo is always locked up in a case. And the cat doesnít...
  23. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group #500

    Another rendition of Sarahís Mandolin, with mando and guitar:
  24. Re: Erster Verlust (First Loss), Schumann adapted as a Mandolin d

    Really nice, thanks, do you have the .abc file for that? Unfortunately I don’t read fast enough, but I’d like to play it.
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    I lived in a forest for a couple of years one time, and after a while began to think of painting my guitar. I left, and didnít.
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