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    Re: Bobby Osborne instrumentals

    According to some accounts Howdy Forrester wrote it alone; according to others Robert Rutland contributed; or maybe Forrester borrowed some material from Rutland.

    The tunes Say Old Man and High...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    The fourth tune is the Bright Mississippi by Th. Monk.
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Consider the following six examples

    Fig. F is Monroeís Lonesome Moonlight Waltz. Itís very songlike, and I could sing it (an octave lower, of course) when I learned it about 40 years ago. But I...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    I conclude that you don't play the guitar. The key of F in this case sits very naturally on that instrument (and, although Doc Watson wasn't really a BG musician
    a BG guitarist is likely to follow...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    Seems to me boppers unsually do it in Ab. I know of four tunes based on the same chords:
    among them Dig (Miles Davis), Tour's End (Stan Getz), Demanton (Jon Eardly), and they're all in the key of...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    I think you're really repeating what I already said. Incidentally one of my compositions is mainly in D Phrygian dominant , but I notate it with just two flats, because there are occasional f's and...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    That's a very categorical statement, meaning I hardly know any tune that I've learned from records, or even composed myself, over the years, because of my limited singing ability. E.g., the first...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    As I hinted in an earlier thread (under General Discussions) the issue probably is not TAB, a mode of notation, but TABs, learning tunes ad hoc without any system or direction. Learning a first...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    Thanks for your informative answer. So you can proceed both ways, TAB to SN (as in the Scruggs example, SN to TAB. Also seems, from my example, that key signatures in Tabledit can (must?) be given...
  10. Re: Looking for a Tab for Byrn's March

    Googling song title+images I easily found the tune on two sites, but both had SN only. However, the tunes is fairly easy, in the key of D, almost all notes on the 2nd and 3rd courses, and many...
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    About TAB and SN

    How to make SN look bad.

    I found this example (Down the Road) in a discussion on the Banjo Hangout :
    https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/295251

    A very good example of what notation is not...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I used the word "story" in a figurative sense.

    Perhaps a more concise formulation would be "get the big picture before going into detail".
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I've said this before: memorization comes from understanding. In this case, understanding the tune, the story it tells, its feel and form, how it hangs together, etc. Learning a first instrument...
  14. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

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    I donít understand the second sentence. Iíve transcribed a substantial number of compositions and solos from records, also composed about 70 pieces, but only rarely can I say Iím able to...
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    Re: Pinky 6th fret

    The classical rule in a diatonic context is "next note, next finger". However, in the key of A, in first position, there are five scale notes, g#, a, b, c#, d. Many times you can have the index...
  16. Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    Not a good idea. Don't rest your wrist anywhere, but allow it to touch the strings behind the bridge. Check Mike Marshall's d'Addario video on YouTube.

    I have a modern small pickguard, with...
  17. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I find your use of invective (“parochial”, “prejudice”) lacking in imagination and creativity. Also, you read my posts a bit carelessly. I never said the learning TAB detracts from more productive...
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    The starred sentence has been said a number of times by a number of people. Contrast this with John McGann's observation, that this is indeed one drawback of TAB: it shows just one solution, it may...
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    Fiddle tunes is what made me take up the mandolin. In the mid 60's I transcribed a few of the tunes on Howdy Forrester's album Fancy Fiddlin' Country Style: Brilliancy, High Level, and Rutland's...
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    But do these people use TAB? I had my country, oldtime, folk, and Bluegrass period in the mid- to late 60's. That's when I learned to really play with people and during these days I never used ...
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    The time spent on achieving fluency in TAB subtracts from more productive endeavors. The only time, over 53 years of playing the mando, I ever used TAB was when I wanted to learn Ashokan Farewell...
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    Re: Bill Monroe - "Scotland" Tab

    mandozine.com has TAB, notation and MIDI
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Points help stabilize the mando when playing seated.
  24. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I think this discussion pretty well sums up John McGann's views on the subject:

    https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=490584&sid=a528ad55f1ee1d057eb1ed1149dd509b
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    Note the ĒandĒ between the two expressions.
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