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  1. Re: What kind of mandolin is Johnny Winter playing in this photo?

    I used to be a big Johnny Winter fan. I had his albums Johnny Winter and Second Winter, and I thought of him as an influence on my playing.

    The redoubtable Mandocrucian did some research on his...
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    That's interesting.

    I usually take my Collings to sessions. I think it cuts through better, but the Sobell has a fuller sound on stage.
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    It is hard to keep fingers and brain up to full speed. I sometimes think that going to a session and playing for about 3 hours is the equivalent of a sports person training.
    Taran is sounding good....
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Just read the article. He does sound like he's ready to retire.

    I did see him actually. He appeared at a big pop festival here in the North Of Scotland called Belladrum.
    Excellent performer....
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    Thinking of you. All the best Dagger
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    Re: Faraway Grandchild

    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    Here is Ross Martin of the brilliant Scottish band Diamh. He really gets a great groove going.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWnmI6SRCRA&list=RDFJVojTAjwuM&index=2
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    Here's what the great Pierre Bensusan has to say.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4AxVsXUKc
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I know a number of guitar players who I have only ever heard playing in DADGAD. That is their style and that is what they do.

    So if that is your interest, then I really can't see why not.
  10. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    Lockdown has obliged many of us to do more things like Zoom, do video clips for Facebook or sometimes create instructional material.

    Even watching yourself speak (never mind play) can be harrowing...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    An early morning version of Ivan Drever's lovely tune Leaving Stoer



    https://www.facebook.com/daggergordon/videos/824394884997197/?t=0
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    I got up quite early today, and while waiting for daylight I decided to record Leaving Stoer on my octave mandolin. I find the bass strings tuned up to A to be really effective in playing this tune....
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    That's nice, John.

    Mandrian, I couldn't get that video of Ivan to play.
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Yeah, why not?

    Incidentally, I have been doing a mandolin online teaching course for Feis Rois called Mandolin For Fiddle Players - the idea being that people who might know the fiddle could pick...
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    For sure. A lot of people I know play it.

    http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?name=Leaving%20Stoer&id=04878
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    Re: George Harrison's fretless guitar

    Efren Lopez playing fretless guitar.

    https://vimeo.com/57078999
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Not sure how my Sobell compares with your instrument, but I use 12, 21, 30 and 42
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Music from Crete.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFP16SE1lTM&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Haven't had time to watch this all yet, but plenty of Cretan mandolin.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFP16SE1lTM&feature=youtu.be
  20. Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    Swinging Irish music. Never underestimate the importance of playing for dancing.



    https://www.facebook.com/ITMADublin/videos/246666706452106
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Now that's a slightly unusual answer. I remember her from Trapezoid. You need to tell us more, I think.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Many of us here might have got started on a Yamaha guitar, I should think.

    It was great value back then, and I think probably still is today. Good choice.
  23. Thread: Tamco?

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    Re: Tamco?

    Don't get me wrong. There is plenty to not like about Facebook. And I certainly am not criticizing anyone for not using it.

    But still, it's often the best way to keep up with things.
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    Re: Jp cormier

    Jp Cormier has been busy during lockdown. This online performance basically features his guitar playing - and indeed his guitars.
    But honestly, his playing is amazing..

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    Re: Tamco?

    Fair enough. It remains a fact though, that Facebook is generally more likely to feature updates more quickly than many web sites, which can often be fairly neglected in many cases, and much more...
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