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  1. MIDI playback not working on Mandolintab.net ABC converter?

    Is anyone else experiencing problems with the midi playback at ABC converter at MandolinTab.net? I'm trying to figure out if it is their site, or Hughesnet problems etc.

    Lately, it may or may...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    IF you want both simultaneous shifting and pinky practice, Paganini's Perpetual Motion (Moto Perpetuo) will give you plenty of both!

    Way back (1979-1982) I took lessons from a violinist named...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    NO, but it wouldn't hurt to be able to use it.

    As far as shifting, to what degree of shifting skill are you talking about? How about scales and scale patterns on one string? And there are...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fb3UAcp_mI&list=PLB45421AC52D7F01D&index=10


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshLmy3tFXk&list=PLB45421AC52D7F01D&index=7

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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    It is perfectly acceptable to use the pinky at the 6th fret, especially on the "C" string.

    Larry Rice use to tune his mandola down to A-E-A-E. Andy Irvine used the Irish bouzouki tuning but at...
  6. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Finland:
    Ottopasuuna
    JPP
    Maria Kalaniemi
    Helsinki Mandoliners (mandolin trio)
    Värtinnä
    Gjallarhorn
    Tallari
    Jarmo Rompanen (mandolin player)
    Heikki Lahti (mandolin player, RIP)
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI LIVE...( DIESI CONCERT - 20/12/2018 )


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQT8M56jIAA

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleftheria_Arvanitaki

    Arvanitaki Eleutheria Live sto...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Lots of bouzouki and baglama

    GLYKERIA LIVE..."SummERTime"...concert (ERT - 10/7/2017)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=put-JYPyOu4

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glykeria
  9. Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Must also have CDL and 5 years minimum experience driving large vehicles
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dvMMavXsCc


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6oABxbSaM
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    Ryan Thomson aka Captain Fiddle in NH. Developed focal dystonia which left him unable to bow with his right hand. Rather than give up fiddle, he started all over playing left-handed and got quite...
  12. Re: Intervals/Scale Ricky Skagg's Breaks on J.D. Crowe & the New

    This is what he's probably doing - the basic variations of scales in 3rds.


    ASCENDING
    G-B . A-C . B-D . C-E . D-F# . E-g . F#-a . g

    DESCENDING
    g-b . F#-a . E-g . D-F# . ETC

    you can have...
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    Re: Improvising

    Spread that equine fertilizer Ralph....

    For a better understanding I could refer to the first couple of paragraphs in the introduction of Jerry Coker's "Patterns For Jazz" (a book I've used over...
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    BOB WiLLS short on TCM, 10:15 EST

    Some good stuff to DVR on Turner Classic Movies today (Wed Nov. 27. ) Just noticed a Bob Wills short (11 min) at 10:15 AM (BTW This is the same one TCM aired about a month ago)
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    You may want to go to the library and give this a read...Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    181392
    ...
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    Re: Improvising

    REAL PLAYING, imo, is SINGING ON THE INSTRUMENT, especially in improvised music.

    Learning your scales, arpeggios, etc. is fine, but FAR TOO OFTEN, it is done in such way that minimizes or ignores...
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    Re: Improvising

    Music Interviews - Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'
    ...
  18. Re: Asturias - Solo Mandolin (Performed by Tiziano Palladino)

    The Asturian tunes are my favorite of the northern Spanish regions (Gallicia, Basque, Leon...). Seems to have also gotten popular among a section of Irish players like Nuala Kennedy, Flook, etc.

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    Re: Giants of Psychedelic Mandolin?

    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/15-purplehazelive
  20. HOMER & JETHRO RFD-TV 5PM today Nov 9

    Just a heads up. Just noticed that Homer & Jethro will be on an episode of The Jimmy Dean Show today at 5PM on RFD. Sorry I couldn't give you more advance notice.

    NH
  21. Re: How to Search for a Specific "multi-word phrase"?

    Just bumping up this "How-To", so I can find it quickly
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Frankly, if I was playing with horn players (but why would a mando [acoustic] even try to compete with them sonically? unless it was on electric and then you might as well go to a mandola or short...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    Synchronicity!!

    I just completed a totally unscientific poll or "What name should a musician bestow on their instrument?" Not a Lucille or Marilyn in the batch.

    The favorites, in descending...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Jazz players get so smug about playing in the flat keys.

    But face it, Bb, Eb, Ab etc. is about the same for horn players as playing in C, G, D and/or A on a stringed instrument such as...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FXaOgP8AFE

    Gabriel Yacoub's Malicorne was perhaps the top folk-rock band out of France. Dark feel with lots of medieval residue. Not a fiddle tune, but this fits...
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