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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandola #6

    Lovely, I am happy to see more mandolas being built. I am fortunate to have an excellent one, Collings MT2 that I purchased years ago. I love the sound of the mandola, especially for hymns and...
  2. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    All of the above! The Cafe colleagues covered it. Nothing more to add!
  3. Thread: Pickups

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    Re: Pickups

    I have used the LR Baggs Radius along with their preamp and it is fine. One of my other mandolins has the K&K internal pickup. It also sounds very good. For what it is worth, I prefer the internal...
  4. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    The leather shoestring works well too. I thread a piece around the strings near the tailpiece and it seemed to benefit the sound--might have all been in my head. I did the same thing with another...
  5. This is a great CD. I play it all the time.

    This is a great CD. I play it all the time.
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    The same thing happens to me. One trick that has worked for me is to play the tune on my melodica (I have a cheap one but the sound is good). It helps me visualize the tune on the keyboard and it...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    I have used the Thomastik Hard, and they are great. They have a wound "A" string as I remember and it is a very nice sound, indeed. They are a bit high priced, but when you think about it in terms...
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    Re: Subscription Tutorial Sites

    Just a quick comment. I found that certain sites feature one genre over others. They are all very good however. I probably lean to Peghead Nation because of the variety of genre covered. I took...
  9. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #507

    This is the version I learned from Baron Collins-Hill.
  10. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #506

    Very nice playing.
  11. Great folks to do business with. I highly...

    Great folks to do business with. I highly recommend them. I have purchased 3 instruments from them, all have been superb. All the best to Dennis and team.
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    I wish that I could, but alas, not. I am sure it will be a great event.
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    Re: Collings MT2 - Dixie Hoedown

    Very Nice !
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    Oh, Chris From Tuscon, I forgot one thing. Mandolin orchestra music is notorious for putting a lot of notes on the ledger lines. AS if you don't have enough to learn, just on the staff! Many...
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    One crude, but effective way to transcribe would be to purchase the TablEdit program and simply do it in reverse, i.e. put the tab on the lines and the program will put the notes on the staff.
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  16. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #504

    This is really a nice tune. Thanks for putting it up. I see it is in Dmaj. It might fit on my mountain dulcimer as well. That will be a project for this weekend!
  17. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #504

    Is this a Cape Breton waltz? I cannot tell if it has a Scottish or French vibe going on. I know the folks in that region mix the two up, very nicely, I might add.
  18. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #504

    Thanks, I am working on it now. It is a tricky tune to get the timing correct
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Where is music to Blake's March posted? I have been playing it by ear for some time, but not sure if I have it right. Thanks
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    Three.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I am working on Woodchopper Breakdown and Forked Deer. They are proving to be a bit challenging. I am experiencing difficulty keeping my pick direction consistent, especially when I try to add...
  22. Re: Arpeggios - tips and tricks to play these well and how to use

    This is a good book. I have it. I need to spend more time with it too !!
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    Going To Richmond

    Reaching out to my Cafe mates. I would love to purchase the sheet music to the Ricky Skaggs-Kentucky Thunder favorite, "Going To Richmond". I have memorized the piece from listening to it so many...
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    Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    Wanting to see Inverness as well as Scotland in general, including hopefully mandolin related outings. Have any of my Scotland Cafe mates taken the train from Edinburgh to Inverness? Is is a scenic...
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    Re: New Mandola Day!

    Congratulations. I don't play mine nearly often enough, and I don't know why. I have a lovely mandola with a great sound. You will love yours, I am sure. Sometimes, I simply enjoy playing...
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