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    Re: Easy string changing

    Thanks for that, Paul. I had put off replacing a broken string for a few days (I have more than one mandolin), and remembered this thread. I used your video, and found it helpful, and, yes, easier....
  2. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I lived in St. John's for ten years myself. I not only had a wonderful grand time, but learned many lessons on how to speak English within Canada. (Irritated taxi dispatcher: "Yes, I know you're...
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    By chance, Richard Thompson was interviewed on CBC today:

    https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-50-q/clip/15840901-english-folk-legend-richard-thompson-shares-story-memoir
  4. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Just to clarify, is that "ough" sound the same as in:

    bough,
    bought,
    cough,
    drought
    enough,
    through, or
    thorough?
  5. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    i'm glad it cleared it up for you, because it sure puzzled me. :disbelief:
  6. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Try saying "out" as I explained in post #37. Then say "oot" while pushing your lips forward and blowing your breath out. The sound is quite different. Every dialect group has similar trouble with...
  7. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    And speaking of linguistics, there's a speech form that Canadians and no one else uses, called "Canadian raising" that consists of raising the tip of one's tongue from the lower back of the mouth to...
  8. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Exactly. Even if I pronounce "bout" like the boxing match, I'm not saying it the way an American does. I'd also question whether Americans from the deep South, the Bronx, upstate New York, and the...
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    Hmm... all the videos are coming in on my computer.

    I meant to post a link to the Mandolin Cafe Blues Mando group:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=99
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    You're in good company. Check out the Blues Mando group, if you haven't already. We're not very active, but there are many informative posts.
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    Thanks, CB. It's always fun to see and hear that video. It's from Steve's instructional video, Learn to Play Blue Mandolin (Homespun). Here's the original with Yank Rachell on mandolin:
    ...
  12. Re: “Miss McLeod’s Reel” and “Hop High Ladies”

    Enjoyed your mandolins and, as always, your playing.

    Fyi: Although, it's often hard to pin down origins of tunes,"Miss MacLeod's" is generally regarded as being a Scottish tune. The editor of The...
  13. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Oops, posted the same message twice.
  14. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Newbie, if you're still with us, here's a recent thread on mandolin-banjos:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/153412-Mandolin-Banjo
  15. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    But to get back to my comment #4, above, is this instrument a ukulele mandolin or a banjo mandolin? The OP calls him or herself a "newbie" so this is very important information to know.
  16. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    I'm no expert but I have to ask, is this not a banjo-mandolin, or banjolin if you prefer? All the pictures of banjoleles that I see on the internet have four strings, like a ukulele. Your instrument...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Good work, Lappy, and nice to see you back at the Cafe. Hope everything's going well. Any tunes for us?
    Ranald
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    Just for Fun (Sierra Hull)

    I couldn't resist posting this. I enjoyed the playing, and they all seem to be having such a good time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuW7sNyz-hU&ab_channel=HarborHobo

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    Re: Mandolin scene in Japan

    Neil Rosenberg told me some years ago that he'd been to Japan to address a bluegrass conference, and said that there was a thriving bluegrass scene. Enter "Bluegrass Japan" in YouTube and you'll find...
  20. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    Well, at my age, the decision is an easy one.
  21. Re: Songs/tunes that drive our partners (and families) crazy!

    Anything new on mandolin banjo!
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Yeah. We're always happy when it gets up to 20 below. It means Spring is coming!
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Dix Bruce's First Lessons Mandolin (Mel Bay), with CD's or MP3's, has a gentle approach, with easy chords, to get you playing. (By chance, he just posted some videos on playing today; I haven't...
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    Re: For the adventurous builder

    Not for the type of person who leaves their mandolin lying on the couch!
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    Re: New Project - Guy Clark Cover

    I enjoyed that, Evan. The singing was really fine, as well as the playing. Excellent arrangements and playing on the tunes following as well.
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