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  1. Thread: Know You Rider

    by CarlM
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    Re: Know You Rider

    It is usually labeled "Traditional" but it appears to have been put together by an urban folkie in the mid 1950s or early 1960s from standard blues bits. I do not recall his name, he was never...
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    The point I wanted to make about chopping is that it is one place to start. The full four finger chords can be difficult for a beginner but it can be done with three finger chords. I get the...
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    The default strum, at least in bluegrass music, is the chop. That strum will serve for accompaniment in most genres for starting out till till you learn more. In it you strum on the 2 and the 4...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Here is what Paul Simon offered a few days ago. A song from other troubled times in America echoing the great Bach.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVYPVvS-mI4
  5. Re: I want to hear more about the story behind this one...

    And not a word about whether it was lucky it did not hit the mandolinist.
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    Re: Facebook Live House Concerts

    Tyler Grant did one last night 9-11 EDT from his bedroom. He said he will probably do more. He is an amazing guitarist.
  7. Re: Just One of Those Things...from Aaron Weinstein

    After listening I doubt it gets any better than this!
  8. Thread: St. Joseph's Day

    by CarlM
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    Where I am from St. Joseph's Day is a Czech celebration. Usually we have a parade in the neighborhood down by the National Czech and Slovak Museum and red beer in all the bars down there. That is...
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    Re: A positive Cumberland Acoustic bridge story

    I have yet to hear a Cumberland Acoustics story that is not positive.



    The best thing for me has been when I quit looking for a partner who was that intense and found some who are fun.
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    Re: An idea that does not NOT need to be revived

    In modern times it is known as a banjo
  11. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    It is hard to keep a 1920's headspace with trucks and cars flying by you on the freeway. - Norman Blake
  12. Thread: Sierra Hull tour

    by CarlM
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    I first saw her in 2007 at Merlefest. She was quite good but pretty straightforward bluegrass.

    Then I saw one of the early shows in her tour after she released her Weighted Mind cd about 2016. ...
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    Re: Learning songs by ear

    One thing that helps is to learn one phrase at a time rather than note by note. A phrase is like a sentence in the English language. In a square fiddle tune it will be two bars or eight beats.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Louise, I am in Cedar Rapids. There have been two cases identified in Johnson County (Iowa City). The Veterans Hospital there has police checking people at the entrances today. I expect that the...
  15. Thread: Musician quotes

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    Re: Musician quotes

    Another Ron Thomason quote:

    "John Duffey taught me almost all I know about English language grammar and usage. He taught me harass is all one word."
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    Re: Sorry for this string height question

    Welders tip cleaners are gauged, abrasive and inexpensive. They are readily available at farm stores or places like harbor freight.
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    Re: Spinal Tap - Stonehenge

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_HnSsRgHPQ
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Even if full function is not regained you can still learn to play well. Work arounds can be learned. I lost the ends off my left hand pinkie and ring finger in 1995, shortening them by one knuckle...
  19. Thread: Musician Jokes

    by CarlM
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    A banjo player came to take the entrance exam to the conservatory of music. The examiner asked him "What is the subdominant of C?" The banjo player looked confused and perplexed and just stood...
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    Re: Three mandolins at once

    That sounds like Mark. He performs in his own right and with a couple of other bands as well as with Bromberg.

    http://www.mcosgrove.com/
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    An old joke come to life

    This ad was posted during the forum downtime. I was reminded of the old question "What is the best pickup for a banjo?". Looks like a nice pickup.
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    Re: Three mandolins at once

    Who was playing guitar with Bromberg? The last times I saw him, Mark Cosgrove was playing with him. David said it was humbling being the second best guitarist in the band. Mark Cosgrove is an...
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    How many trials have you run so far? In my case I ran about 15 trials on carved boards and a too thin scrap top before trying a real instrument. I may be a slow learner. I would sand them off and...
  24. Re: Tom Bedell's TED Talk on sustainable woods for instruments

    I believe that acceptable substitutes for ebony and rosewood need to be found. I am currently working with Osage Orange for fingerboards and am going to try making bridges out of it. It is rated in...
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    Re: Sunburst practice/test - What happened here?

    My first practice pieces were not full tops of backs but scrap pieces of board that I carved a recurve over part of it and arched some of the rest of it depending on how big the board was. The...
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