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  1. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Well the first step toward solving a "problem" is to recognize there is one. Consider approaching your "problem" like this. First listen to a song until you KNOW it. Second play the rhythm until you...
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    Re: the addiction...

    Because learning to play the mandolin well is a long, dull grind - but buying new instruments is super fun and makes you happy instantly.
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    Re: I-IV-V Chords?

    Carl23 links to some studies, and Steve makes a point about the usefulness of the Circle of Fifths when you study chords. It is a good thing to learn to play the I-IV-V chords in all twelve keys. But...
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    Re: Public Domain

    I just waded through all of the Parking Lot Picker's Songbook and The Fiddler's Fakebook. I cross checked tunes against various sources for authors, copyright, etc. I now have 83 songs, 55 with...
  5. Thread: Public Domain

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Public Domain

    You would need to concern yourself about anything posted on youtube, facebook, etc.

    Private non-commercial CD's should be OK as long as they are not used on the radio, internet, or for public or...
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    Re: Public Domain

    I agree, almost. But my pain is coming from my experience with ITM, where tradition is not preservation. Instead, it's constant innovation, everybody creating their own variations of tunes all the...
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    Re: Public Domain

    If I understand the discussion correctly, the CDs for family and friends should be okay, strangers no. I have no idea about the Facebook thing, but it seems that a lot of people have done it and I...
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    Re: Why is there a G Chord in Red Haired Boy?

    I guess I think there are really 2 questions here-

    If the question is, "Why is there a G chord in Red Haired Boy", I think the proper answer is, "Because it sounds good", at least to the creator...
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    Re: Why is there a G Chord in Red Haired Boy?

    I agree with CarlM above. It's not a " post-creative intellectual exercise." Understanding that the G is there because the tune is in A Mixolydian may not be important if you're playing only the...
  10. Thread: O'Carolan

    by Andy Hornby
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    Re: O'Carolan

    I have a collection of Carolan tunes as PDF dots and abc, here:

    http://www.andyhornby.net/thursday.html

    It's a shame Carolan didn't play thye mandolin! his tunes fit v well!
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    Classic Hymns - Standard & Tab

    Here's a collection of classic hymns in standard notation and mandolin tab. Several are in two keys - the original (hymnal) key and a more mandolin friendly key. 69158
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