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  1. Leo Kottke on 10-string -- "William Powell"

    I revisited this happy tune that seems to be about a debonair movie star. I'm using a flatpick and emulating Leo Kottke's finger-picking. Recorded with just my Shure KSM 32, this is another preview...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I don't post here much, but so many things went wrong and had to be overcome to complete this pair of parlor guitars that I felt like showing them to someone.
    A matched pair, one rosewood one...
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    Drunk at the party

    Hello everyone!

    I just wanted to share with you a jazzy song for two mandolins and fake audience that I've written. It's been a lot of fun!

    Best,

    Isaac
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    Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Here's a little webapp I've been working on for some time (version 3 now, rebuilt from scratch.)

    If you've ever struggled to understand what modes "look like" and how they are constructed, this is...
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    A Four Clothespin Day

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBZ4pBQL5I
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Chuck, that was awesome! I love it!

    And Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us too:)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpvn9Lpy1cM
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    Re: Soundboard tuning and tone bars/bracing

    I told myself that I would not get involved in this thread, having been admonished not to if I can't "think outside the box" (which, to me, roughly translates as "reinvent the wheel").
    I've been a...
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    Re: Adi top break in

    Yes, a new Weber Special Edition and several new professional violas.

    I don’t think it helps the case to maintain flattops are different from archtops. If wood improves because of the vibration it...
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    Bill Evans type voicings

    I was watching some vids of Bill Evans today and came across this video teaching chord voicings in his style.



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

    Thought I'd write out mandolin...
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    Re: New bridge saddle

    Another contributing reason is the sharp inside corner, where that top is relieved for the adjuster wheels, causing a stress riser. I now cut that to round, rather than a sharp corner, on my bridges.
  11. Re: Sé Mo Laoch - TV series on Irish legends

    The Alec Finn programme is very good.
    https://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/se-mo-laoch/
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    Re: A guys walks into a thrift store...

    You might want to take a look at this page. Gregg Miner put it up years ago.

    Rick Turner talks about them and their guitars on this page.

    When I first came to the Cafe I posted some wrong...
  13. Thread: La Bolduc

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    La Bolduc

    Madame Mary (Travers) Bolduc (1894-1941), known as "La Bolduc", was a very popular folk musician and recording artist in Quebec. As well as playing fiddle and harmonica, she composed songs in the...
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    You Never Can Tell

    Long live Chuck Berry



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGKzlgWr_VA
  15. J.S. Bach: Crab Canon (from The Musical Offering)

    Johann Sebastian Bach: "Das musikalische Opfer" (The Musical Offering), BWV 1079
    Canon a 2 cancrizans (Crab Canon)

    This is one of the most mathematically elegant of Bach's pieces, from the...
  16. Jeremiah Clarke: A Trumpet Minuet, OM/mandocello duet

    Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): "A Trumpett Minnuett"
    From "A Choice Collection of Ayres For the Harpsichord or Spinett" (1700)

    This is a short keyboard piece, possibly originally intended for...
  17. Baroque mandocello duet: Air Anglois #19 (George Bingham, c1700)

    George Bingham: "40 Air Anglois pour la flute a un dessus & une basse, Livre Troisième"
    Published in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier, 1704/05
    Air # 19

    This is an air written by the English music...
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    cloudy days

    Now that the Cubs are done I have a bit more mando time. Plus we've had a couple raw, overcast or rainy days, chilly first days of fall. So naturally I played Nuages, that beautiful Django melody,...
  19. Article: A Foundational Thing: Bluegrass and Beyond with Andrew C

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content.php?493-A-Foundational-Thing-Bluegrass-and-Beyond-with-Andrew-Collins
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    Re: Medieval v modern mandolin

    There is a world of music for mandolin that is not American bluegrass/country; Italian music, Choro, classical, Klezmer, Irish trad, and so on.

    The mandolin evolved from the earlier mandora and...
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    Dusted off my Guild

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FGctT_E4K4

    She's been sitting in the case all summer. I've been in TB mode for awhile, but I love the electric tenors. I know a lot of you guys have some vintage...
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    My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    I often publish stuff on YouTube that's really just "raw practice stuff." This one is no exception.

    As a guitarist, I pick and play some Jimmie Rodgers tunes for people, and today I decided to see...
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    Re: OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    Here is a study done comparing various wood glues for strength under different conditions using a scientific method approach -- not at all conclusive because the number of replications is too small...
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    OK, let's talk about glues . . .

    The recent thread on headstock repair inspired me to bring this up. In one of the posts, one of our members mentioned a fish glue repair that failed twice. When one of my suppliers first started...
  25. Thomas Morley (1593): Canzonets To Three Voices

    Thomas Morley (1557-1602): Canzonets To Three Voyces

    1. Lady Those Eyes, Those Eyes Of Yours - 0:00
    2. Love Learns By Laughter First To Speake - 1:49
    3. See Mine Own Sweet Jewel - 3:24
    4....
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