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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    can't say enough about how good that Northfield sounds, of course the driver gets credit as well!
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Dang there goes my new pair of shoes
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    I'll see your Monroe/Baker and raise you a Dolly Parton

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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Thanks Fretbear, and what a Great Great record that is!
    I a thinking that is Sam on mandolin on that cut.

    I am hearing 1 4 5 in G

    so G C D

    i think riffing over the chord changes in...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    is there a particular version you are after - I am somewhat fond of the Tony Rice version from "Cold on the Shoulder" - never tried to play it from notation or tab though.
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    Re: "Still Inside" The Tony Rice Story

    Chose this for Summer reading, only half way through and now much of what I accepted as online gospel bluegrass fact is reduced to "popular opinion", thankfully to my mind.
    I really like the...
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    meaning that Sharon hangs closer to the melody of the tune in her improvisation.
    The other thing I interpret from John's playing is he uses a lot of close intervals - like 2nds and 3rds back and...
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    It does not say online who plays what on what track, but it does list Sharon playing Bass and a Gilchrist F5, and lists John's Loar and two different mandolas.
    John's playing is generally very...
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    Nice I have a mandocello by Audey, how's she sound?
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    Re: What is a method?

    Suzuki method in Violin, though I should really support the "O'Connor" violin method ( I have no idea what the difference is).
    These generally relate to classical playing, but are generally based...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Thanks David, I don't know enough about folk music practices around the world, (ethnology-musicologist being my dream job) but I wonder if "limited musical function" was placed on instrument and...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    The real question Bill, is there or is there not money above the 7th fret?
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    the whole album is on You tube, so yeah, stop whatever you are doing and check it out, Midnight on the Water, I am a Pilgrim, about as woody as music gets.
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    I really like "Cousin Sally Brown" too but the whole album is just pleasure to my ears, really great to jam along too as well
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    Re: John Hartford died this day, 15 years ago.

    I have to put John Hartford up there with the great poet lyricists of the end of the 20th century, While he traveled in many musical circles he was dead center with Norman and Nancy Blake, bringing...
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    I have been listening and (attempting) to pick along on mandola, this is my new Favorite album!

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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    "Doubtful, Doc would be familiar with Scottish pipe tunes, Irish folk music, or Cape Breton or Quebecois styles of music."
    I don't see why he wouldn't have been familiar with at least some of those...
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    Re: Mick Moloney, RIP @ 77

    One of the Greats to be sure. I saw him once many many years ago, at Old Songs Festival near Albany NY, it was very hot out and here comes Mick in a wild tie-dye shirt carrying his guitar, banjo and...
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    Re: Evening Prayer Blues

    I know Compton and Long do a great double mandolin version on the "Stomp" recording,
    Darol Anger does a version with Celtic harp and Cello and stuff - probably not what you are looking for.
    A lot...
  20. Thread: Ever wonder?

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    Re: Ever wonder?

    for Reference
    Ronnie McCoury who is from the U.S. Mid Atlantic North West Maryland area, on the Michael Cleveland Tall Fiddler CD tune "That High Lonesome Sound"
    says

    "Yonder comes the...
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    Re: So if I love The SteelDrivers...

    Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway ( though a little sunnier than Steel Drivers)
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    The tune book "Cole's 1001 Fiddle tunes" first published in 1940 actually calls them that, and is divided up into reels, jigs, hornpipes, strathpeys, much of it was taken from an earlier book of...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Thanks f-d, those flat iron pancakes are so rugged and simple, a real joy to play, inspiring!
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    Re: Song Breakdown: Swing 42

    very cool , I spent a few sessions with Frank Solivan on this tune, for the chord fingerings we went with

    535 to 435 for the Dm7 to G7, Grisman does this quite often in other tunes

    One of...
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    Re: Gold Tone Mandocello - Breaking strings

    If you use the Goldtone mandocello strings which are somewhat lighter than standard, I haven't had a problem with strings breaking.
    I have shop worn model and my biggest problem is tuning peg...
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