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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    The tunebook for these "Double Hornpipes" is John of the Greeny Cheshire Way, compiled by John Offord. A number of these tunes have been recorded by John Kirkpatrick. Probably the most familiar of...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I have to disagree with you. Those "reasons" are more like "excuses". OK, hold a violin/fiddle with your chin can be problematic for singing. However it is not that big a deal to reposition it...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Just as a contrast....Doug Kershaw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Mj1mZiDRc

    But the ultimate, imo, in singing with an instrument are the B3 organ players who also kick the bass pedals. I...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Yes...that was who I had seen doing the fiddle-singing workshop (much longer than this excerpt). Is the full class session video still up?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6BY5pMCF7c

    Niles H
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I just skimmed through this thread, so I may have missed something pertaining to the following.....

    One thing that seems to be a characteristic of English fiddle is that the fiddler often...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folk songs

    Good job! Quite renaissance & baroque.
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    George Frayne (Commander Cody), RIP

    Saw the notice on FB.

    CC and The Lost Planet Airmen.....definitely my favorite country-rock outfit.
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    What is the context? Is this a solo mandolin thing...no other instruments?

    If there are other instruments LOWER than a mandolin, it could be any number chords, depending on what you hear as...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of you folks are making things much more complicated than it should be. QUIT (or cut back on) relying on some sort of Visual "memorization", whether it's Tab, notation, or looking at your...
  10. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Just because a lead sheet gives a chord such as B7b9, there is no requirement for you to play all 5 notes of that chord simultaneously. You can play 3 notes if you want. Or you can break the notes up...
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    Re: Sixties Music

    Fire - (Jimi Hendrix)
    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/fire

    Good Morning Mr. Walker / Wait Til Tomorrow (Mighty Sparrow / Hendrix)...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Stop thinking about RELATIVE MINOR (D, B minor) all the time and start thinking in terms of PARALLEL MINOR (D, D minor). Wobble back and forth between D and Dm for a little while, and it will sink...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Instead of concentrating on theoretical explanations worthy of Beldar Conehead and the Institute of Prearranged Sonics of Remulak, you'd really be a lot better off just putting the stuff into your...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    MODES MADE EASY
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/niles.html
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    Timour The Tarter
    Miller's Reel
    Paddy Ryan's Dream
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    There are always differences in regards of what to prioritize and when, at what developmental stage, it should occur.

    But.... as the sages of old have proclaimed, "All roads (eventually) lead to...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    It's not an EITHER/OR choice. It is best, imo, that both melodic and harmonic elements are seamlessly melded within the solo.



    Personally, I think I would rather hear a well-played...
  18. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Favorite: Richard Thompson. On an electric 4- or 5-string he sounds like he's playing guitar an octave higher, double bends, chicken picking, RT vibrato and all. Not much on LPs and CDs of him...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    I was always out for sounding like an electric guitar, steel etc on electric mandos (4, 5 or 8 string) more than a "mandolin". Well, always into sounding like non-mando instruments on acoustic...
  20. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    Good picks, I must say. Saw Sugarcane once when he was playing in John Mayall's USA Union lineup (the prime reason for driving down to Tampa for the concert). Like John Cipollina (Quicksilver...
  21. Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    Fairport Convention - Full House
    Fotheringay - Fotheringay (Sandy Denny)

    In short order, I had all of Fairport's back catalog, some Dave Swarbrick, Matthews Southern Comfort, Pentangle, John...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

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    For those struggling with this issue,
    here are a few suggestions,
    submitted for your approval:

    Masculine names
    Arnold (Layne)
    Canyonero *
    Gollum
    Geronimo
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

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    click on photo to enlarge

    Var - Ulv - en
    were-wolf-the
    (Swedish, has a nice ring to it)

    I name thee "VARULVEN - The Werewolf"
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    Do you really want to adopt and copy the fascistic classical (school system) hierarchical preoccupation with graded levels and accompanying test requirements?

    "I'm sooooo sorry Billy-Bob, you...
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    I'm surprised I never commented on this on. Must have been similar threads a bit earlier.

    The first/earliest BIG ones?
    No contest - Richard Thompson (guitar),
    Dave Swarbrick (fiddle,...
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