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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    I play mandolin in a string swing jazz band. Our lineup is upright bass, guitar, mandolin, violin, clarinet. We often have 2 or 3 instruments "soloing" at the same time. Usually mandolin, violin &...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    As a native New Orleans string player, this guy is wrong.

    You can play jazz with a string band!




    Perfect example, the 6 7/8 String Band.

    There used to be others in the past, the 6 7/8...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Well, the last "jam" that I attended had two guitarists playing over the top of my solo even though I had given each space to take their own solos earlier. It wasn't pretty and you should be glad it...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    If you're playing jazz, you're going to have to learn to play in those keys. A few reasons, a bunch of the repertoire is recorded in those keys and transcribed in those keys. If you're going to jam...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Is this the tune?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW7bU4s9xRw
    (or direct link)

    If so, for written notation, I found these three options:


    An older MandolinCafe post with music...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Oh right, I should have asked you which Chinquapin Hunting it was about, they are two different tunes, unrelated as far as I know. The D tune has two parts and is more played in bluegrass circles...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here is a great solo mandolin version from Greg Clarke, at the Portland Old-time Music Gathering:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWKeCgn3aE
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    Kevin O'Brien mandolin

    I recently saw the wonderful Irish duo "Ye Vagabonds" in concert, and was taken with the mandolin being played, a very mellow, sweet instrument, expertly played by Brian and Diarmuid McGloinn in the...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    Will do, Jim. Hmmm. I'm not sure we've ever played any early Stones stuff (although I certainly played a lot of it in my early years), and our Motown is a tad peripheral (might be more inclined...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    For Bay Area Deadhead/mandophiles:

    Wake the Dead is playing three shows next weekend with mandolin and octave mandolin featured prominently on acoustic settings for the Grateful Dead songbook...
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    Re: Choro gig

    Here is the video that I wanted to show initially. I was able to get it from the maker and loaded it up on my channel. Sorry for the confusion.
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    A gold mine!

    My sister usually sings with other people, but she's getting ready for her first solo show in fifty years. She's calling it "Songs of Struggle."

    In tracking down tunes she wanted to used, she ran...
  13. Re: "Bistro Fada" from Midnight in Paris (2011)

    Today I have also recorded this tune:


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

    As usual I have used my looper to record the accompaniment first with guitar and mandolin. I have played it...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    One of my favorite versions on mandolin as played by Marc McGlashan:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn-485Q7Bow
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    That's a good one. And this recording even has mandolin.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q7j5O7X7Ds
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    Re: Bill Evans type voicings

    Evans became influential playing with Miles in the late 50's, especially his playing on Kind Of Blue. His rootless chord voicings became popular with pianists and guitarists in the following years,...
  17. NMC New documentary on The Highwoods String Band.

    A good friend and fellow musician sent this along........

    http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=435&fbclid=IwAR3GU8uc14UyoFqaARfj73sfPWnCEpwUr3Q9cTxiRHYWjwea2Cz1iXG0Z34

    I have not had...
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    Condino macassar F5

    About one instrument out of every 50 challenges me much more than the other 49. I was tested building this one, but still proud to show off this hollow scroll F5 interpretation. The irony is that...
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    Re: Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms duo videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MN8A8K7K8&frags=pl%2Cwn


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev4Bzfx22F4&frags=pl%2Cwn

    Tired of Saying Sorry
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  20. My attempt at “Moonlight” on the mandolin and banjo

    Many thanks to Jim Nollman for making me aware of this terrific tune and to JL277z for finding that fine recording by Martin Fox and Jeff Winegar.

    https://youtu.be/QDfFNzc7mvk
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    “Peacock Rag”

    Played on my home made mandolin and banjo
    https://youtu.be/PmcWxCkWp1w
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #12

    This week's blues mandolin player is "Dude" from King David's Jug Band, a group of street musicians from Cincinnati, who recorded a few cuts in two sessions in the late 1920's and 1930. Other band...
  23. Learning JS Bach Prelude from 1st Cello Suite

    This song is just so pretty and I haven't played much in the way of classical. Today I played this tab 10 times in a row for the first time and I felt like playing it forever it made me feel so free...
  24. Fado: Dudu Maia, Douglas Lora, Irene Atienza

    how to accompany a vocalist. check it out. music starts at 1 minute mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
    try this link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
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    Re: Daily Dawg

    Limehouse Blues


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNS54hBTdo
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