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    Classical Mando Video Sessions

    Hey All,

    My name is Jordan and I have been a frequent visitor to the cafe for about as long as I can remember. I run the Mandolin department at a shop in Lexington Massachusetts called The Music...
  2. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Nice transcription, Jordan. One more thing for me to try and get under the fingers! A fun tune to play.
  3. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I wish I could have met Jethro. Bet we would have been buddies, although I'm sure he never met a mandolin player he didn't like ('cept ol' Bill:) ). I have been lucky enough to have some time with...
  4. Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Howdy! I was wondering if any swingin' mandolin pickers would be interested in a once-a-week discussion of Jethro Burns ideas and approach to the mandolin and music? We can pick one tune to look over...
  5. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    Re flute: one thing you can do is not store your instrument, but keep it handy. We can't always keep our instruments (big horns) out on stands, but we keep our mouthpieces handy at all times - not...
  6. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    I don't have any advice other than don't give up! It takes a while, actually a long while to get your embouchure together and feeling like you finally know what you're doing. Every flute player I've...
  7. ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    I know there is a small audience for this kind of ensemble, but I figured I might find it here !

    Here's a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East...
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    Re: Barry Harris method for learning bebop

    I don't think there is any "correct" way to do this. Improvisers use material from different sources and blend them all together along with their own ideas to make improv decisions and make their...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    From a purely economic and marketing perspective, isn't it extremely useful to believe that instruments, all instruments, must only get better, and never worse, with more playing and age? And isn't...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Thanks, Clark. Everything about that makes me happy. And if I didn't have male pattern baldness, I'd try to revive Marty's hairstyle!

    And here's another to blow your blues away. If the links don't...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Lane Pryce is buying some Monels. I prefer flatwound strings for the type of music I'm playing. And I'm very happy with EFW74's and Thomastik 154's. GHS N250's are my top pick for wound strings next...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    My opinion, but Monel's tone down some the brightness on my MT2 Torrefied Top and make it sound awesome with a good easy playing feel. On my MT2V, all torrefied, J74's some to be the preferred tone...
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    We need songs for these times

    A member of my Ottawa Song Circle issued "an over 65 Corona virus songwriting" challenge. Here's my contribution. (Though he said "Corona," we tend to call it "COVID 19" in Canada.) Do what you will...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    The reason for the Collings price increase was widely communicated with their retailers and business partners, less so with consumers, but I saw plenty of evidence on the Forum here it got seen by...
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    Re: Peghead Nation vs OAIM for ITM Lessons

    Yes, I signed up for a few months just for the flute lessons. I already had the basics down, so I skipped to the more advanced lessons from Kevin Crawford and Niall Keegan. Those were still a bit...
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    Re: Peghead Nation vs OAIM for ITM Lessons

    I have. I went through the basic set right up until I discovered that the flute annoys my hearing and then realized that I could play the same tunes on the mandolin(yes, I can be very slow...
  17. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Paco de Lucia discusses learning to improvise while performing with with John Mclaughlin and Al diMeola.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXj-MnoGW0g
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    Re: Georgia by Ray Charles For Tenor Guitar

    all videos & tabs available for free at:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_UoBOuCXPFfz-EpoDzerD8KU8mv5yqyX
  19. St. Anne's Reel -2019 National Mandolin Champion

    This was the first tune I played in the prelim round at Winfield this year. There were a lot of incredible players this year but I was fortunate enough to take top place
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  20. Shouldn't be too long until the print-on-demand...

    Shouldn't be too long until the print-on-demand version is ready; maybe another week! Meanwhile, the online version is available, for those who prefer to use it on their devices. I prefer a print...
  21. Re: Dogal strings, Anyone tried them out and could comment?

    I use the round-wound medium Calace set on my Calace and the flat- wound on a 1926 "La Carmencita" copy which has a metal nut with brass inset.
    I find the flat wound set to be a bit soft and...
  22. Re: Dogal strings, Anyone tried them out and could comment?

    I believe that some folks who play "German type" bowlbacks use flat-wound Dogals; I have no experience to report on. I tend to associate flat-wound metal strings with bowed instruments, where the...
  23. Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    If they are at all like the D'Addario FT74 strings, the phosphor bronze winding provides a noticable advantage regarding sustain. Good volume, very slightly dark "flatwound" tone with nice sustain,...
  24. Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    They definitely look interesting. Never seen bronze flatwounds before!
  25. Re: Trillium Octave Internal K&K twin spot “sweet spot” location

    I've installed twin head piezos in over 20 stringed instruments - fiddles, mandolins, mandola, octave mandolins, mandocellos, banjos, guitars, upright bass. In each case it sounds great to mount the...
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