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    Default 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    I've decided to do a Tune-A-Week project for 2019! Here is the tune for Week 1, a great wee jig called "Peter Byrne's Fancy":

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    Nice.

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    Great New Year's resolution. I'm happy to watch every week a new video from you playing your new mandolin.

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    Great picking! I love the sound of that mandolin! I haven’t played an oval hole that I actually liked the sound of, but that sounds like it has a nice balanced sound. If I was to ever get an oval hole I would definitely look into one like yours!
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    Very nice playing and a sweet sounding mandolin too. Good luck, that's a lot of tunes in one year.

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    Looking forward to a tune from you every week!
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    Wow, impressive undertaking, Jill! Looking forward to watching for this. Great job on that one, your triplets always amaze me. And the Girouard is sounding fabulous!
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    Thanks for the kind words folks - I had actually contemplated doing a Tune-A- DAY project and would have done so if I had a way to leave my recording gear set up permanently but tiny apartment living with 3 dogs does not allow for that kind of luxury!
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    Week 2: A reel called "The Duke of Leinster":

    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 Ome Juniper 19 fret open back tenor banjo
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    Nice playing, thanks for sharing. I'll be looking for your posts each week.
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    Thanks Jill, nice playing, and great sound on that oval. Now you have me looking into a Girouard oval hole!

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    Good stuff, Jill!
    Technique, theory and fun, fun, fun. I love playing, studying and sharing MUSIC.
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    Fine sounding mandolin and great playing!
    You really nail those picked triplets!

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Nice sounding mandolin Jill, great playing also.
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    Week 3 - a reel called "Coleman's Cross", short and sweet!

    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 Ome Juniper 19 fret open back tenor banjo
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    You're my new favorite player !! Still using that BC TPR35 pick ? How about Woodchoppers Breakdown ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    You're my new favorite player !! Still using that BC TPR35 pick ? How about Woodchoppers Breakdown ?
    Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I'm still using the TPR35. I sometimes switch between it and a Kenny Smith 35 - the KS35 is tiny but gets great tone, some days my preference is for the feel of holding a bigger pick and some days I like how with the Kenny Smith 35 it almost feels like you're not holding anything!
    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 Ome Juniper 19 fret open back tenor banjo
    20?? Mid-Mo mandola
    1969 Martin 00-18




    my Youtube channel
    Blog: rural.trad.punk

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