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    Default Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Just wanted to give a heads up that I embarked on a 2019 Tune-A-Week project and have been posting the videos over in the Videos, Pictures and Soundfiles subforum. Initially I intended to do this as a tenor banjo project - I was worried that I'd neglect my tenor banjo what with all the time I've been spending with my awesome Girouard oval A, but then decided that if I had the camera set up I may as well do a version of the tunes on the mandolin as well. I reckon it'll be a great way to listen back at how the Girouard's sound develops over time too - I think it sounds GREAT in the video below! Here's this week's tune (week 6), a reel called "Donald Blue":

    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
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    2015 JP "Whitechapel" tenor banjo
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    Default Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Jill that sounds great! I like how you're throwing in occasional lower-pitched harmony, or drones. That's something I tend to forget about, looking for "internal" double stops in a melody line, and forgetting there are lower pitched strings I can use below that.

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    Default Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Quote Originally Posted by foldedpath View Post
    Jill that sounds great! I like how you're throwing in occasional lower-pitched harmony, or drones. That's something I tend to forget about, looking for "internal" double stops in a melody line, and forgetting there are lower pitched strings I can use below that.
    Thanks! I always tend to forget too, and via taking tenor banjo lessons with Angela Usher via Skype recently I've rediscovered using those lower pitched notes.
    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 Ome Juniper 19 fret open back tenor banjo
    2015 JP "Whitechapel" tenor banjo
    1969 Martin 00-18




    my Youtube channel
    Blog: rural.trad.punk

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    Default Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Very nice, Jill!
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    Default Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Really good...nice bounce in the rhythm. That mandolin really sounds fabulous.
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    Default Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Great tune, great instrument and great playing here, Jill. Lovely idea for a project too.
    I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe

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