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    Great but I hope with David we get a list to choose from as I know he has a herd of great mandolins! Sounds like one of those Italian G mandolins I can't pronounce on "Razzle Dazzle"

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    It's great to hear him still playing so well, and so unmistakenly Dawg.
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    Three mandolins were used on the recording. Next to each streaming track there'll be the list of the three and you can select which one it is prior to submission.

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    Registration is now open!

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    very cool idea, thanks Dawg and the Cafe!
    Put in my guesses, but I have to say it was very difficult to choose on some of them. Some I felt confident, but they all sound great!
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    Would it be possible to at the end tell us what we guessed on each tune compared to the real answer? I'd love to see that info as an educational curiosity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Would it be possible to at the end tell us what we guessed on each tune compared to the real answer? I'd love to see that info as an educational curiosity
    Within reason, sure, I'd be happy to. If 200 people asked I'd probably balk but I don't think that will happen. Probably best to contact me using the Contact form at the bottom of every Cafe page if you do so. I work better through email than PM. I don't think a lot of people are going to enter this just because it is actually a lot of effort to listen to them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Egerton View Post
    very cool idea, thanks Dawg and the Cafe!
    Put in my guesses, but I have to say it was very difficult to choose on some of them. Some I felt confident, but they all sound great!
    I used an astute combo of careful listening, comparing against known recordings (Tone Poems) and blatant guesses. I'm thinking I got 3/10 on purpose and maybe a few more by accident.

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    I think I got the tracks with the oval. Telling the difference between Crusher and the Fern might as well have been a coin flip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    Within reason, sure, I'd be happy to. If 200 people asked I'd probably balk but I don't think that will happen. Probably best to contact me using the Contact form at the bottom of every Cafe page if you do so. I work better through email than PM. I don't think a lot of people are going to enter this just because it is actually a lot of effort to listen to them all.
    Ok thanks, should I email you now or when the winner is announced?
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    Ok thanks, should I email you now or when the winner is announced?
    I don't have the answers, I'm not going to ask David for them before the contest ends, and if I did I wouldn't be giving them out in advance of the end the contest. Make sense? I hand out answers to anyone I'd be having a lot of unhappy campers. No good deed goes unpunished on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    I don't have the answers, I'm not going to ask David for them before the contest ends, and if I did I wouldn't be giving them out in advance of the end the contest. Make sense? I hand out answers to anyone I'd be having a lot of unhappy campers. No good deed goes unpunished on the internet.
    Ah yes. I shall email you promptly when the contest ends (unless I forget...)
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    The guessing is over. Here are the answers straight from the Dawg's mouth:

    Spud Boy - Fern
    Old Timey Art - Fern
    Little Bitty Town - Gilchrist
    Dawg On A String - Gilchrist
    Big Blue - Fern
    No End of Love - Fern
    Blue Dawg - Fern
    Lobster Rolls - Fern
    Money Moves Up - Gilchrist
    Funky Plunky - Gilchrist
    Zeydah’s Waltz - Crusher
    Super Grits - Gilchrist
    Razzle Dazzle - Fern
    It’s A Long, Long Way - Fern

    I'm tied up this morning but will try to get a winner announced before noon Central Time.

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    That seems like the order that I dreamed about, can someone still win the competition if the results were part of a dream?
    -just to make it fair?
    What sort of reality are we talking about here?
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    wow, only Crusher on one tune ok... I might have gotten a few right but not many.
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    I was soooooo incredibly wrong... except the Gilchrist tracks (which were easy).

    I honed my ears on the Acoustic Disc records as to how DG sounds on either Loar or Fern (and also on his Giacomel, that sounds entirely different). But I never would have guessed that the distinction between Loar and Fern would really be a coin flip.

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    This is turning into an interesting sorting problem but I've only worked about 5 minutes on it. I can say with certainly that not a single person got them all correct. In fact, only 4 out of the total 118 entries guessed the first first songs correctly, not surprising.

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    Well, I got them mostly wrong. I guessed a few Ferns right and a couple of Gils, but all by random chance
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    Drum roll...

    We have a winner. The average score was between 5 or 6 correct guesses out of 14 songs. A number of folks got 7, three got 8. I was really impressed when someone got 9, but Kurt Gisclair was the clear winner guessing 10 out of 14 correct. Well done!

    In case anyone wonders, no one missed them all but at least 4 folks got only 1 correct.

    This was a very difficult test, probably too difficult to be a contest of sorts but no one got hurt! Anyone that wants to know their answers to compare is welcome to contact us using the Contact form at the bottom of any page on the entire Cafe. Thanks for playing.

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    This was a very difficult test, probably too difficult to be a contest of sorts but no one got hurt!
    It was a great contest and a lot of fun. Many thanks to you and to David.

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    All of the streaming tracks of Dawg's breaks from the album have been archived here for future listening: https://www.mandolincafe.com/archive...dawgplays.html

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