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    Default Re: Article: Technique as Connection - Master Musician Jody Stech

    Great article! Heading over to purchase the album!

    Peace!

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    After I wrote an article on old time mandolin for the Old Time Herald, Mr. Strecher wrote a letter to the editor complaining of the people I left out, including himself. I was happy to stand corrected. I've just bought my copy and can't wait to hear it.
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    A great read. Heading to his website to purchase.

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    Superb... Jody's music and musical soul go deep... always an inspiration!

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    Here’s some welcome news. Can’t wait to give it a digital spin.

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    I took a short workshop with Jody at a music festival in Missouri in the early 2000's. Minute for minute, it was the best mandolin instruction I have every had and I have take workshops from some of the big names.

    His approach was different than any other instructor I've had. He said, "Play me something you think is easy and then play me something you think is hard." I did. Then he said, "Here is what you need to work on and how to work on it..."

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    What a wonderful tune. Is the whole album like this?

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    Hello! Jody here. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I've just now put a video on Youtube showing how I play "I Don't Know The Muffin Man". I've had a number of people ask me how it's played, especially the third line in each of the two parts. So I demonstrate this in the video.
    Here's the URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBj5...ature=youtu.be

    "dan in va" asked if the whole album is like this? Well, it's all of equal quality (I hope). The overall mood is uplifting I'm told but it's not without some mournful songs and tunes. But not *too* many!

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    An interview with Jody and Kate just produced by Steve Winnick of the American Folklife Center of the Library Of Congress.
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    Another feature interview celebrating an anniversary today.

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