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URL icon « Reply #30 on: July 07, 2009, 12:15:05 AM »

Hi Steve,

To be honest, I like the idea of adding vocal as a separate main 'instrument' but I am kind of baffled that you've combined it with songwriting.  To me, they are really different.  As someone who wants to focus on bluegrass vocal technique, I'm reluctant to sign up for that class as my 'major' because I'll have to sit through a bunch of songwriting stuff that I have no interest in.  I also know a number of folks who love to write songs, but aren't particularly interested in polishing their vocal technique. 

As a suggestion, maybe at a future academy you could try out having 'bluegrass vocals' as a major, and offering songwriting as an elective that's open to everyone.

Best wishes, Jessica

I've never considered the academy because I don't play an instrument and am not a song writer, but I might reconsider attending if there's a "bluegrass vocal" class. I do love to sing if I know the words. Flower

Hey Tom, I can teach ya how to sing too loud and off-key and the wrong words!  It's the Hooch-style of singing.  Or I can howl at the moon with ya!
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URL icon « Reply #31 on: July 07, 2009, 03:47:33 PM »

The octave mandolins are very cool.  Is it recommended that you
build a regular one before you try to build an octave mando?

Not only recommended, but required I do believe.

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URL icon « Reply #32 on: July 07, 2009, 03:48:35 PM »

Not only recommended, but required I do believe.



Thanks Dustin,

that makes sense.

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URL icon « Reply #33 on: September 13, 2009, 08:05:43 AM »

I keep trying to place the face and the name. Who was the blonde man with the mustach that helped breakin the new Mandolins at the river along with Steve and Darrell??? He looks so familiar to me, is he a local?

I heard him playing at camp one night and thougt he was really a skilled musician.

I use my  RGA song book all the time  Thumbs Up

I still do not quite understand one thing, don't laugh, what do you mean when someone says, " In the key of G-3357(or whatever number), what do these numers represent? I know that it is some sort of universal language for bass, mando and others but not sure how it fits for me and my mandolin.
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URL icon « Reply #34 on: September 14, 2009, 03:41:53 PM »

I keep trying to place the face and the name. Who was the blonde man with the mustach that helped breakin the new Mandolins at the river along with Steve and Darrell??? He looks so familiar to me, is he a local?

I heard him playing at camp one night and thougt he was really a skilled musician.

I use my  RGA song book all the time  Thumbs Up

I still do not quite understand one thing, don't laugh, what do you mean when someone says, " In the key of G-3357(or whatever number), what do these numers represent? I know that it is some sort of universal language for bass, mando and others but not sure how it fits for me and my mandolin.
Brian who was that guy? He made a huge impression on me and if he is local I want to show support if I can.
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I keep trying to place the face and the name. Who was the blonde man with the mustach that helped breakin the new Mandolins at the river along with Steve and Darrell??? He looks so familiar to me, is he a local?

I heard him playing at camp one night and thougt he was really a skilled musician.

Brian who was that guy? He made a huge impression on me and if he is local I want to show support if I can.

Humm, RGA mandolin players in the river with mustaches... Maybe it was John Moore (guitar/mandolin player for California)?  Or Sandy Munro (long-time academy guitar instructor who lives in Aspen)?  Those are the 2 that come to mind immediately.
 
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URL icon « Reply #36 on: September 19, 2009, 07:15:58 AM »

I keep trying to place the face and the name. Who was the blonde man with the mustach that helped breakin the new Mandolins at the river along with Steve and Darrell??? He looks so familiar to me, is he a local?

I heard him playing at camp one night and thougt he was really a skilled musician.

Brian who was that guy? He made a huge impression on me and if he is local I want to show support if I can.

Humm, RGA mandolin players in the river with mustaches... Maybe it was John Moore (guitar/mandolin player for California)?  Or Sandy Munro (long-time academy guitar instructor who lives in Aspen)?  Those are the 2 that come to mind immediately.
 
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Hum just have to attend RGA again so I can check it out.

On another note, my first time to Swallow Hill last night.

They have class year round. I'd much rather be at the ranch..... ever consider year round RGA? Flower
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URL icon « Reply #37 on: November 18, 2009, 08:31:16 AM »

Is it true that Song School is more folk based ?

I say I will be happy to take the RGA leftovers if I get the chance this summer.


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URL icon « Reply #38 on: November 19, 2009, 11:00:38 AM »

Is it true that Song School is more folk based ?

I say I will be happy to take the RGA leftovers if I get the chance this summer.


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The Song School is based more on the art of song crafting and is without question more folksy based.

However, there isn't really a "genre-definition" to the Song School...it's really all about the song, and the craft of delivering and developing songs.
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URL icon « Reply #39 on: November 19, 2009, 04:08:56 PM »

Is it true that Song School is more folk based ?

I say I will be happy to take the RGA leftovers if I get the chance this summer.


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The Song School is based more on the art of song crafting and is without question more folksy based.

However, there isn't really a "genre-definition" to the Song School...it's really all about the song, and the craft of delivering and developing songs.

I like that. Thanks
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URL icon « Reply #40 on: April 13, 2010, 10:46:32 AM »

 Wave Just have to say thank you for giving me the skill and confidence to pick up a tool and tighten up my old F style mandolin. Lets see if I can get her to stay in tune longer.
The mandolin I built last year sounds so beautiful and I can't wait for Bobby to hear(and play) how great it delivers! It is always in tune, really, it just stays tuned Thumbs Up

Thanks.. Lets carve a Cello Flower please Flower
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URL icon « Reply #41 on: May 11, 2010, 01:04:35 PM »

Wow lots of great openings in the ticket resale for RGA....even a vocal class.... Medal
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URL icon « Reply #42 on: July 19, 2010, 06:57:42 AM »

Wondering if I could have all the 2010 song additions to the RGA songbook for my reference so next year I will be in the know. Maybe after RGA someone could fill me in,, pretty please. Flower

Looks like a great week ahead, keep us posted, wish I was there! Flower
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URL icon « Reply #43 on: July 28, 2010, 02:05:39 PM »

The three bass instructors were all outstanding.  Maybe some handouts and not so much "what do you want to learn?", just as a general comment from what I heard other folks say.  Not all great players were ment to teach....
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URL icon « Reply #44 on: July 15, 2014, 12:20:07 PM »

I noticed this year the songwriting and vocal classes are scaled down. I think that is a good change because it made it difficult to choose between Song School and RGA! Medal

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