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URL icon « Reply #15 on: May 21, 2009, 11:56:29 AM »

As far as fiddle tunes go
Here are a few you would likely find
in a local jam ( from roughly most likley to hear,
to least likely) ( of course it would depend on which jam
you went to as well) Wink


Angeline the baker
old Joe Clark
soldiers joy
liberty
red haired boy
Whiskey for Breakfast
blackberry blossom
salt creek
cluck old hen
cotton eyed Joe
big Mon
big sandy river
bill cheatum
billy in the low ground
Cherokee shuffle
clinch mountain back step
cripple creek
Dixie hoedown
fishers hornpipe
forked deer
gold rush
swallow tail jig
over the waterfall
St Anne's Reel
EMD
Lonesome fiddle blues
southern comfort
Beaumont rag
Raw Hide
 

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URL icon « Reply #16 on: May 21, 2009, 12:00:12 PM »

I tried whistle for a while, cause you can't help but love the sound,
but it ended up being to much for me.
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URL icon « Reply #17 on: May 21, 2009, 02:12:04 PM »

If it's not already, place your instrument out of the case,
somewhere easily accessible, like next to your bed, or
next to the TV,  There are little 5 -10 minute windows,
that appear, where it's really enjoyable to keep working
on a tune while you wait for someone to call you back,
or for your favorite show to come on. It's surprising how
all those minutes add up.

My wife has suggested to me that there is a limit however,
on how many instruments, one should place around the house.
According to her over 4 is too many,  and an Upright Bass does
not belong in the bedroom.
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URL icon « Reply #18 on: May 21, 2009, 03:30:08 PM »

If it's not already, place your instrument out of the case,
somewhere easily accessible, like next to your bed, or
next to the TV,  There are little 5 -10 minute windows,
that appear, where it's really enjoyable to keep working
on a tune while you wait for someone to call you back,
or for your favorite show to come on. It's surprising how
all those minutes add up.

My wife has suggested to me that there is a limit however,
on how many instruments, one should place around the house.
According to her over 4 is too many,  and an Upright Bass does
not belong in the bedroom.

IMO you can never have too many instruments. but my limit is 6. and my wife says I"m not allowed to play my banjo in the house...or take my fiddle off the wall Frown
As far as having the bass in the bedroom????won't even try that Wink

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URL icon « Reply #19 on: May 22, 2009, 11:24:40 AM »

Bring your mandolin by, and you can pick with us as well as say hi.  For me, part of
the joy of Bluegrass is watching all levels of ability come together and create something
wonderful.   :)

just look for the fish and bubbles.
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URL icon « Reply #20 on: May 22, 2009, 11:28:31 AM »

I'd like feedback on some new Academy classes that we may offer this year. In the past, songwriting and vocal mentoring spaces have been offered on a sign up basis throughout the week. But you'd have to miss part of an instrument class to take part in the mentoring. What do folks think about a separate songwriting/vocal class that would be offered to 10 students for the entire week?


I am very excited to have gotten in songwriting.   It is another option that will keep the demand for the academy even higher. Although it might take several years for people to be able to take full advantage of it. Just like it has been on my list forever to build a mandolin. It just has not been my top priority. It may be a year or two before I can afford or prioritize to take voice, but it's on my list. I am glad you seperated voice and songwriting by the way. I think it was a good move. 

having trouble waiting, Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #21 on: May 22, 2009, 11:36:03 AM »

I tried whistle for a while, cause you can't help but love the sound,
but it ended up being to much for me.

It's my favorite!  I have had a whistle for 6 yrs now..but really only started seriously playing everyday 2 yrs ago.  I go to sessions every Sunday here.  I've had several friends who play Celtic tell me "you're going to the Dark side"..ha-ha...but I love music especially when it involves group playing and singing/dancing!  It's so rewarding and just plain 'ol fun!  Thank you so much for the song list!  I will download the music sheets & start more listening on youtube.  Hopefully in the next month I will have a dozen or so under my belt!  Please let me sit in w/ you all!!! 

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URL icon « Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 11:45:13 AM »

I tried whistle for a while, cause you can't help but love the sound,
but it ended up being to much for me.

   Please let me sit in w/ you all!!! 

yes yes, please join us. 
 
follow the fish and bubbles. Wink
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URL icon « Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 11:52:49 AM »

Yes!  i will!!! Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 03:48:34 PM »

I tried whistle for a while, cause you can't help but love the sound,
but it ended up being to much for me.

It's my favorite!  I have had a whistle for 6 yrs now..but really only started seriously playing everyday 2 yrs ago.  I go to sessions every Sunday here.  I've had several friends who play Celtic tell me "you're going to the Dark side"..ha-ha...but I love music especially when it involves group playing and singing/dancing!  It's so rewarding and just plain 'ol fun!  Thank you so much for the song list!  I will download the music sheets & start more listening on youtube.  Hopefully in the next month I will have a dozen or so under my belt!  Please let me sit in w/ you all!!! 

WooooHoooooo
MAN..I have to sit in on this jam....I just love to here the whistle on celtic tunes.
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WooooHoooooo
MAN..I have to sit in on this jam....I just love to here the whistle on celtic tunes.

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Oh yeahhhh....I'm so glad you like Celtic tunes, too!   I'm playing a crazy 7 hr session tomorrow (because of Monday holiday)...and I can't wait~
Oh...I am practicing fiddle right now & could NOT resist posting this...everyone check it out!!!  So fun~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDZ9PN5K06Q

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URL icon « Reply #26 on: June 03, 2009, 06:48:56 PM »

 Thumbs Up Wow I am looking at the classes offered and am just so excited.
So why do the Mandolin building classes start so late in the day? Will we be busy in the shop ??

 Love it either way. I can write in the early morning.... yum by the river,, gee Flower
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URL icon « Reply #27 on: June 04, 2009, 09:12:26 AM »

I have heard that if you are building a mandolin,  It will take almost all of your time at the academy.
(If not all of your time) You are the only group that starts on Sunday.   Mandolin building
was my second choice, and I sooooo want to take it.   I can't wait to hear your notes after you've
been through.
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URL icon « Reply #28 on: June 04, 2009, 10:35:03 AM »

My son built a mando last year. he loved the class and want's to build a octive mando
next time. This year he's in a mando class to learn how to play it better...
Now,,, he has changed his magor in collage to music.
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URL icon « Reply #29 on: June 04, 2009, 11:08:40 AM »

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