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Author:  Susi [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:55 am ]
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I have some time off and my mandolin lesson was cancelled today so I had nothing planned to do.. I also was extremely tired since I didn't get much sleep last night. The only thing I had energy to do was to sit on the couch with the laptop and some instruments (that were already close). I made some videos, here are my very first whistle videos:

http://vimeo.com/5935164
http://vimeo.com/5934957

Is it possible to embed videos here?

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:04 pm ]
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No, we gave that a try once and it seemed many members got better results viewing the video directly from the host site. Plus, it eats up our bandwidth and disk space.

Nice way to use some spare time though -- I enjoyed the tunes.

Kitty

Author:  Susi [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:48 pm ]
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How could it eat up our own bandwidth and space? The embedding code only is another way to show a link... in the same way that we put photos in a post, using photobucket or whatever photo host site we are using.

Never mind, going to the host site works fine and I'm glad you enjoyed the tunes.

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:37 pm ]
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Sorry, brain fart. I was thinking of attachments.

Author:  Miniac [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:52 pm ]
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Susi - Those were great fun and I enjoyed the mandolin vids, too. I look forward to the day when I can make it all the way through a real song, without "unmellifluous ornamentation." (i.e. mistakes) I don't know if I'll ever have the courage to record myself for posterity. Thanks for sharing.

-kevin

Author:  Susi [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:41 pm ]
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Kevin- that's a nice and interesting way to name what I call oopsies:)

I don't know if I should record myself for posterity either - but at least I'm having fun doing it. By the way if you liked the mandolin vids, there are more here: http://www.youtube.com/susiakasinead.

Author:  Miniac [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:47 am ]
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Susi wrote:
Kevin- that's a nice and interesting way to name what I call oopsies:)

That's just my way of making my screw-ups sound more impressive. <HA!>

Those are some great mandolin clips that you've recorded - I particularly liked Polonäs from Sexdrega. Now you need a band to jam with!!

Bluegrass seems to fly under the radar as musical genres go, but here in my little corner of Texas there seems to always be a bluegrass festival or concert going on. My first exposure to bluegrass was about 15 years ago when my Pastor invited me to see Third Tyme Out (or IIIrd Tyme Out, per their web site) in concert. (Ever heard of them??) They had a young fella named Wayne Benson playing the mandolin, and I mean to tell you, that guy could flat RIP on the mandolin. My brain couldn't think as fast as he could play. I'm surprised that the fretboard didn't catch fire. ;) My Pastor was a pretty fair mandolin player, but after seeing Wayne play he said he was gonna sell his mandolin, cuz he could never be that good. Later he admitted to me that he had forgotten that he plays because he loves to play, not for recognition or accolades. I guess even smart folks can forget important things sometimes. I have to remember that as I struggle to learn the whistle. I'm getting better, and I'm still having fun, so what else matters?

Well, thanks again for sharing your stuff, . . . I've bookmarked you!

-kevin

Author:  Susi [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:06 am ]
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I'm glad you liked them. I really enjoyed recording those Swedish tunes!! I'll have to do some more of those. That polonäs is a lovely tune. There is a huge collection of tunes from the 18th century that were suddenly found in this area that is called Sexdrega. They are baroque-sounding tunes that are now played as traditional fiddle tunes. Lovely stuff indeed!! I'd like to learn them all!

Wayne Benson is awesome!! He plays, or at least used to play with one of my fav bluegrass bands, IIIrd Tyme out. They have some great musicians, and the best bluegrass singer, or second after Tim O'Brien (noone can ever beat Tim O'Brien in anything!), what is his name now again.. Russell Moore. He has a fantastic voice.

Author:  Judy K [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:27 pm ]
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I enjoyed the music, Susi! Especially "The Red-Haired Boy", a favorite tune of mine.

Hmmm .... IIIrd Tyme Out is going to be at a bluegrass festival here this weekend. Sounds like I should invest in a ticket. :)

Author:  Miniac [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:21 pm ]
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Judy K wrote:
Hmmm .... IIIrd Tyme Out is going to be at a bluegrass festival here this weekend. Sounds like I should invest in a ticket. :)


OH, for sure, don't miss them if you can find a way to make it to the show. They are exceptional, . . . great musicians and singers. I would say that they were probably the best live performance I've ever seen.

If only Southern Ohio was closer to Texas, . . . .

-kevin

Author:  Jorg [ Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:47 pm ]
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Great music, Susi! Thanks for sharing.

The mandolin is an instrument I've recently been very interested in taking up. I've lined up an instructor, but no mando yet. Any suggestions on a starter brand?

Really enjoyed the whistle tunes!

thanks!

Jorg

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:38 am ]
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Susi, Great music. I enjoyed them all very much. =D> =D> =D> =D> Keep them coming please.

Author:  Susi [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:16 am ]
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Thanks so much!!!

Jorg, how much do you want to spend? From what I've heard, good mandolins on the cheaper side are Kentucky and Eastman. There are cheaper ones, but usually not good. Washburns and Gold Tone are good cheap instrument if you want to spend less than 1000 dollars. Gold Tone is probably the best one for that price range. I was happy with my Gold Tone for a long time but now I've upgraded to a custom built handmade Flatbush mandolin.

I started messing around with an oldtime tune today that I've wanted to learn for a long time but never took time to work on.. time to work on the details I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeu6xle1SE

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:48 am ]
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Huh! :?: "This video has been removed by the user."

Author:  Susi [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:49 am ]
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I know, I'm sorry about that. I forgot to remove the last message here... I just decided I wasn't at all happy with the recording. I'm very critical towards my own stuff right now. ](*,)

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:35 pm ]
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Susi wrote:
I know, I'm sorry about that. I forgot to remove the last message here... I just decided I wasn't at all happy with the recording. I'm very critical towards my own stuff right now. ](*,)


I understand. You have fans here so don't keep us waiting toooooo long. :wave:

Author:  Susi [ Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:26 am ]
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:mrgreen: Thanks for that! I promise to do something soon.... I'm just very low at the moment and think that everything I do sucks, but singing with a guitar (or bouzouki, is my next project) usually works well, so maybe something like that.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:40 am ]
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Susi wrote:
I'm very critical towards my own stuff right now.

But we're not. :mrgreen:

Author:  Susi [ Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:48 pm ]
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Oh that's good:) :thumbsup: Will see what I can come up with!

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