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  • Re: Paris visit

    My wife and I were in Paris this past November, and attended the session at the Quiet Man. The other players were very welcoming, polite, and mostly in their 20s and 30s, with a couple of older folks like us. There were several mandolins - I had one mys... more…

  • Re: Session Wreckers

    In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from... more…

  • Re: Banjo head help

    You might get closer to the sound you want with a Fiberskyn or Renaissance head. Lower head tension might also help mellow the sound a bit. more…

  • Re: Anyone know the name of this tune?

    That's it. I wonder why TunePal wouldn't get it. Maybe poor audio quality. Thanks very much for naming this tune. more…

  • Anyone know the name of this tune?

    Sorry for the poor audio quality. This is from a movie soundtrack - Treasure Island. It's played by the Chieftains. more…

  • Re: Incipits Sheet using mandolintab.net

    The complete link is: more…

  • Re: Incipits Sheet using mandolintab.net

    Thanks for the interesting work. This seems to work in mandolintab.net. You need to submit the code and then look at the pdf output (click on the pdf button above where you enter the code. Good luck. more…

  • Re: Banjo tension

    Thanks Reverend for the useful information. Can you say more about the use of the Drum Dial? What tension setting would you typically use for a banjo? Does the head size have any bearing on the setting of tension? Thanks for any additional thoughts yo... more…

  • Re: Sessions in Paris, November 6-9, 2018?

    Thanks very much fiddlinggrapefruit - we may be able to attend both sessions, but Wednesday for sure. We would be bringing concertina and mandolin, and know quite a few tunes that would be considered 'the usual suspects' over here in more or less the Chi... more…

  • Sessions in Paris, November 6-9, 2018?

    We believe there is a session at The Quiet Man on Wednesday, November 7th, 8:00-10:30, but have not been able to confirm. Does anyone have information or suggestions? Thanks very much. more…