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"Hi Rob!  I've enjoyed your writings and playing for years. Lots of good stuff to be…"

Strumelia replied Jul 17, 2018 to Drifter passing through town

7 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Rob MacKillop

"Wonderful information and truly rare recordings."

Strumelia replied Jul 14, 2018 to I this was interesting

3 Jul 14, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Hey at least fiddles usually have fine tuners, unlike most minstrel banjers."

Strumelia replied Jun 20, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"That diagram.  So stoopit."

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Notice the penciled in hand note under the diagram, saying "Very important to study…"

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"I'm guessing Howes is simply listing the standard tuning in reverse order.  He liste…"

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Most fiddlers typically tune standard gdae (low to high).  Violins in standard tunin…"

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"There are always many exceptions in particular tunes, but generally speaking... In o…"

Strumelia replied Apr 28, 2018 to Double C

13 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by John Masciale

"Ok, you said: I keep hearing about the "almighty" double C tuning. What exactly is t…"

Strumelia replied Apr 28, 2018 to Double C

13 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by John Masciale

"If you play with a fiddler they will have certain 'needs' based on fiddle tunings/fi…"

Strumelia replied Apr 27, 2018 to Double C

13 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by John Masciale

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