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jmadison

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  • Decorah, Iowa, US
2024 - My 7th year.

Never thought I would have been doing this, and now... it's my 7th year. Wowzers. I guess I'm pretty hooked.

As with each year, I've got so much on my plate this Feb. I guess I'll just have to see how it goes.

Just before February, I finished making my own electric Diddley Bow. I plan to use it whenever I can this FAWM.

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Thanks for some great comments on my songs! The rooster "song" if you will was a result of what i was hearing in my headphones from my hot mic when I was getting ready to record vocals. Washoping the Rooster would crow again and he did. So I sampled a gunshot. The idea was from the movie My Cousin Vinny. There is a scene where Vinny is in a hunting cabin and hasn't gotten much sleep for 3 days in different places due to different noises waking him up. So they end up in a "quiet" country cabin and an owl starts hooting and he runs out on the porch and just starts shooting out of frustration. If you haven't seen the movie it is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen!
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Thanks for your comment :) Love your homemade Diddley Bow. Wish I was skilled enough to make instruments
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Thank you for the 10 out of 10 comment on my "10 out of 10 (with no notes)" song ;)
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A whisky mac is whisky with ginger wine. The best winter drink ever.
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Thank you for listening to "It's Hard"! I'm glad you related to the different/same section--that idea always made me laugh too.
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Thank you for the comment on St Brigid! The six string lyre is really interesting in that there is no standard tuning. There's some historical guesswork about what tunings might have made sense, but there's no document that tells us anything. You just tune it to whatever seems to work for you. I currently have three different tunings written on my tuning key so that I can remember them.

It's also different in that you put your fingers against the strings from the back to quiet them while you strum across the strings with your other hand. It can also be played more like a harp, which is how I usually play as I am not very skilled with this instrument yet.

Okay that's a lot on six string historic lyres. But I totally think that the guitar player would really enjoy this instrument. A friend of mine played around with it and got further in 15 minutes then I think I have in total!
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Yay! Good to see you back, man! Lets make some music!
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