MarkGunter.net - nada y nada & yada yada yada
Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 by MarksCarts
A place for all my stuff, somewhat organized, loosely categorized. I'm beginning a new effort to "flesh out" the fantasy of this egocentric e-haven.
In this place, I plan to share anything that interests me. I'll promote the content on Facebook and twitter once I'm up and rolling.
Thanks for dropping by! Take a few moments to browse around, and feel free to comment below on anything that catches your interest.
I'm selling my Eastman F Style mandolin. - Low action setup - Guardian case - Electronic tuner - Comfortable strap - Extra set of D'Addario EJ74 strings - McCung Armrest - New EXP74CM strings already installed as well I need a quick sell on this item, so I am offering a bargain. Mandolin Cafe member? Buy it through the Mandolin Cafe Classified Ads at the Cafe website. Not a Cafe member? It's up for a three day auction at eBay starting bid $450.00 SOLD Want to hear more? More videos of this mandolin at the bottom of this …continue reading
The most strange and admirable discouerie of the three Witches of Warboys arraigned, conuicted and executed at the last Assises at Huntington, for the bewitching of the fiue daughters of Robert Throckmorton Esquire, and diuers other persons, with sundrie Diuelish and grieuous torments: And also for the betwitching to death of the Lady Crumwell, the like hath not bene heard of in this age. London Printed for Thomas Man and Iohn Winnington, and are to be solde in Pater noster Row, at the signe of the Talbot. 1593. What follows below is a copy of the text of this 1593 tract, which …continue reading
The Boy and the Mantle IN the third day of May to Carleile did come A kind curteous child, that cold much of wisdome. A kirtle and a mantle this child had vppon, With brauches and ringes full richelye bedone. Trouble reading the King's English with antiquated spelling? I'll try to clean it up a bit to clarify the telling ... The Boy And The Mantle IN the third day of May to Carlisle did come A kind and curteous child, who could show great wisdom. A girdle and a mantle, this child had on, With broaches and rings, very richly done. He had a suit of silk, …continue reading
In previous lessons, we've learned about the names of musical notes and the intervals between them. In this lesson, we begin to apply what we've learned in order to understand scales. This will be the first of very, very few lessons which will ask you to memorize a definition, the definition of a major scale. What Is A Scale? In music theory, a scale is a series of musical notes that follow some pattern. When we learned all the twelve notes of Western music, we were learning a scale; the twelve notes make a series that is called the chromatic scale. The chromatic scale contains "all …continue reading
Alchemy [al-chem-y] noun. 1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life 2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special 3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting OK, this article is not about alchemy, in the literal sense. It's about doggie poo and creative thinking. You know, some people just seem to have that "Midas touch", succeeding in business ventures …continue reading
The year is 2012. Meghan Voghel, a 17-year-old high school athlete had just won the race of her life to become the 2012 Ohio state champion in the 1,600 meter event. But what happened next was even more memorable for this talented and beautiful young woman. Meghan still had the 3,200 meter race to run, and she was exhausted. She decided to run anyway, determined to finish all events. When Meghan turned the corner on the final lap, she was in last place. Just ahead of her ran Arden McMath, a runner from a rival school. It seems McMath was having a tougher time than Vogel: As McMath neared …continue reading
This is a gallery of unfinished paintings that I've carried around over the years, which were damaged by flood waters in May of 2016. Some of these were 30 years old, others more recent. Some would probably never have been completed. They were never meant to be seen in public, at least not in an unfinished state. Some are quite juvenile in appearance. The only reason they appear here now is because I may not elect to go through the effort of salvaging them now that they are damaged to varying degrees, and I wanted to have a photographic record of them. At the end of the gallery are three …continue reading
In the previous lesson, we learned that the natural notes have names corresponding to the first seven letters of the alphabet. We saw where to find them on a few musical instruments. We learned that the notes are not all located the same distance apart. For example, on the mandolin fretboard below you can see that the B and C notes, and the E and F notes are closer together than the other notes. The distances between musical notes are called intervals. Intervals between notes are all important in understanding music. You may not know this, but when you played the natural notes in order, …continue reading
The Basics If you've never picked up a mandolin and are a new beginner, you'll want to get a good start by holding the instrument correctly and learning to master the basics. I have compiled a list of free lessons below to get you started, and I encourage you to take plenty of time to work through each set of lessons at your own speed. Some are repetitive, either repeating or overlapping some material, but it is good to fully assimilate every one of these lessons to help you build a solid foundation when you begin playing. 1. Eight "Mandolin Basics" videos by Pete Martin: …continue reading
One of today's top mandolinists, Sam Bush was a teenage Kentuckian in 1969 when his mentor and music teacher, Wayne Stewart, suggested that they form a bluegrass group with banjoist Alan Munde and call the group Poor Richard's Almanac. In the words of Oklahoman Alan Munde: Wayne Stewart had this idea for a group with this kid he knew in Kentucky named Sam Bush, who was probably 15. So I moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and we formed Poor Richard's Almanac. Not long after, I got my draft notice, but before I left, Sam, Wayne and I made this tape, later released by Ridge Runner …continue reading
From that day I had a short lesson with Madame Gaillard every Thursday at three. We began with a slim book bearing the title Les 7 Notes, and learning the names of the various notes was as arcane, and as deeply satisfying, as deciphering a runic system might be for an archaeologist. ~ Thad Carhart, The Piano Shop On The Left Bank What is a musical note, and why are the notes named as they are? First, we have to consider sound - but we won't get bogged down in technical details here. If you want to know more about the technicalities of sound, you can search the internet for more information. …continue reading
Do you want to know more about music? Are you learning to play a musical instrument and having a bit of trouble understanding music terminology? Need a grasp of the concepts? You may find these articles helpful. In this series of articles, I plan to begin with the simplest concepts and build slowly toward a fuller understanding of music theory. At each step, the concepts will be related visually to the piano keyboard, the guitar fretboard, and the mandolin fretboard. As we progress, we'll also relate the concepts to written music: Standard notation, tablature and the …continue reading
An accounting of my lineage, and of my own immediate family, beginning with my great-grandfather P. C. H. Gunter and ending with a listing of my grandchildren. Pleasant Calvin Houston Gunter was born on June 23, 1841 in Jackson County Alabama. He married twice, and had 10 children, the youngest of whom was my grandfather, David Elmer Gunter. P. C. H. Gunter was a farmer and a mill worker, and fought for the Confederate State of Tennesse in the American Civil War. My grandfather, David Elmer Gunter, was born in 1889. He spent his life working for the railroad, and followed the tracks to Louisiana, …continue reading
Bo Carter was born Armenter Chatmon on a plantation outside of Bolton, Mississippi, in 1893, into a house full of stringed instruments. His mother played the guitar. His father played the fiddle. Bo and his siblings (nine brothers) were naturally musical, and sveral became professional musicians. Early on, the boys began performing together at barn dances and parties. Later, several of the Chatmon brothers and Bo joined up with Walter Vinson. Each was proficient on several musical instruments, and they formed a string band known as The Mississippi Sheiks. Bo's first known recording session …continue reading
The following is an accurate, so far as I am able to determine, accounting of my lineage, covering the six generations from 1700 - 1880. It begins with John Gunter, a pre-Revolutionary War American who resided in the Virginia colony and worked as a surveyor, and carries through to P. C. H. Gunter, my great-grandfather, who served for Tennessee in the Civil War. Several of my ancestors fought for this new country in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and for the Confederate States of America in the War Between the States. I'm just posting here a skeletal summary of the lineage, with …continue reading
"Blind Willie McTell" (May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a bluesman who was born and worked primarily in the state of Georgia. His birth name was William Samuel McTier, and he was reportedly born blind in one eye with some small ability to perceive light in the second eye. He could literally have described himself as "blind in one eye and can't see out of the other". The young man lost the last vestige of sight by puberty, but like several other blind youth through the ages he found a means of productivity in the field of music. Willie attended schools for the blind …continue reading
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