Please change my name to Richard Polf
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Please change my name to Richard Polf
I have M3 sunburst that I bought new back in 2000 and I loved it back when I was playing mandolin. I've been a professional musician and teacher for 30 years so I've played and evaluated a lot of...
Pete's book is excellent! --- and not to mention a great deal as well.
PS -- I'm a former music theory teacher.
I gave up the mandolin and went back to my old friend jazz guitar because of my inability to learn and play the "chop" chords. I took lessons from a great teacher (and a regular contributor on this...
It wasn't just mandolins --- I'm the proud owner and player of an Ibanez "Howard Roberts" (Gibson copy) "lawsuit" archtop guitar. Purchased in 1977 (a good year!) for $400, it's been my main axe ever...
I used to own an Ovation MM68 (the top-of-the-line American-made model) which was also a fine instrument. I'm sorry that I sold it, mainly because Ovation's piezo pickup system is very highly rated....
I've owned a Tacoma M-3 since 2000. It's a beautifully made instrument, with great playability and a wonderful sound. Like all acoustic instruments, its sound is greatly affected by string choice,...
I just want to voice my support for Jim Dalton and everything he is saying on this thread. He is 100% "spot on" on the this issue. For those of us who have devoted our lives, careers (teaching in a...
OK, I give up...What song is BSAFM? (Sorry to be so unhip.)
"Big Joe Vest a class act!"
I'll second that! What a great post.
I was student of Petes for a brief time a few years ago and I can say without hesitation that the book/CD will be excellent. And for $10.00? what a deal.
By all means contact Pete Martin, a great teacher and a regular poster on this board. He can be reached at
Good Luck, Richard
When was J. Mark Lane appointed official "grand inquisitor" for the Mandolin Cafe community, and who appointed him?
Incredibly great and useful program --- can't recommend it enough.
Was that a misguided attempt at humor or a way to pay tribute to the Brentrup Mando? I certainly hope so because, in either case, it was a really stupid comment to make.
With regard to adapting horn-based music for the mandolin, I'd like to suggest the "Basic Jazz Conception for Saxophone", vols. 1 & 2; "Intermediate Jazz Conception for Saxophone" and "Advanced Jazz...
Thanks for an excellent and well-reasoned response. I couldn't agree more.
Bernstein took this idea from the theory of the Hungarian composer Zoltan Koldaly (1882-1967), who used it as a basis for a system of musical education of children that bears his name. Along with...
You guys don't know what small hands are. I've got 2.75" for my middle finger. I've tried everthing I can think of for the past 5 yrs to stretch to play a G chop chord on a 13 7/8" mandolin. If hours...
Guitar: Folk, Bluegrass & Jazz - 40 yrs
Saxophone: Jazz & Classical (referred to as "legit" in the Jazz world) - 40+ yrs
Bassoon: Classical (of course) Don't play anymore.
I went to college...
FWIW, "Cool Edit Pro" was bought by Adobe and is now "Audition". It is a great program.
Yes---"Misty" is usually played in E Flat. As a life-long pianist (in addition to mandolin, guitar, bassoon and saxophone) I can honestly say that Eb is one of the easier keys to navigate on the...
I'm not trying to put anyone down here, but if one is looking to play modern jazz and tunes such as "Round Midnight" (one of the great compositions of the 20th Century), one really needs to learn to...
I'm with Jasona. Why get hacked off over a simple, straight forward question and discussion and insult someone. Dr. Cohen merely offered some information to place the discussion in a historical...