Re: Mandolin Crash-Course/Guide
Thanks for all the help, guys. August nailed where I am coming from on the head. As a trumpeter/cornetist, you learn that unless you understand the acoustics and mechanics of EXACTLY what is going on with your horn, it's almost a futile effort trying to get a good timbre that you're pleased with. Now, we're talking about an all-together different beast with mandolin, but I would think similar principles would somehow apply.
belbein (RE: build a mandolin):
I've been playing "farmer" most hours afterwork recently, but when the colder months roll around and I put the garden to bed, maybe I'll make that my winter-over project!
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