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About Carl23
Location:
New Hampshire USA
Interests:
Mandolin, melodic percussion, world music, West African Percussion. Cooking, farming, mathmatics...
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"The Loar" LM-520
Ludwig & Ludwig 8-370X Marimba
Slingerland Modified Drumset
Hand made profesional djembes from Guinea and Maili West Africa
and toys... lots and lots of toys.

Hey... I have a blog here!
https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/blogs/53556
Feel free to stop on by and let me know what you think!

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1 finger 2 frets 4 strings

by Carl23 on Mar-05-2019 at 9:32pm
A common thing I’ve heard for mandolin is to use the “one finger two frets” rule, where each finger is responsible for two frets.

If each finger is responsible for 2 frets, then any 2 fingers have 4 possible positions.

It looks something like this:




The first combo (adjacent frets) is a ˝ step or Minor 2nd.

The second and fourth combos are a whole step or Major 2nd

The

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A mathamaticians guide to mandolin playing

by Carl23 on Jan-12-2019 at 8:05am
There are a few things that I can't help bringing to how I am learning mandolin.

Math: As a percussionist I have gone through uncounted variations of simple concepts. All possible handings for any given rhythm. switching parts between all limbs (feet as well as hands). Etc.
This pleases the mathematical side of my brain. :-)

Music theory: I have studied music theory and analysis for over 25 years. Scales, chords and progressions are my bread and butter. (But then

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