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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    -I’d fix your roof AND your garden for one of those! :)
  2. When you give a metalhead a Greek bouzouki

    Interesting to see the different approaches, strengths and weaknesses
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    @JeffD
    yes what I really like about shifting, now that I’m beginning to learn it, is that you can play multiple groups of notes that form repeating patterns -like arpeggios which aren’t necessarily...
  4. Re: Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    This it?
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    Thanks Mandocrucian
    Here’s Study 5 of the piano at musescore (can be played as accomp.)
    https://musescore.com/pannenberg/etudes-impossible-study-5


    Here’s the fiddle part, but can’t of course...
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    Actually, serious advice, I’d say that if the mandola is going to be part of your life, if you’re going to take it and work hard at becoming a good mandolinist and you’re not going to get distracted...
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    Dave Olney rests in peace

    DAVID OLNEY
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    Iím always looking for my mandola, I play it, leave it on a bed, sofa, in another room and then I want to play again.

    The wonderful thing about the instrument above is that you can hang it on the...
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    Re: How Chris Thile spends his sunday

    PDF of the article:
    183027
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    I canít imagine an advanced player who canít master the 4th finger, though maybe bouzouki players would fit into this category?

    I play mainly the octave mandolin and started out using the 4th as...
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    Re: I wonder where you are tonight

    Well done Diptanshu! Nice to hear the singing, especially in harmony with the mandolin.
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    The NKLS Mandolin is here!
    Speculation over, just heard that a very big and well known guitar manufacturer has spent a lot of money on research and development, talking to beginner mandolinists....
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    For Tab you can try a search for Ďpdfí here on the site,
    Thesession.com too
    Mandolessons.com

    Learning the mandolin is a lifeís work but well worth it.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    News is that Gibson are going to build a huge new mandolin factory on the West Coast?
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    Itís been 8 months of reasonably hard work on the Octave for me and though I could play the mandolin before that, I couldnít actually record a single tune without making some sort of error. Taken a...
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    Re: Tied notes in TablEdit - How?

    Happy New Year Hank. :)
    I don’t use Tabledit, I usually write this out as a text file and play it with a free abc browser. (Tunebook SD)
    You could just export the file as an .abc, then type in...
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    Congratulations Gelsenbury!
    And many thanks for all the work that, over the years, you’ve put into Song a Week Social group.
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    That rhythm and timing is really something.
    Many thanks, Sean.
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    At the moment my fingers get a little confused because guitar is one finger per fret.
    Normally this would be ok if I just played mando and then guitar but I play octave and then guitar and the...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    You don’t keep emergency picks in your shoes?:disbelief:
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Just bought a cheap plywood guitar for 5 quid.
    New strings 4 quid.
    Put the new 1st string in 1st string place. E.
    New 2nd string in second place. A.
    New 4th string in third place. D.
    And new...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Mandolin players are so artistic, this is for some of those who think different.
    I’ll write this out with all permutations for chords sometime in the New Year. For now here are some of the common...
  23. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    What a beautiful mandolin.
    Is it left handed?
    The seller just needs to add that it’s being sold by Django Reinhardt’s grandson -that would add a couple of thousand to the price.
  24. Re: Article: New Music from Mike Compton & Norman Blake: Gallop T

    Great rhythm and choice of tunes on this CD,
    Sweet Milk and Peaches especially.
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    Re: octave mandolins

    One of the skills to learn with the Octave is to be able to move your whole hand up the neck to a new position in one, quite aggressive, fast and extremely precise movement, arriving with your hand...
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