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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    These are un-signed Loars. Flowerpot, proper look finish, FON number aligns with the last signed batch of Loars. The only difference is the lack of label, and the serial number are relative to Loar...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    It. Is. Finished! The world's first recording of the complete Bach Cello Suites on mandolin is done! It's not perfect, but it's complete! If I had tried for the perfection of Chris Thile, or Carlo...
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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    This was a fun song for me to practice: lots of fun little runs to run around with, some fun cross-string jumps, a few harmonics sprinkled in, all good things. This was less fun to record: there were...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Today, we have a nice slow Baroque dance where I was really just enjoying the sound of the instrument. I used a different pick than I've used the last few weeks (D'Addario's "Chris Thile" Casein,...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    LUDICROUS EXHILARATION! This song just screams "I'M SO HAPPY!"

    The ironic part is that, today, I wasn't. I woke up feeling overwhelmed, and had a crushing day under that feeling. No reason in...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    The final recording of 2020, and so ends Suite 5! The trills weren't what I could hope for, but the rest was acceptable.

    Got a Blue Chip pick for Christmas (CT 55), and I used it for this song....
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Back in the saddle again, and with some upgrades! Got a new phone, so I'm using that as my video source now (hello 1080p!), using the microphones on the phone to seed the reverb channel, and most...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I love this movement. There are a couple special things about it. First, the intervals Bach writes in are truly inspired, beyond what you'd expect from any Baroque music... some really juicy...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Trick or treat! Some funky fingerings in here! In the first measure, I have to go to negative-1st position for a few notes. (Or 0th position? Is there a 0 in position numbers?) Later I have some...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Another movement complete. I was just trying to enjoy the sound of my mandolin on this one. Trills were meh, and I left four notes out, but I'll leave it to the listener to find out which ones....
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Suite 5 has begun!

    It seems like a lot of teenagers bond strongly with music during the years transitioning from childhood to adult, whether they latch onto an artist or an album or a song or a...
  13. Amanda Jewell pdf transcription from Skaggs - Campbell

    Hello there!

    I've been wanting to transcribe mandolin solos for a while as a way of improving my bluegrass vocabulary and, finally, I've been able to make myself start.

    I didn't even had to...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I've always liked this movement, and have decided that it is the most jig-like Gigue in the Cello Suites. Had issues with my left hand cramping up during recording tonight, and had trouble making my...
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    George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    This is a great video- George describes his personal Loar L5, and talks about what makes it special to him


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoM1EC7I3w0

    I don't have any pictures yet, though it...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I've always heard this movement as "The Official Start of the Second Half of Bach's Cello Suites." Obviously, by movement count, it's several movements past the midway point, but to me the character...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    This is one of the movements where a mandolin can actually outperform a cello. There are several places where the melody note is played, followed a beat later by all the other harmonies of the chord....
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I felt like I went through a big growing phase practicing for this song. Sort of like computer processor manufacturers go through a tick-tock innovation process, I had a bit of a "tick" this song: my...
  19. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    On "It Ain't Necessarily Square" Jethro plays electric guitar, pretty sure a hollow body Gibson of some kind, ES175 or such like. On those tunes he's playing a lot of single note lines, so when you...
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    Interview with Tom Rozum

    Thought people may enjoy this. What a player.

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/california-report-tom-rozum-laurie-lewis-right-hand-man/
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    Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Here's a little webapp I've been working on for some time (version 3 now, rebuilt from scratch.)

    If you've ever struggled to understand what modes "look like" and how they are constructed, this is...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-3aHogSgE

    I really liked practicing this movement. I frequently like to go back to basics, working on fundamentals like placing my fingers on the fretboard,...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    https://youtu.be/X132dXGY98Q

    Yes, I crashed, and kind of right at the climax too.

    This movement... this movement... This was hard for me.

    I've been practicing it for a solid month now, and...
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    Ranieri recording of The Swan

    https://youtu.be/5lDMo8kjeEI

    My YT comment:

    Wonderful, Ralph, the find and the video, and of course the performance most of all. He plays it as we would expect a performer of his era would have...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm now halfway done with my New Year's Resolution! Things get super hard next movement though. There may be a couple weeks before I record. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/MPY4dQjk2qc
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