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    Re: The Life Boat Moner on OM

    I am using the Dubliners chords, at least for the moment. Thanks for the advice about the F miner chord and others, will give them a try when I get home!

    Cheers,
    Jen!
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    The Life Boat Moner on OM

    I am working on this song, using the harder chords from this site:
    http://www.irish-folk-songs.com/lifeboat-mona-lyrics-and-chords.html

    I've looked at a few other on-line resources, but they...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    Getting so many good tune ideas from this thread :)
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    I say try it.
    If it sounds good to you and the others in your band then do it, if not then maybe have a chat about what might work better and do that.
    Re what is trad:
    I really like Irish trad,...
  5. Mic suggestions for recording Octave Mandolin.

    I just received this Scarlett interface;
    https://uk.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces/scarlett-2i2-studio

    I figured the Mic it comes with will be ok for vocals, but I am also looking to get a...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid jamming

    Someone there doesn't like dogs and has a scream and shout about my assistance dog being there *true story*.

    Other reasons:
    They serve food there; they don't serve food there; that really...
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    Re: Introvert and extrovertH

    I'm really not sure whether I'm an introvert or extravert. Like a lot of people I probably have traits of both.

    I had an ex GF who was quite obsessed with personality typing, so I'm not super keen...
  8. Re: Breakdown in communications - oddball response - am I nuts?

    I think that not knowing the brand of the mando might be fair enough. It might be an un-branded one, I believe those do exist :)

    However, not identifying himself is pretty strange behaviour.

    I...
  9. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    The first Album I heard that sounded like I thought music should in my head, was Flood Land by the Sisters of Mercy!
    I was very goth back then :D

    I first got in to folk music via Steeleye Span.
    ...
  10. Re: Where do you play and store your instruments at home?

    I live alone currently in a small two up two down, though my current partner is at my place for between 3 and 5 nights a week.

    I'm not very good at playing around him, or anyone I've ever dated :O...
  11. Re: Help me find an octave mandola/mandolin! (EU/UK)

    Hi,

    Not sure about the alternative make you are looking at, but I brought an Ashbury Rathlin from Hob and have personally found it pretty good for the price.

    I also had a friend who is a very...
  12. Re: Mic and software for session recording - help needed

    I brought an IQ7 for use with my phone. HAven't checked out the accessibility of the HandyRecorder app yet, but sure it will work with something I can use.

    My friend uses the Zoom to record...
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    Re: Trouble with Fretting hand.

    Thanks all for the suggestions so far.

    actually things are going a bit better :)

    I'll keep at it!

    Cheers,
    Jen.
  14. Re: Mic and software for session recording - help needed

    One of my friends has a Zoome recorder (H@ I think) and I was very impressed with its quality. It wasn't accessible for me, so I'll probably end up getting a Myc attachment for the phone. However my...
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    Re: A business/ethics question for builders

    Surely a deposit is to protect the builder to some extent, if the buyer doesn't come through.

    I don't think you should have to give it back to the prospective buyer if they don't communicate with...
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    Re: Trouble with Fretting hand.

    I thought that with the Octave Mandolin it was/is common to use first finger for frets 1 and 2, second for 3, third for 4th and 4th for 5th Fret, because of the longer stretch.

    Not sure if I can...
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    Re: Trouble with Fretting hand.

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.

    Say for example, that I am playing something where I go between the A string (held on the 5th fret (I use little finger for that) and the open E...
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    Trouble with Fretting hand.

    Hi,

    I'm planning to go for a couple of lessons soon, to get some advice, but thought it worth asking here as well.

    When I'm playing tunes (or trying to play them) I notice that if my little...
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    Re: Singing while playing...

    I find that working on them together is good for me, and slowing things down also really helps.

    Perhaps make the strumming and/or picking patterns pretty simple at first. That's what I'm doing any...
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    Re: 6 strings - why bother?

    But if you have to transport a piano, that's some dam hard work!... :D

    Personally now I've moved on to OM and recently a Banjo I don't feel the need to go back to 6 strings. Guess it depends what...
  21. Thread: USB mics

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    Re: USB mics

    I will be watching this thread with interest.

    So far I've posted a couple of very low quality recordings on youtube, just to get over the fear of recording myself mostly.

    Would like to do some...
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    Re: Right hand thumb position

    I find I sometimes have this problem as well. Also I am very good at squeezing the neck of the OM pretty hard with the thumb, then the muscle between my thumb and the rest of my hand (not sure what...
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    Re: chords chords chords, learning chords.

    I find that if it's a song I really want to learn/perform, then it's a lot easier for me to learn and then work on the chords.

    So far I'm only using two and three finger chords on my OM.

    My...
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    Re: Thomann Ovid mic system

    Will someone explain/clarify how the Ovid Mic clips on to an OM?

    I have a very simple tear drop shape OM (it's an Ashburry if that helps).

    I'm looking in to getting something like this as I do...
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    Re: How do you memorize tunes?

    Muscle memory, that's what I was getting at, though other's have put it much better than I did :D

    Once I know something and want to improvise/add in more extra little bits, I can usually do this...
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