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    The Discipline Era Transcriptions

    Just got this in the mail

    191413

    They have one staff line for each, Belew, Fripp, Levin,

    they even have Bruford's percussion notated out .

    I'd like to try Discipline with mandolins...
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    Mandocello Wikipedia

    I see Wikipedia now has an official mandocello page,

    Wikipedia Mandocello

    so the rumors are true, they do exist!

    However I think the list of 20th Century players of note could be expanded...
  3. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    I don't necessarily play classical all that much, but I do find the foot stand useful for anything bigger than a mandolin, and sometimes use it for the mandolin.
    I think my angle is more horizontal,...
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    I never really thought about it when I was into guitar, but when I started playing mandolin, seemed the pick had more tone effect

    Dunlop Prime tone 1.5 sculpted is my go to these days, 1.4 is good...
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    reading through this some of this, Yes, it makes a huge difference if you engage the audience while performing, its ok to look at the instrument just don't stay glued to it, I had a bad habit of not...
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    Re: Resetting Expectations on Quality

    It does amaze me the difference in tone and playability $1000 dollars will make, you do find this with other instruments, but to me it seems very pronounced in mandolin, of course the wood 'quality"...
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    Re: Trillium longscale mandola demo

    Chuck very cool - great playing ( by all) on a wonderful Bob Abrams (hats off) creation.

    nice nice nice tone on that dola!
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    Re: Tony Rice and Norman Blake live

    I was there!
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    My original attempt at OM back about 25 years ago now, was converting an ovation guitar with a hole in the plastic back to an 8 string with banjo tuners added to the head, and customized bridge.
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    Good point Eric, Tony Rice pretty much used the same guitar for most of his recording / performance career ( tone poems a noticeable exception), John Reichman pretty much sticks to his Loar though I...
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    catmandu2 no harm! no censorship! The aspiring kodger in me loves to spout opinions based on nothing but personal bias!
    I was a guitar player for a long time and I moved to mandolin (partly)...
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    Re: Mandolin Tuned as a Mandola

    its not really worth the experimentation, get a low cost dola or an octave and capo the 5th fret.
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    I think you are talking to the "wrong crowd" suggesting mandolins are limited in scope of applicability. I have 3 guitars, I almost never play them, I have 12 mando type instruments varying from...
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    Re: Keeping a practice journal

    Amanda - While I don't keep a regular journal, I also make spread sheets of tunes I am working on or want to work on, or simply those I have in the bag, I found playing with a group you instantly...
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    Re: The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Love that John McCutcheon Album, "if I was a FeatherBed" needs more air time
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Bob Clark I agree, while playing fast usually involves repetitious practice, playing slow "expressively" really take either an innate voice or years and years of experience playing and performing...
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    Re: Mandela to Octave Mandolin

    People claim octave mandolin tuning will work on 19" scale , but I believe you really need 20" minimum to get good harmonics

    The Celtic Star octave/mandolas (19") claim to work at either but I...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Arpeggio Workout

    i highly recommend it - i only wish the jam along tracks were longer in duration
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    Re: Which Mr. Grisman song is this?

    "Dawgmatism" off of DGQ 80' album - I believe there is plenty of tab out there for it ? Really nice chord progression in that.

    couldn't find the original on line but there is Dawgwood version and...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice one!
    is there really any deeper catharsis than a snow covered plastic flamingo?
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    True and well put

    Except if you are Tony Rice
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    Re: Arch-top GOM - oval or ff hole?

    I have a Weber Gallatin 22" oval hole and a Weber Black Ice 22" F hole

    first there is already a huge tone and playability difference between Gallatin and Yellowstone so it is not perhaps fair to...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    IMHO Michael Cleveland can play as fast as he wants anywhere he wants, would you want to see Hussain Bolt walk ?
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    but that archtop sounds great!
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I don't think Bill Monroe 's intent on Bluegrass was performance for seated audiences, Barn Dance was a major audience in the rural south. The Grand Old Opry is a "performance venue" rather than a...
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