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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I read through this whole thread, and it seems I learned in a whole different world of mandolin than the rest of y'all!

    The first real tunes I learned on mandolin were most likely these...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    You're right, of course. My error in not watching his other videos.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    This is another great system, but it is somewhat different than the makam traditions, although there are a number of similarities.

    The essential thing is to remember a raga is not just a scale or...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Good basic intro - but read my response below please



    Maqam world is great!

    This is a great point - many of the genres of maqam-oriented music do not use the 12 tone equal tempered scale.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Those formulae work very well to describe various scales and modes, and make it easy to find a particular scale in any key. Plus they show clearly which notes vary from a basic major scale.
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    Re: Looking at Japanese bowl back

    My second mandolin was a Japanese-made bowlback - but it had a thin coat of finish and a loud rich tone, unlike many other similar instruments.

    Not all of those Japanese mandolins are overbuilt...
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    And that FG-75 model was the first acoustic guitar I bought. Nice little instrument.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    My teachers loved hitting the right notes.

    But they said, if you had a choice, hit the right rhythm first.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Some of my teachers said that you can get away with a lot as long as you are in tune and in time.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    That's all Ok, my friend.

    This is a deep subject...I'm still studying it.
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I agree...but talent can be encouraged to grow, and often a small amount of well-nurtured talent can in the long run achieve better musical goals than a more talented person that does NOT do the work.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    You may accidentally have my earlier posts confused with Alan's.

    His post:




    Here's my original post with the corrected scale spelling:
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Well, you can't make a person more naturally musically talented than they are.

    BUT

    You can help a person learn the craft of being a musician, and often that includes being a good example of...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Freygish would be:

    1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7.

    "the Freygish "formula"would be 1, b2,b3,4,5,b6,b7, "

    That's the formula for plain Phrygian mode, which gave the name to the Klezmer mode.

    The...
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    Re: antique banjo mandolin restoration

    True. But it looks like with a new bridge, replacement head, fret level/dressing and assuming the tuners work, it could be an enriching learn-as-you-go project.

    The hardest part would be the skin...
  16. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    The string height and neck look better on that one.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    You guys certainly share the idea. :) even the Mac.

    I'm very honored that you would go to the trouble to set up that shot.

    Happy 4th to all.
  18. Re: mandolin - after surgery to remove extended fingerboard

    That's the only reason to get rid of it! Good for you.
  19. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    The older call reminds me of a straight march...the new call reminds me of how we would "swing" the same tune back in New Orleans street bands.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    187065

    A blurry picture of bowls and wine!

    Sakis Greek bowlback and Frey Organic Red.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    I love craft beer too - but most of my mandolin playing has been associated with wine, not beer or whiskey.

    Good for you, I'd love to taste your wine.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Is anyone else a mandolin and wine person?

    Bowlbacks and vino!
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    Yes, I think Christofaro, Munier, Calace, all had method books for Neapolitan style.

    Beyond the difference in pick, didn't Roman style mandolins have a narrower and radiused fingerboard?
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    I admire and appreciate the German style but do not play like that, nor do I prefer the Ranieri/Roman pick either.

    So the answer would depend on where you put the basic Neapolitan style on your...
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    Fine by me...i've been cooking an awful lot lately and would appreciate some new ideas.

    And you do realize I'm not really fluent in Italian or Sicilian! I'm a Yat at heart.
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