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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I'm not sure as until lockdown we tended to have everything 'on the ground' and I never looked much at stuff on-line.
    Bless her Hannah took over the orchestra from Becki in January 2020 just the...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Our fiddle orchestra leader Hannah Cumming teaches this in her workshops https://hannahc-fiddlesing.weebly.com/teaching-etc.html
    You'll see it done a lot around the Sidmouth festival week in the...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    David Shepherd does a good workshop on English regional fiddling styles if anyone ever gets a chance I'd highly recommend going along to one.
    He does a lot of French regional examples too, really...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Their playing out as a group has more of the colouring you get for modern folk festivals and gigs, with lots of stuff like the Postman Poet project.
    It's the reality of modern folk scenes that you...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    There's a strong link between English fiddle and our Mandolin Orchestra of Devon (MOoD) which was set up by Devon fiddler and clog champion Matt Norman in 2010
    He handed over the reins to his...
  6. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    There are more references to Giacomo Merchi & his brother Joseph Bernard Merchi in this article by Jürgen Kloss https://www.justanothertune.com/html/guittarinbritain.html his site is good for...
  7. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    When I see the term "liuto moderno" used it makes me wonder how often the reference might be to a style as much as to an instrument as in "stile antico" and "stile moderno" as used in lute music...
  8. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    If you go to the Calace website there is a reference in their history on page 43 http://www.calace.it/files/Catalogo-Parte-Seconda.pdf

    here is a highlighted image of the extract and the very...
  9. Re: Johs. Møller madolin with a strange positioned string cover.

    That's more or less exactly where my arm would like it for my playing style.
    As Ray says for those who play a high position without a strap.
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    For the money I can't really say there's anything I'd call a downside.
    There are a few things I'd like to add to it if I were designing the next generation version;
    Record all 18 tracks straight...
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    I'm using a Presonus AR16. I like the straightforward instant availability of analogue front end & yet still having the ability to run it as an interface for capturing to PC if required. I was using...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    You make a really good point for all players, no matter what approach they adopt as their preferred hold.
    The interplay of all of our decisions really has a huge cumulative effect.
    I tend to...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    Indeed it does TonyEarth.
    People who don't play one way often make assumptions about what is or isn't possible playing another way they don't, or can't manage.
    It stands to reason that people will...
  14. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    I'm on to my £4k mandolin as my main instrument now but still value my KM150 I bought in 2009 for £295, they now go for about £490.
    I have since installed a pickup and endpin jack, replaced the...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    Ditto, I feel the central alignment works best for me.
    My pick travel distance is reduced to 2 courses either way & the arm comes in at an angle where the mandolin rests on the crook of my elbow...
  16. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    That would be stellar. :mandosmiley:
  17. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    The very fabric of the universe, vibrations, maybe you'll prove the 'String Theory' correct?
  18. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    Well with the "secrets of the world" on offer how could I resist?!
    All signed up & really looking forward to taking part. :)
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    I have seen some who turn this to a virtue allowing a nice perky higher position with added support shelf below :)
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    I'm another one who never uses a strap on mandolin or Mandoloncello standing or seated.
    The mandolin design allows this, for either the bowlback or carved top, without having to make any contact...
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    My Davidson has a 33mm nut and the Calace has a 25.4mm nut. The Kentucky falls somewhere in the midle. I haven't even measured the mandoloncello nut, it's like a guitar I suppose.

    Due to fat...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Don't know if it'll help you, but I did this attached chart for people who like information visually.
    It shows you how the intervals relate to each step of the modes.
    I did them in resistor number...
  23. Re: Are you interested in a new method for the mandocello?

    In our orchestra the parts were published in the transposed treble clef to enable mandolinists to jump in where needed or wanted. However they are also done in Bass clef. The bass clef has become the...
  24. Thread: Cornish Tunes?

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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    maxr your post made me think of this...
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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    It was there until the plague hit.
    they do the first Tuesday of the month, currently still in lockdown mode but should be coming out of their chrysalis soon I think;...
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