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  1. Re: Article: New Music from Avi Avital - Art of the Mandolin

    David Bruce has a great sense of humor as well as good insights into the process.
  2. Thread: Hornpipe rhythm

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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Eric is right about the Scandinavian accent being odd. Ha, ha. So let's 'pick on' classical players now. (I am one ya know...).

    When I started classical violin after playing Irish music for 20...
  3. Thread: Hornpipe rhythm

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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    For years I've said that the subtle lilt, or swing, or dotted feeling, takes a lot of careful listening. It is much like learning a language and getting it 'right' so that native speakers say that...
  4. Thread: Hornpipe rhythm

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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    There are a million hornpipes out there. And many are not from Ireland. By the name of this one, it is from England. But to me, it sounds very much like a French (Brittany) tune. Here is another...
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    Re: Stupid string question

    Where do you buy your strings? Sometimes strings sit on a shelf for y e a r s, before they are sold. Phosphor Bronze seems to be most effected by oxidation.
  6. Re: The sheer inexpressible delight of stumbling across a new tun

    Here's my usual 'path' to my 'next tune' and I must say it is a delight to revisit the old impression.

    I'm finally getting around to a fling called 'Love, Won't you marry me' and a hornpipe...
  7. Re: The sheer inexpressible delight of stumbling across a new tun

    I see two aspects here regarding new tunes. The first is to be impressed when hearing a tune. The second is the desire to learn what your friends know.
    Very often I had a list of tunes that the...
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    Re: Suggestions on a beginner "set list"

    You might find yourself "taking a sip from a fire hose". Back in the 1990's in St. Paul I compiled a (growing) list of common tunes for our group that met every Sunday at O'Gara's pub. I ended up...
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    Re: Help with musical notation and tabs

    Yes more context would be helpful. But it looks like it is trying to do an F chord by starting with the third (the A note) and then playing the rest of the chord (the power chord of 5ths, F and C). ...
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    Re: Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    She was not only a fine musician but an outstanding teacher and composer and publisher of mandolin instruction books. I see now why folks have such respect for her. I'm gonna check out more of her...
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    Re: Turns and Mordents

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    This is a page I got somewhere that I use as a reference. I have had private lessons & attended workshops & used method books.
    Joe B[/QUOTE]

    Observe that one type...
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    Re: Turns and Mordents

    Sherry, my first thought about this question was 'it depends who you ask'. A glib answer and not helpful I suppose. So a more responsible answer is that certain types of music on mandolin do use...
  13. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    Maybe you should be. Monopoly is just a board game. Right?
  14. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    Yea, there is that 'take it or leave it' comment again. Makes you feel powerful doesn't it? Actually you're being screwed like the rest of us. 'The way things are' are that way because we did not...
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    Re: Like they don't know me

    I could listen to this piece every day. Also there is a special awareness when you are in a certain 'mood' that helps the choices in phrasing, technique and melodic line. Sometimes I think that to...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    As a different point of view, (I often have one here, ha, ha), consider the instrument as a 'tool for making music'. Does it do a good job or not?

    Also everyone is 'coming from' a different level...
  17. Thread: Cafe User: Br1ck

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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

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    Re: "The fiddle is laughing" (no mando)

    Great music from one of the best. However I'd like to see the kid play fiddle. (I'll bet he's pretty darn good.)
  19. Thread: Renovation

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    Re: Renovation

    That 'clamshell' shaped tailpiece should be a clue.
  20. Thread: Very Lucky Guy

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    Re: Very Lucky Guy

    Just yesterday I looked at my music room scattered with instrument cases and thought that 'every one of these instruments is a superb example of it's type'. Usually I have some dread at considering...
  21. Thread: Double Standard

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    Re: Double Standard

    Guidelines?? A 1000 word page about rules and such? How about a quick and easy way for newbies to learn how to get what they want?
  22. Thread: Double Standard

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    Re: Double Standard

    IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - sometimes I find that shouting is the best way to get attention. ha,ha

    Please ask Mandolin Cafe to create a FAQ page for beginners. (FAQ is Frequently Asked Questions.)
  23. Thread: Double Standard

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    Re: Double Standard

    There should be an easy way for a beginner to access all of the previous threads.
  24. Thread: "Soft" Pick?

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    Re: "Soft" Pick?

    Thanks everyone. I'm surprised that there are so many options.
  25. Thread: "Soft" Pick?

    by DougC
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    "Soft" Pick?

    I'm wondering if anyone makes a pick that mimics the sound of fingers on strings? Not fingernails but the 'fleshy part' of finger tips.

    Just tried finger picking an octave mandolin and I love the...
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