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    Re: f-hole/oval/hybrid question

    I understood a little of this and then googled a bunch of terms from it - so thanks - I learned something :) (still don't understand it all but understand a good deal and learned something - it's...
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    f-hole/oval/hybrid question

    Hi.

    I am just curious about jargon - this question is of no immediate consequence to me. I tried searching the forums and couldn't find the answer.

    I see people looking for F4/F5 "hybrid"...
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

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    Thanks all!

    The "look inside" glimpses on Amazon got me interested in the Cassia Harvey and Marilyn Mair suggestions.

    I had been away from music for about 10 years. I used to play...
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    Re: Chords Guitar to Mandolin

    When you make it look like vector multiplication, it gets my hopes up - maybe I can figure this out....
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

    $0.00 is my favorite price!
  6. For the timid: simulated jam to wet your feet

    I'm not very active here, very streaky. But I appreciate the "just jump in" encouragement the stalwarts share with us beginners.

    If, like me, you are also a cartoon of an uptight music nerd who...
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

    Nice - ok, thanks Dadsaster for convincing me that violin books are the way to go, and thanks Bill for pointing me to Cassia Harvey - I am not going to lie, I looked at the double stop and octave...
  8. Re: Erster Verlust (First Loss), Schumann adapted as a Mandolin d

    Thanks for letting me know! :)
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

    Thank you :)
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Because I have 4 kids (only 1 halfway through college, 3 to go), 3 of them play hockey, 1 plays the cello, I have a mortgage, I'm in a PhD program (not music) and already have a 3 hr/day commute for...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Thanks, all - looking at used vendors now... this will be a nice build up to a letter to Santa. :)
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    I am not financially capable of something like the Eastman 505 at this time. I have my Rogue 100A and I can play better than it, but I'm not so good that it really matters, except it would be nicer...
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    Re: Etude book or something like that

    Thank you, Dadsaster.

    I do read standard notation and for sight reading we use the "Beautiful Music for 2 String Instruments" series for violin, but I'm looking for something to build technique....
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    Etude book or something like that

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    I started playing last October and finished the beginner Hal Leonard book last month. I'm working out of a book of Bach pieces transcribed as mandolin duets (some violin/piano/lute... but now...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    Thanks! I dragged my feet a while and had my teacher do one over because I wasn't getting it - but I finally changed them all over - I went with light when I had had medium - and I can't love them...
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    Re: Best light gauge mandolin strings

    Novice question:

    I botched my first string change. I picked up a second set so I can swap out the strings that won't stay (searched forum and triangulated the issue, the botched strings can't be...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    So since I broke one and am about to order a set.... I'm a beginner. I played the viola for decades, but the mandolin for less than a year, and this string stuff is completely different (different...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    OK changing strings might move ahead of schedule. Lubed up all 8 strings one by one, got the last e tuned up to a sharp d#, and right in the home stretch, I broke it :(

    It's a sign probably. Time...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    You convinced me, so I ordered a tube of Music Nomad TUNE-IT. I'm not trying string changes, just lubricating the nut and bridge. Did the Gs and Ds without incident. Will do the As and Es after...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    I'm a beginner and I don't play as much as I would like, but it's probably time to change. The main reason I don't is, this thing intimidates me. I change my viola strings with confidence, but...
  21. Re: Erster Verlust (First Loss), Schumann adapted as a Mandolin d

    Thank you - unfortunately, I don't know how to transform it to abc format with the free software.
  22. Re: Erster Verlust (First Loss), Schumann adapted as a Mandolin d

    And if you'd like to hear the original...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpbDKmXVKnY
  23. Erster Verlust (First Loss), Schumann adapted as a Mandolin duet

    I was a viola player in a previous life, and just picked up the mandolin in the past year. As a kid, I took enough piano to keep up with the band-geeks in theory class. This was my favorite piano...
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    Easiest keys? major/minor

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    I've been playing about 6 months. I could read music from before (from 3rd grade through college I was a serious voila player, but I drifted away from music, first for work, then for family)...
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    Re: Permutation exercises

    I am a rusty old viola player who picked up the mandolin a few weeks ago. I just this morning discovered a sheet music app and the free version let me put down on paper something I've been doing as...
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