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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    I love Patrik Andersson's bowing on that tune. For convenience:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJx_mrpXHmA
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    For gut strings. here's a general article on how to approach playing gut strings on standard violins. This might be the key: "Are there any technical tricks to using gut? Yes. I clearly remember the...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    I devoured the Jordi Savall concert series some time ago. Efrén Lopez from Valencia is also responsible for bridging the East and West together in his music and just a very nice person, overall....
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    I feel we should take note of this extremely beautiful Irish air as played by Simon Mayor.
    He uses a variety of techniques,including a wee burst of tremolo at around 1.15. Exemplary playing, in my...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    No David, a Perlgold eastern German from the 1970s. Converted to lefthanded. Sakis (Matsikas) mandolins have a longer scale length, I believe. That is very nice for Greek style playing, actually.
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    Modal music (Balkan) on the mandolin

    Traditionally, this music is played on gajda bagpipes and kaval flutes. The ensembles of the ex-Yugoslavian nations are accompanied by a stringed instrument with double courses called the tambura, or...
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    Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    my mandcello experiment a fina seven string taiwanese guitar. jumbo, converted to a five course mandocello.177686177687177688177689177690

    it came out amazingly well. my lutheir had the small 12...
  8. Epirote music on mandolin, in standard and modal tuning

    This music is usually played on laouto (lute), clarinet and violin. At times an accordion accompanies it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4yuts04qpc

    I would call this an open or a modal...
  9. Re: Lengthy article on bluegrass in the Guardian (UK)

    I think it's a generally well written article with interesting points, and if anyone gets their shorts in a wad about that then so be it, but the sub-title is... wow, that's WAY out there. Hard to...
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    Re: Mando-free zone

    This was a dangerous post! Last night I had a dream I was trapped in that store with all the accordions playing at once. There might have been a hurdy-gurdy in there too. I may never be the same
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    Re: Tuned in Fifth's

    :))

    Thanks for the clarification! Loved your quick "show & tell" video, and understood your point and your frustration, but "big problem" and "all wrong" ... ??? Feeling strongly, for sure!
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    Re: Music machines

    Fascinating, :mandosmiley: but not at all what I was expecting! I thought it would be about marbles or something, those are cool too, but your video is about entirely different stuff. :)

    Let me...
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    The sound files haven't worked for a while. They've been trying to get it fixed. They don't have any active hardangers in the group. But I think one or two of the fiddlers does have one at home....
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    Re: The Conde workshop

    For your convenience, to view here. Thanks catmandu2 for a wonderful video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpfyF4gx3jw
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    Sounds good! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Sonny Clark is a fave for his trio recordings. Mention was made of Grant Green; this is great Grant Green - The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark.

    And the West Coast produced some great...
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    7 Oud Players to Listen To

    I know this isn't exactly about Mandolin but I thought it'd be interesting for the forum to listen to some Oud players (the oud is a fretless middle eastern instrument, often called the grandfather...
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    'Mandolin d'Amore' on eBay

    Not everybody's cup of tea I'm sure, but it looks and sounds very striking. Looks well made, too. No bids yet - must be worth $400 of somebody's money.
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    High Strung 12 string guitar - nice!

    When 4 or 6, or 8 strings are just 'not enough' there are other options. While looking for flatwound strings for my guitar I found Joe Gore on youtube. He has a favorite little 12 string guitar....
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    You’re thinking of Stolen Moments.

    Moment’s Notice is on Coltrane’s “Blue Train” LP of 1957. It’s a tune I’ve been chasing for something like 30 years, and finally feels great on electric...
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    Re: Mandolin Face

    Don Stiernberg recommends using a 'jazz face' when hitting a chord like Gm7b5#9 (or some such :)) )
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    Re: Medieval v modern mandolin

    I'm not quite sure, but I mean early western music, tudor times, madrigals and such.
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    Re: “Beware of the MAS"

    Well it’s a combination. I do, to a certain extent, collect instruments. String instruments in particular, and this last year I’ve gone all in with the mandolin and it’s kin.
    However the reason I...
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    improvisation by mysterious pond

    Hello!

    The pond of Kruunuvuori tells romantic and dark story. In these conditions this rare natural water lies in a valley 8 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by solid rock. Villas...
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    Re: Hurdy Gurdy and Octave Mandolin

    True, but would you rather play a cigar-box version, or a Sobell equivalent, if you had a choice? Quality materials and workmanship will produce a simpler base sound that can be improved by a good...
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