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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    Jim,
    I tend to agree with much of what you have to say. Personally I usually listen to different reputable versions of classical players and choose to learn stylistic approaches which would not...
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    To both Jim’s
    During the initial learning and introduction to a new piece I was wondering if you are against listening to an accomplished player whose interpretation is appealing to you. Wouldn’t...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I find the stings lovely to play however the bass is definitely not as powerful.
    The strings are more laid back or you could say less upfront, less drive!
    They are much easier to fret with less...
  4. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet cited as a best jazz recording of 2020

    Just received it in the mail this week.
    And it is exceptional.
    Yeah Donnie!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    David,
    Which Thomastiks sets are you using on your Mandola and Mandocello?
    Thanks!
  6. Re: Thomas Buchanan 10 String , 5 course Mandolin / Mandola

    Hey Tom,
    What strings are you using on your Buchanan these days!?
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Listen and watched quite a bit of Don and his excellent band playing these tunes!
    Tom, I took your suggestion and ordered the hard copy.
    Thanks for that recommendation.
    I will just have to wait...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I sent Florian a request asking if he could provide recordings of the exercises I thought it would also help him market this incredible set of lessons. It had already been suggested to him. It is...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Just to finish up as I never offered a time!
    I play my instruments 1-4 hours per day. This includes noodling, memorizing, taking instruction, adjusting my fingering and studying the tunes! I enjoy...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I think the term practice must be more clearly defined. If I am learning a new tune I donít consider it practicing the tune. Once I know the tune I practice it to make it predictably repeatable at...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I signed up for it a few days ago. I think it is a commendable and lovely project to support I look forward to receiving his first lesson. I believe it is being translated into English.
  12. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    Follow up from my previous post!
    The Thomastik D and G strings last for a very very long time! They certainly outlast both the wound A and Plain E strings.
  13. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I change the E string of the Thomastiks. This is the only unwound string!
    When the A string loses timbre I sometimes replace it with unwound A strings. I find the wound D and G strings significantly...
  14. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Thanks for your post. I was never aware of Toppermost. What a great resource!
  15. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I will be attending! So count me in!
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Wonderful project you have going. Nice playing. Keep up the momentum. I appreciate all the effort that you have put into your project.
    Maybe you could offer what you are getting out of this musical...
  17. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Of those times Monday evening would suit me best. I am in eastern time so anytime 7 through 9 PM eastern time would work. I just opened my Jethro Burns book and printed Jordan's lovely transcription...
  18. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    How about if we choose a tune which has a YouTube video so we could refer to the tune and exact time in the tune pa for discussion. This way we could all key into a reference point. Jordon that’s a...
  19. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I signed on to the once a week Jethro Burns social group. Here is the link
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=321
    You could find it under the tab above Learn/Listen and then you...
  20. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I would be interested! Great Idea!
    Maybe we could be lucky enough to attract Don Stiernberg!
    I have always been a dreamer!
  21. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Online Concert Thursday 5/7 at 8 PM CS

    Unfortunately I could not for the likes of me connect!
    I tried several times unsuccessfully...
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  22. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Online Concert Thursday 5/7 at 8 PM CS

    Looking forward to this event! As always Swinging Don is where it's at!
    If you haven't had the opportunity to experience the leading swing Jazz mandolin player of our times do yourself a favour and...
  23. Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I’ve been a cafe goer for years and I have to say this is the site which has consistently put a smile on my face whenever I have visited. Thank you to all you wonderful and welcoming administrator...
  24. Re: Bach Prelude to suite #3--new recordiing

    That was lovely Tom..the way you maintain the sustain and respond to it is wonderful to listen to and experience.
    Great with headphones by the way!
    Thanks for posting!
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    Re: Newzik vs Forscore Apps?

    Thanks TrueTrack!
    I have both apos on my ipad. The problem I am experiencing is getting others to be open to switch to an unfamiliar app! I guess everyone gets sort of comfortable and laid back in...
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