Search:

Type: Posts; User: Simon DS

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    For arpeggio exercises:
    http://jazzmando.com/ffcp.shtml

    Good luck!
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,157

    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    The Suzuki method (classes that you both go to) is probably a great option now, it encourages cooperation between players of different instruments, experience, aptitude and age..
  3. Replies
    64
    Views
    6,851

    Re: Memorizing a song

    People have heard me play a tune on the mandolin and they’ve said, ‘oh, beautiful, how do you remember all those notes? I wish I was as talented as you are!’
    But it’s the people who are close to you...
  4. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    ...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    736

    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Some indeas. More intermediate maybe...

    Tremolo.

    Most beginners want to play fast, so good practice habits is essential and teaching them to be patient. And teaching them how to play just one...
  6. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Me too, definitely have to get some discipline, precision and memory into your pick hand in order to play mandolin.
    With guitar you can pick and miss notes all over the place and it doesn’t change...
  7. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    :popcorn:




    [When I want a tune, to call my own I do this:

    Go to
    - http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/ABC/01tunelib_abc.php
    - or thesession.org
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,974

    Re: A tip thatís helping my clarity and speed

    Thanks Jill, and John.
    -Kevin Burke’s vids are great!
    He talks about notes being like letters in a word and that each group of notes (=words) has its own sound, and that you can think (centred in...
  9. Replies
    13
    Views
    805

    Re: Just Ordered my First Mandolin, Advice?

    Yes, at the beginning learning how to gather info from the internet is a valuable skill for your advance in playing the mandolin.
    thesession.org
    mandolintab.net
    You’ll definitely need a few ‘in...
  10. Replies
    9
    Views
    603

    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Hereís an example of a tune with a definite pulse to it.

    There are lots of different rhythms. I actually play the tunes I know in different styles just to get used to having a rhythmic intention...
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,974

    Re: A tip thatís helping my clarity and speed

    Three things that helped my clarity and speed, the first was learning metronomed tremolo.
    The second is left and right hand coordination.
    And the third, which Iím just beginning to understand, is...
  12. Replies
    9
    Views
    603

    Re: The pulse of a tune

    For a jig, to get lift and a pulse you either want a metronome with a pattern that’s got hesitation, or just have it sound at the beginning of each measure.
    In this case the pulse comes from note...
  13. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    And another thing. While you’re learning your thirty fiddle tunes, always have a metronome running and occasionally but not always a backing track. This will make you ‘think melody’ and get you used...
  14. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,170

    Re: China mandolin supply

    You know at the beginning of a horror movie?
    It's midnight, terrible rain storm with thunder and lightning, the camera shows a view of the old castle, there’s a top window and someone’s left all...
  15. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Remember also that the cops aren’t going to come around to your house if you play your mandolin like a guitar.

    Fiddle tunes, learn and record about thirty Fiddle tunes (no improv, rock steady,...
  16. Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    Try playing in the dark, and push the instrument so the face is aiming more towards the ground. That may help your wrist.

    Also try using more pressure from your pick forearm on the instrument.
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    638

    Re: mandolin transcriptions

    This is sort of related.
    There was a guy recording one riff or lick or turn around per day here on MandolinCafe.
    Last time I checked he had about three hundred. I think he had a cool YouTube...
  18. Thread: Mercedes Benz

    by Simon DS
    Replies
    0
    Views
    342

    Mercedes Benz

    Wasnít too sure how to accompany this one. I usually just play straight tunes...

    I used a Keech banjo thatís tuned in fifths but now Iím wondering if you guys have examples of instruments playing...
  19. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,170

    Re: China mandolin supply

    -I sure hope so.
    In the last twenty years Asian countries have produced literally millions and millions of cheap, high quality musical instruments.
    Banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, guitars. Quality...
  20. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,753

    Re: mandolin worth?

    Can you say how high the action is? -the gap between the strings an the fretboard.
    One way to check is to take a coin and see if it will fit between the fattest string and the fret at the twelfth...
  21. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,753

    Re: mandolin worth?

    Itís a setup, that youíre going to need if you do intend to play it.
    A lot of these instruments have action that is too high to play.

    Also, make note that we have a very diverse group of some...
  22. Replies
    8
    Views
    690

    Re: 1st position - 8th fret

    Page 3. Probably not really what you want for this application, but this might help for many other cases:
    http://jazzmando.com/FFcP.pdf
  23. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,753

    Re: mandolin worth?

    Prices in France, 20% of these prices are silly but the rest are about average.
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/recherche?category=30&text=mandoline

    For yours in France it would be 60-90 euros that you...
  24. Replies
    37
    Views
    10,069

    Re: cretan mandolin

    Sweet!
    Love that tone.
    It sounds to me a bit like a mountain dulcimer, with the bubbling resonance. Is that achieved with a certain tuning, in fifths but slightly different?
  25. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,753

    Re: mandolin worth?

    Warm welcome to MandolinCafe, there’s a very friendly beginners forum if you want to learn to play, and to post some tunes?
    I wondered about your post, a couple of days ago there was some...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4