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    Irish music collection project.

    I should probably start this thread with an apology in advance for the hours of your life you will never get back. But I won't apologise for the meandering journey of fascinatinon and distractions...
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    Re: microphone feedback cures

    I use two methods as I swap between mandolin & fiddle a lot.
    1: Very close mic omni lavaliere mounted behind the bridge. (Sony ECM77 or Rode SmartLav+ depending on situation & desk person)
    2: AKG...
  3. Re: Looking for Orchestration and Arrangement classes or worksho

    The Hector Berlioz book is probably about the most normal place to start for an overview It helps if you already have a grounding in music theory & composition before going for orchestration....
  4. Re: Swing Mandolin: Rhythm and Chord Solos with Aaron Weinstein

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy having these lessons.
    Ok, my head is normally full by about 1/2 way into the lesson, but even then I don't worry as the played examples usually provide the...
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    Re: How to search through a big PDF?

    I use FileBrowser and create folders for Genres and instrument types along with folders for the duo band and orchestra plus a Tuition folder. The bulk go in the Genres folder which is subdivided in a...
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    Re: Small archtop

    I really like what you're doing there & in what I always think of as a 'proper' body size too. Lovely
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    wow that's intense, almost like crushed velvet.
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    Re: Mike Marshall interview

    Loving listening to that podcast Matt.
    Nice to have time to explore subjects in an unhurried way with him. Like you say a very generous person.
    He even came down with Caterina to perform in a...
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    My impression is that Jim's definition of "legitimate" is more focussed on the instrument than the context of "legitimate classical instrument" as meant by the kind of people who would think like...
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    I think Tim has picked up on an aspect of the history of orchestras that definitely ends up with the mandolin firmly planted in the category of 'other'. What we think and believe from our modern...
  11. Re: What Irish/Scottish music do Irish/Scottish people listen to?

    For getting new stuff thrown at me I usually like to tune in to TG4 https://www.tg4.ie/ga/ Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh did a series Geantraí with Julie Fowlis which was pretty special they loop in to...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I'm not sure as until lockdown we tended to have everything 'on the ground' and I never looked much at stuff on-line.
    Bless her Hannah took over the orchestra from Becki in January 2020 just the...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Our fiddle orchestra leader Hannah Cumming teaches this in her workshops https://hannahc-fiddlesing.weebly.com/teaching-etc.html
    You'll see it done a lot around the Sidmouth festival week in the...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    David Shepherd does a good workshop on English regional fiddling styles if anyone ever gets a chance I'd highly recommend going along to one.
    He does a lot of French regional examples too, really...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Their playing out as a group has more of the colouring you get for modern folk festivals and gigs, with lots of stuff like the Postman Poet project.
    It's the reality of modern folk scenes that you...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    There's a strong link between English fiddle and our Mandolin Orchestra of Devon (MOoD) which was set up by Devon fiddler and clog champion Matt Norman in 2010
    He handed over the reins to his...
  17. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    There are more references to Giacomo Merchi & his brother Joseph Bernard Merchi in this article by Jürgen Kloss https://www.justanothertune.com/html/guittarinbritain.html his site is good for...
  18. Re: The mandolin in the Netherlands (ca 1750 - ca 1850)

    When I see the term "liuto moderno" used it makes me wonder how often the reference might be to a style as much as to an instrument as in "stile antico" and "stile moderno" as used in lute music...
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    If you go to the Calace website there is a reference in their history on page 43 http://www.calace.it/files/Catalogo-Parte-Seconda.pdf

    here is a highlighted image of the extract and the very...
  20. Re: Johs. Møller madolin with a strange positioned string cover.

    That's more or less exactly where my arm would like it for my playing style.
    As Ray says for those who play a high position without a strap.
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    For the money I can't really say there's anything I'd call a downside.
    There are a few things I'd like to add to it if I were designing the next generation version;
    Record all 18 tracks straight...
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    I'm using a Presonus AR16. I like the straightforward instant availability of analogue front end & yet still having the ability to run it as an interface for capturing to PC if required. I was using...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    You make a really good point for all players, no matter what approach they adopt as their preferred hold.
    The interplay of all of our decisions really has a huge cumulative effect.
    I tend to...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    Indeed it does TonyEarth.
    People who don't play one way often make assumptions about what is or isn't possible playing another way they don't, or can't manage.
    It stands to reason that people will...
  25. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    I'm on to my £4k mandolin as my main instrument now but still value my KM150 I bought in 2009 for £295, they now go for about £490.
    I have since installed a pickup and endpin jack, replaced the...
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