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  1. Re: I know that tune... um... how's it go again?

    I'm assuming your songbook only has lyrics and chords, but no notes?

    What I find helpful is to write down just the first few notes of each song or tune. If I forget how a tune goes, a super-quick...
  2. Re: Ultimate Mixed Bag- 76 Mandolins in the Big Parade

    Well. I'm going to temporarily engage in something I seldom do publicly... SnarkinessFilter[TM] "on" now... :disbelief:

    Quotes from eBay seller:



    Yes! It could possibly qualify as uniquely...
  3. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Thanks David and Randi! :)

    Also it seems that there's yet another (maybe more formal??) :confused: name for lead-in notes or pick-up notes: anacrusis. Although I've never heard any of my ragtag...
  4. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I grew up hearing them referred to as "lead-in" notes, but in more recent years have also heard them called "pick-up" notes. Never heard anyone say "pick-up" notes until modern times, the first time...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    :grin: Sounds like a cool name! :mandosmiley: :)
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    This surprised me even more than my earlier mandolin mural sighting - I found this today on Michel Loiselle's "Gargoyles on Parliament Hill" webpage...

    The official Canadian Parliament Peace...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Well, since you asked... :grin: :)) :)


    5-string banjos: oldtime (clawhammer mostly, a little frailing, no bluegrass).


    5-string banjo, fretless, nylon strings: oldtime. Similar style as...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    Well, for what it's worth, my tutorial of Musescore 2.1 basics, attempts to get right to the point, showing how to write a simple melody - these are the basics I use for writing fiddle tunes and...
  9. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Yep. :mandosmiley: Electric anything is great for my aged arthritic fingers (after many decades of playing strictly acoustic-only everything).

    Super-light-gauge electric single strings that...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Today I was surprised to see a mandolin/mandola/pear-shaped instrument in a giant two-story-tall mural :disbelief: :cool: painted on the side of a building in Aberdeen WA. At first I couldn't tell...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Interesting! :cool: Not my type of music either, but they seem to have done alright with it, they seem to be very capable musicians. (I wouldn't be able to play all those way up high on the neck...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    :)) Yeah... and back when those things were current and unavoidable in the major publications, it seemed like time stopped and dragged on forever. :sleepy: I was glad to see those bright colors go...
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Late '90s, actually. :) "Bondi Blue" iMac (middle pic) came out in 1998, fruit colors (top pic) were announced in early 1999 (more info here). But that minor detail aside, I see your point! :) :))...
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    Re: blues, stomps update

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, and the health issues. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and all the best in music.
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    Disregard my link above, wrong thread. Updated to my tentative experimental (read: probably contains errors) :)) chord-exploration video also at Song-A-Week 500 - Westphalia Waltz.
  16. Re: “Never grow old” bluegrass instrumental

    Super nice!! :mandosmiley: And that song is one of my all-time favorites too, thus I often have unrealistically high expectations for any new versions of it, but your band does a great job with it....
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    For MandolinCafe Song-A-Week "Let's play ourselves to sleep":

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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    Yep. :mandosmiley: Solid-body instrument, especially, IMO absolutely the best thing ever for preserving household (and neighbors') peace and tranquility. Also you can hear yourself play a lot better,...
  19. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    I basically had in mind for commonly-seen minors to be included in the "etc" portion of my "I-IV-V etc" phrase, :grin: but yeah I agree with you that sometimes the most-obvious first choice isn't...
  20. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    As to writing down the notes that form chords - I was not referring to the I-IV-V etc chords, which (at this point, for me anyway) are fairly obvious just by listening - no need to diagram those out...
  21. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Good points. :) The other fun & potentially useful thing with being able to write stuff down (and have other people read it), is that it's an easier way work out new multi-part harmonies and such......
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Lol yeah I got a friend like that too, he has Master's Degree in music and music education, of all things. Guess they didn't teach ear training eons ago when he was getting his degrees.

    I used to...
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    Re: Mandolin orange tab search?

    Mandolin tab? OP wants mandolin tab. I can't find any - just testing this out, I found a few guitar tab pages, and plenty of lyrics/chordname pages, but no mandolin tab, despite trying various...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    My dad played, there was always a mandolin in the house.

    He did tremolo stuff playing old Texas/German waltzes and dance tunes, and simplified versions of Chopin etc waltzes that he'd learned by...
  25. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    U.S. didn't dive into WWII whole-hog until late in 1941. Then things ramped up for the war effort.

    That is relevant since Gibson is a U.S. company and, in 1939 AFAIK there was *not* yet any...
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