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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    I dealt with a case in my auditioning days. It yielded to a three week course of ibuprofen, back when Advil was prescription-only.

    Reducing the inflammation allows healing because it decreases the...
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    Re: Help with musical notation and tabs

    Well, it is the sort of thing I do. My personal arrangement for the song has moves like that. Guitar players of course do this regularly, and the tab is probably trying to sound like Paul's guitar on...
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    Re: Help with musical notation and tabs

    More than one way to do that. Maybe explain what music this example is taken from.

    If at brisk clip I would just let index finger on second fret lean on the muted string. I do this a lot, using...
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    Re: Any one playing on Jamulus?

    From the Virtual Studio page:

    "It minimizes latency by using software and hardware that is optimized for the transmission of audio over computer networks. Most people who have tried it so far are...
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Instead of graphite look for a tube of powdered Teflon. But going sharp can be because you generate humidity, and the mandolin expands slightly.

    However, differential intonation across frets...
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    Re: String heights above the pickups?

    On height in general, too close makes a splatty attack sometimes. Lower is a cleaner attack but may not yield the signal strength you want if driving distortion.

    On the other hand, you can, and...
  7. Re: Bach Cello Suites arranged for CGDA instruments/Octave Mandol

    I use the International Edition for viola, edited by Milton Katims, which are in alto clef.

    I ignore his bowings and fingerings, but prefer the voicing for the D major suite.
  8. Performers need audiences that can participate remotely

    As audiences at live events decline generally, and as the economics suffers, with tickets costly but earnings meager, virtual audiences could save live performance as a living.

    Almost no musician...
  9. Re: Microphone recommends for home studio recording?

    I looked at frequency-response charts and the polar patterns of some mics and chose the Shure KSM 32, a modern large-diaphragm design. It is very forgiving of angle, as the frequency response is the...
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    "I Will" -- CD preview

    The project is finished recording, should be done with mastering for release next week. Here's the final preview from the project, Paul McCartney's sweet song in solo arrangement. Single mic, Shure...
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    Experienced and expert players will sometimes use the out-of-position finger for convenience or tone, but avoiding the pinky is handicapping yourself. Lots of fingering hurts when learning or...
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    Jim Bevan's economic reply is probably sufficient, but I want to explain something for elementary students.

    Scales and arpeggios are like the alphabet and spelling rules. Those don't on their own...
  13. Thread: Estamos ai

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    Re: Estamos ai

    It's Portuguese, from the world of bossa, samba, and choro.
  14. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    Sheet music is likely to be an image. When I work up a chart and "print to pdf" it encodes as a jpeg or one other compressed image.

    An image editor might be the best approach. I've cleaned up pdf...
  15. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    I think you need a PDF editor. Acrobat is able to make PDFs but not necessarily edit another file.

    Photoshop allows importing PDFs and then you can edit as an image (at least my old version 6...
  16. Thread: Estamos ai

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    Re: Estamos ai

    "No matter where you are..." you're swinging.

    Cool groove, sweet sounds from the Apitius.
  17. Re: Leo Kottke on 10-string -- "William Powell"

    Thanks for listening.

    I made sure it intonates well, of course. It would not be possible to use as a solo instrument without assuring well-behaved strings. 14.25" scale, gauges are .048, .034,...
  18. Re: Leo Kottke on 10-string -- "William Powell"

    Thanks!

    I like my Buchanan because it can serve as a small guitar. Its response invites guitar techniques of expression and rhythm playing.
  19. Leo Kottke on 10-string -- "William Powell"

    I revisited this happy tune that seems to be about a debonair movie star. I'm using a flatpick and emulating Leo Kottke's finger-picking. Recorded with just my Shure KSM 32, this is another preview...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I'm with you. I still tune using a sounded pitch--my metronome will play the 440 A. I did find the Peterson effective for analyzing my fretboard, and determining it needed to be shortened between nut...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    The most precise tuner is the Peterson strobe, but any tuner will sometimes display a different audible pitch. D is both a strong harmonic present when you pick the G, it is also the main body...
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    Re: K&K pick up and Baggs Venue DI Help

    The gain control is intended to be used, it is the way to get your gain structure cooperating. Turn the gain down until the volume range is convenient.
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    Re: Body depth - Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks

    Violas have less standard body sizes and shapes. My experience with them is that tall ribs alone make for the deep tone, but short sides and more top area project better.

    An interesting challenge...
  24. Thread: Fake Book

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    Re: Fake Book

    I bought the Kindle versions of the standard Real Books, because they ate jpegs and I can enlarge as needed. An application called iGigPro lets you create your own library from pdfs or jpegs. A handy...
  25. Thread: Fake Book

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    Re: Fake Book

    I have the first three volumes of the Real Book, and one of the Scher Music books, the New Real Book vol. 2.

    There are six volumes of the original Real Book, I believe. There are also books of...
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