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    MISS LONELYHEARTS by Nathanael West

    This is one of the great American novels.
    In an early chapter Miss Lonelyhearts (his personal name is never mentioned) ruminates on how mandolins are tuned.
    "Man has a tropism for order. Keys in...
  2. Kate Wolf Accompanied By Two Mandolins – 1985

    Kate Wolf was another talent that was taken from us all too soon. She’s a staple in my music library and “Like A River” (the studio version) came up this morning. Thought I’d share a live version...
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    Re: Amanda Lynn

    LOVE IT!!

    You might want to also check out this video.

    https://youtu.be/1kvlbtqgmPo
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    Re: Double Standard

    Hasn’t there been a thread on this already?

    ;)
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    Re: Speed related issues

    You're on a good track, because you are thinking about training your fingers to use a more efficient method ... i.e. when to hold a note position and when not.

    But also, I think there is a pitfall...
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    Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    This has minimal mandolin content, but I have noticed that there seem to be a fair number of people here who share their homes with cats (ie. pages and pages of cats sitting in cases :)), cats in...
  7. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    I learned a trick right here on Mandolin Cafe that solves the stringing problem. Bend the string end slightly on the loop with your thumb nail. That creates a little spring action onto the tailpiece...
  8. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    You could also weld the loop to the pin and then there would be no way it could slip off!

    We’re not talking rocket science here, its only a mandolin tailpiece. Yes, you can use a capo, you can use...
  9. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
  10. An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I searched for this on the cafe and there doesn't seem to be a resource for learning about black mandolinists of past and present. I dug up what I could, but would love to learn more. Here is what...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    97% of statistics are made up on the spot. ;)
  12. Re: While nonmusicians post "You're not hungry, you're bored"...

    I really do not know how people get bored if they have a hobby, can read, enjoy physical activity, cook, and have yard work and housework to do. And yet, thousands of people are complaining about...
  13. Experience Aids Creativity--Study of Jazz Guitarists

    Observing brain activity and comparing experts with novices, players' improvising was recorded and graded by other experts. The level of creativity was judged and compared with activity in left or...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Chris Brashear, "The Day Coronavirus Came"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78BRNm-ZjnM
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    I think it is time to close this thread as we have clearly wandered into politics.

    I don't care if people pretend to be experts about mandolins here, but the people posting medical claims and now...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Statements of fact about the future are never wise IME, especially when the data is far from settled.

    I'd rather be careful and wrong than ignore it and be wrong.

    Given it's about to be spring...
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Tone-Gard YES:
    Chris Thile
    Ronnie McCoury
    David Grisman
    Ricky Skaggs

    Tone-Gard NO:
    Sam Bush
    Sharon Gilchrist
    Marty Stuart
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    Re: GDAE steel string Baritone ukulele

    Christine, most baritone ukuleles are designed to use quite low tension strings around 50lb those thomasik strings are way over that!
    My test show 67lb total!
    It is quite easy and cheap to set up a...
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    GDAE steel string Baritone ukulele

    Like many members of this forum I have experimented a great deal with strings looking for the "holy grail" of tone, play-ability and enough volume for playing with others. The abundance of reasonably...
  20. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    As a teenager (I didn't start my attempts at playing until I was 16) my obsession with music was most beneficial to me in that it kept me away from the drinking and drugs that my friends were...
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

    I really like the colors, angle of my MT in this pic. It checks all the boxes.


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  22. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    I wanted to post a simple example of how I arrange a tune, involving improv and tools that I know how to use...

    We're in a season that uses a lot of tunes for celebration that we don't usually...
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    My favored approach involves placing the string loop over the peg in the tailpiece, then stretching it under light hand tension, straight over the bridge and nut, and winding it several times (2-4)...
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    Re: Improvising

    Spread that equine fertilizer Ralph....

    For a better understanding I could refer to the first couple of paragraphs in the introduction of Jerry Coker's "Patterns For Jazz" (a book I've used over...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    There can be little doubt that natural talent for music exists. One only has to consider child prodigies for this phenomenon to be abundantly clear, but there are numerous other examples in history...
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