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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Yep, inspirational triplets. Well lots of things really.
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    From her Book 3:
    The Old Man and the Old Woman (Christmas Rum)
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  4. Re: Need some help from a French-speaking mandolin player...

    Here are the chords.
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    I’m guessing here but if I started a tremolo on the upstroke, which seems to me to be rare anyway, then I’d want to start the tremolo with an upstroke. This would avoid the inevitable hiccup that...
  6. Re: Need some help from a French-speaking mandolin player...

    It doesn’t change the pronunciation, but line 7 could equally be ‘sa voix’, meaning her voice, rather than ‘ça voix’, meaning this voice.
    It’s a Quebecois accent which might explain the different...
  7. Re: Starting to study mandolin, where to start?

    Jazzmando.com
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    Re: Calace method exercise 52

    Interesting, I think it’s more of a Classical question. Does emphasis go on the down beat? or the beginning of a sweep? or...?
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  9. Re: Winter Mandolin Gathering with Mike Giverin - Cheshire, UK

    4 hours of workshops at a community centre preparing for the Winter festivities. Lots of sharing, community spirit and mandolin music.
    £15, sold out already, but hopefully there’ll be a lot more....
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Is this one of the new ‘made for kids’ vids?



    -this is not good music, I’ve reported it to YouTube.
    Too late. I’ve watched it 3 times, and now I think I like it.
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    YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    Not sure what to make of this, any legal types here who can tell me if the mandolin is ‘made for kids’? And what that even means?
    Do we have to sign in or sign out?
    Will YouTube go to what it was...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    I heard a guy play guitar in Brazil one time. He had bare feet and loads of different drum sounds, flat foot for the ‘slap’, curved foot for a definite ‘tok’ sound. The heel, he said wasn’t working...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    I’m really sorry to hear that Joel.
    I actually never met Evelyn but it’s strange how life is sometimes, and the connections we make.
    I wrote her a text a couple of months ago and I wanted to share...
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    Re: Online percussive dance tutorials?

    Oh sorry, I mean, that isn’t my position.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Nice, in fact the quilt is almost as nice as the mandolino toscano!
  16. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I have a small bass ukulele tuned in fifths which is a lot of fun to play, and going from octave mandolin there’s very little extra practice needed.

    BUT I have to say that in a physical sense,...
  17. Re: How to make your own A-style strap from paracord

    Nice one Elliot, I saw parachord for about $50 one time -for about two kilometres of the stuff. It wasn’t full breaking strain but guaranteed at least like 150 pounds.
    I like to use the fisherman’s...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I’ve just tried this... and it works.
    I had a tune that I always had problems with, even slowly. Now I understand, I was looking at the wrong hand.
    It should be easy, playing a well known tune...
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    Re: How to play harmony

    Here’s a way to get a PDF of the harmony in 3rds above for the tune of your choice, in TAB.

    1 go to thsession.org and copy the text of the .abc file, it starts with X: for the tune of your choice....
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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    Don Julin’s great! I like his perspective, I didn’t know he wrote it. The copy I was thinking about was for guitars and it was at a library here in Lyon, in French... :)
  21. Re: Negative Melodies, automatic transposition in ABC?

    Good question, Ralph thanks -though I imagine you have a good idea already :)
    Here’s wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoticism
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    Just watched this vid talking about how Rachmaninoff used negative melodies and I wondered if anyone knows of a way to automatically transpose .ABC files into their negative melody equivalents? And...
  23. FOLI (There is no movement without rhythm) Short Film

    (sorry, no mandolins)
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    Re: St. Anne’s Reel

    Ha, ha, I have that sometimes, emotions I mean.
    I play a beautiful slow tune and then suddenly think, this is going great, the feelings, everything, so I jump up and drag out the tripod for the...
  25. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    500mm, 19.7 inch scale length (about a fret shorter than my octave mandolin, and MUCH lower string tension)
    At the moment I just drop the 2nd string from B to A, and the third from G to D (floppy)....
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