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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Re: Target EQ bands and positioning for mandolin?

    Would be helpful to know what tone/style you are amplifying. This graph shows the archtop F5 style in red, Graham McDonald's oval-hole in blue (I think) and an Italian bowlback in green. The F5 has a...
  10. Thread: F7 Chord

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    Re: F7 Chord

    I'm now confused. If you want to sing it in G I suggested some useful chords for that, just above. If you want to sing in D, the quoted material would apply.

    If you are transposing your own chords...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    Excellent scan, and I think we can answer yes, do try to play those slurs. The first three are going to be pull-off and the fourth one is hammer-on.

    There is a way of "almost" slurring, in which...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    After saving a scan, either pdf or jpeg, start to post and choose "Go Advanced". On that page, pull down and find "Manage attachments". At top right you will see "Add files", and then you can select...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    You'll have to scan the page and post it so we can see the slurs in question.

    The Mel Bay web page shows three sample pages, none with slurs. My distant memory of fighting through Wohlfahrt on...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    The exercises in Wohlfahrt are of course written for violin, and there is no equivalent un-picked long phrasing possible. For pickers, an occasional hammer-on or pull-off is the limit.

    I would...
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    Re: C G D A tuned electric mandolin

    No, the C is a fifth below the G.

    Mandola tuning works fine on mandolin-scale instruments, and I prefer it because I can reach more useful chords. On my Ryder 5-string I used a .056 for the C. I...
  16. Thread: F7 Chord

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    Re: F7 Chord

    In G I would use these chords:

    G7 -- (from low to high) G, F, D. (0-3-5-x)
    Dm -- A, F, D (2-3-5-x)
    C7 (I like C9 here) -- Bb, E, D (3-2-5-x)
    And the hook:
    G7 -- G, F, B (0-3-2-x)
    and F7...
  17. Thread: F7 Chord

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    Re: F7 Chord

    Bobbie Gentry sings it in D, not sure why you're in G. There are versions on the internet that use D.
    D7 Am D7 D7
    D7 Am D7 D7
    G7 G7 D7 D7
    D7 C7 D7 D7

    Try it in D, using some darker voicings....
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    I do enjoy having piano in the group, but I have spent a couple of years in a jazz workshop group acting as the guitar and even piano, using my electric 10-string. Hamilton de Holanda was touring...
  19. Thread: Thumb Pain

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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Various parts of you will hurt as you progress. These are signs of things to watch out for, but don't worry that it will be a permanent problem.

    Partly it just is toughening up needed, but the...
  20. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    Great show, great playing and excellent sound! It was interesting to see while hearing the different mandolins Don used. Even with some amplifier help for the acoustic instruments they sounded sweet...
  21. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    Any tune played on the Stevens electric.

    Any tune on any instrument!
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    Re: 'A' String Intonation Question

    If there is no height difference it is surely differently-behaving strings. I find that after vigorous use my E strings diverge in the high frets. I assume one of the two gets picked harder. That...
  23. Capricho de Santa Cecilia -- Hamilton de Holanda

    Another installment of my solo project is this Caprice for Santa Cecilia. As much as I like the sound of the installed pickup that I had been blending with the microphone, I decided the pure acoustic...
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    Re: I Want to Be Happy

    Excellent balance on ordinary earbuds. And a hot trio, of course!

    That said, mixing for non-hi-fi playback used to be a thing for AM car radio. If the bass tone had more upper harmonics it would...
  25. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Live Online Concert Friday August 14th

    I'll be there!
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