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    Re: Attic Find

    12 strings! What is the scale length (from nut to bridge)?
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    Mapes string on my mandola

    Mapes Strings does not list mandola strings on their web site but they let you customize your gages. I took a chance and ordered a mando set in dola gauges, 15 25 35 52. They are coated strings and...
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    Re: Help me use this diminished lick

    Yes any note in the chord could be the root. Naming it would depend on the context. The key, the chord before and after. Usually the chord before is a half step lower, say for example a E7...
  4. Thread: Primetone

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Primetone

    Me too!
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    Re: Dirty old town tab

    I don't know this song but after a listen I think there are a few notes missing. There are eight phrases to this song. The first three are on the first line and the fourth one is missing. It is a...
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    Re: New Mandola Day!

    Congratulations. The mandola has helped me break out of many ruts.
  7. Thread: Lulu

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Lulu

    Inspired by Monk.....Monk is the one....

    The Only-est
  8. Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    Perhaps a banjolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkLhv7XtYso
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    Re: Mandola lovers

    Forgive me. I missed the word OCTAVE when I read the post I responded to. When I read "cheap way" I thought it was about putting a capo on a mandolin. I see how this is a way (putting a capo on an...
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    Re: Mandola lovers

    I also switched from mandolin to dola to fill the tenor voice at our weekly acoustic jam. I mainly play bass guitar and the mandola has opened my ears and brain to chords and soloing. It has really...
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    Wedding vows

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    Re: Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    Players with bad unsteady rhythm will ruin any jam for me. Many will get upset and insulted when I suggest they practice with a metronome.
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    Re: I-IV-V Chords?

    We have a cheap clock in our practice room that I opened up and replaced the clock face numbers with the circle of fifths. It is very handy and we joke all the time about it getting close to Bb. ...
  14. Re: First Post, First Mandolin The Loar LM-220

    [ I guess adjusting the bridge position away from the fretboard could help it, but I haven't dared to fiddle with it yet.

    Moving the bridge away from the finger board or away from the tail piece...
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    Re: How do you speed up the left hand?

    Google "guitar speed burst".
    Here is one example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yH3WPb-A
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    I moved to Georgia in the 70's and started to play mandolin. Everybody said "are you going to play bluegrass?" Being a Yankee I had no idea what that was and would reply, "No I want to play jazz." ...
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    Re: Chevy Hub Cap Mandolin

    The same guy is also selling a Cadillac hubcap banjo
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    Chevy Hub Cap Mandolin

    Interesting mando. Antler nut and bridge. Hub cap back!

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    Re: Tuning Mandolin without a tuner

    If you have a smart phone or a computer, lap top, or pad, you can get a tuner app for free. I have found these to be very accurate.
  20. Oakhurst PORCHFEST (No mando content)

    Next Saturday my neighborhood is have our fourth annual Porchfest. People volunteer there porches and musical talent for a great fun time. The hood is about a mile square and we have 220 porches...
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    Re: A friend needs a Lefty fiddle tune book

    There are no lefty fiddle books. Unlike guitar and mandolin most left handed violin players play like right handed players. Same for piano.
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    Re: Any Mandola Mains Here?

    Mandolas suffer the same as violas. Most people don't know what they are. The difference between a mandolin and a mandola? The mandola holds more beers.:))
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    Re: Help me in Broadening my scope

    As a bass player I find the main difference in genres is the rhythm patterns. Listen to the bass and drums and play something to compliment them. Try playing a sparse rhythm pattern. Many...
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    Re: Gibson A40 (1954)

    I believe the back on those is a laminate.

    Yes. Back and side laminated.
  25. Re: Playing longer scale mandos gets progressively more impossibl

    . You can't play a bluegrass "chop" type G or D form chord on those things.

    I can play chop chords on a mandola but mostly play 2 and 3 note chords.
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