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  1. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Going from guitar to mandolin, they are going to feel really small.
    String tension can feel higher, so itíll feel more comfortable with the action set low.
    Iím not sure of your proficiency with...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Hereís a guy whoís just done a little hike from his town onto this hill.
    Heís doing singing and playing a big fiddle with only two strings.

    Is this easier than playing the concertina? I think...
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    Sorry, itís the backs I should have said, are they flat?
    From the paintings, if you look at the instrument from the front then normally you cant see the sides, especially if the sides are curved....
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    Really nice, I like the second one especially.

    I was wondering, looking at the paintings, do those ones have flat bottoms, or is that shadowing that the artist put in?
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Mandolin a piece of cake? No way... well, what sort of cake?
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I can just see my friendsí reactions when I tell them I Ďm taking Sandata ng lolo ni tatay classes.

    I donít think Iíd ever feel comfortable playing an instrument whose name I canít pronounce....
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    Re: Dropped mandolin

    This guy’s great:

    https://youtu.be/LLRlFKqsrTI

    He has a brilliant pdf ebook for free too, just asks for thanks.

    Also
    http://jazzmando.com/tips/archives/002490.shtml
  8. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Lots of great sources guys, here’s one with mainly old French tunes, dances etc.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4mhtbh61mgppx00/TOURNE%20%C3%80%20L%27AUBE%20REPERTOIRE%20MANDOTAB.pdf?dl=0

    It’s a PDF...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Yes the diatonic accordion is pretty hard. The worst thing about it is that whereas with a guitar if you forget some part in a song, you can improvise and fake it by ear till the next part, with the...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Thanks for all your tunes Jill, I’m not sure if I can learn them all but I’ll give The Piper’s Chair a go. Really nice, thanks.
  11. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I like the Greek ones too, maybe in darker wood (less contrast). They do ring a lot, for me that is, and Iíd need to improve my slides because I still find that if I play full neck, one or two string...
  12. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Been playing my Octave for about 5 months now. One of the (many) challenges that I’ve had, and just about sorted out, is to pivot the left wrist as seen from above in a clockwise direction as I jump...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    These are real questions taken from a Orchestra Conductor’s examination. 10 points for each answer.

    Jethro has been playing electric bass in a rock band for 12 years, three months and seven days....
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    Re: basic recording setup

    I use an iPhone. Smartphones probably do the same, The quality is great for the amount of work involved.
    I haven’t tried multiple tracks but it seems easy enough with garageband, it strips the vid...
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Could be worse. This oneís only a four string.
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    Re: French ABC tunebook

    Original site is down now, along with a lot of the personal millennial sites, here’s the original French tune book with TAB, followed by the same book I believe, but with an index at the end. Enjoy!...
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    Re: Robert Hunter RIP

    Thanks for the words Robert, RIP.
    This one’s a joint effort:

    Larry Price Friend Of The Devil written by Jerry Garcia
    Tony Price Robert Hunter
    Chris...
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    Re: Notation Software?

    I love Musescore too!
    I think the best part is the HUGE user-written library.
    It’s Classical biassed of course (copyright in the Modern World), but if you can find a song or tune on it then you...
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    Re: Tango - Piano and Mandolin

    These ones? Iím listening while eating my breakfast, both nice :)



    https://youtu.be/9o0IBlcdeD8
  20. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    One time, in desperation, I actually tuned my rough old Stagg mandolin down one, then two frets just to see the difference.
    It was actually really nice, I thought.
    Though the strings did feel a...
  21. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Many thanks Daniel, what a great tune that is!
    -you don’t by any chance have the tab?
    Though I guess I could just keep playing the vid! :)

    I wasn’t sure at first (sonically speaking) about the...
  22. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I have an Ashbury 32 E, and I love it still, had a cheap Stagg mando that I would often have to cajole and wrestle with -one of those instruments that bites back. I love it too, but I completely...
  23. Thread: Tab Software

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    Re: Tab Software

    There are quite a few apps out there now, here’s one called ‘Flat’.

    It’s free for ipad, prob available for smartphones too and has a virtual piano keyboard.
    Quite a simple layout and most...
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    Re: Tab Software

    Musescore.org is my favourite but I no longer have a computer so there are some features that I donít have while using my ipad...

    What Iím looking for is a simple virtual mandolin or fiddle...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Just throwing in ideas, hope this helps,
    yours, benevolently :)

    REALLY nice looking guitars, guys.

    The advertising with naked women certainly got me thinking about sex and not looking at the...
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