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    Re: Beatles arrangements

    Thanks for sharing. How do I create a link to upload mp3 files? Would love to upload to FB, so would probably need something like youTube, soundcloud or vimeo?
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    Re: You May, Or, You May Not Know

    Thought-provoking!
  3. Re: Intro to Carlie Simon's you're So Vain: any tips?

    At Bertram Henze: a huge pleasure.

    At Steve: you are right, though I am going to give it a bash. Song cannot do without me trying. <smile> I mean on mandola of course.
    Or I will find a pal who...
  4. Re: Intro to Carlie Simon's you're So Vain: any tips?

    Thanks Tom. I am starting to see the value of my mandola, here. High notes just won't do justice. Agree, definitely need the noodling with that first bass note, I think it's a and c?

    Also have...
  5. Intro to Carlie Simon's you're So Vain: any tips?

    Hi mandoRockers. I am playing the song "You're So Vain" by Carlie Simon.

    Chords fine. Now to finetune the rhythm and sound. From the intro through. Full chords doesn't work right through to give...
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    Re: Found a great article on double stops

    I can say with gratitude that I have a good ear and have enough of a comprehension of theoretical terms and scales such as 3rd 5th and 6th notes. Having said that, I find, like some in this thread,...
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    Re: The saddest song ever

    Very sad, though beautiful. Sometimes one hopes the beauty can medicate, though sometimes beauty offers no escape and is part of the sadness. Wonderful to see Billy Holiday mentioned here.
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    Re: Found a great article on double stops

    It does. Though I have read this before I know it has got me in the mood to play and practice doublestops. These certainly add colour.
  9. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    This is tricky, there are so many inspiring compositions. For me it was a theme from some classical pieces on guitar. I must confess that I need more work with playing good solos. So I have promised...
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    Re: Nice Little Wing Cover on Mandolin

    Good picking!
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    Re: Losing My Religion - mando tutorial

    Hi there mandolin players

    the middle and that little lick in the middle and the chords throughout the song no problem, just need to work on the sound of it. The beginning solo bit also needs some...
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    Re: Which strings do ya prefer?

    D'addario 74s, at present my mandolin is restrung with black diamond strings. These sound rather bright.

    Prefer D'Addarios.
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    Re: First Chords

    G D E A C and F if you can. These should get you through the first songs in G D and C major.
  14. Re: Requesting MC Forum Input on a New Sub Forum

    Like the idea. bring it on.
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    Re: Jazz with Andy Statman

    That is its correct name. The one I have access to.
    They may also be available on CD now, though not available to me.
    They must go back to their home soon.
    Though I am fortunate. They are helping...
  16. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    Ivan and all the other folk here my thanks again. I got help from a guitar teacher. He restrung the mando perfectly. All he did not have was a sidecutter to remove the excess string. I am going to do...
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    Jazz with Andy Statman

    Hi all mandojazzers

    I think I just made a new word. Anyhow I have received an audio course of Jazz with Andy Statman. It feels as if he is in my home with me, teaching me jazz on mandolin!

    Such...
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    Re: Lebanese & Middle Eastern Music

    Thank you DavidKOS. The oud tuned in fths as opposed to the fifths of mandolin/mandola.

    People speak of mas, I must speak of sas: string acquisition syndrome: would love to touch an oud and one...
  19. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    Thanks Ivan and all. A final query: what do you all know about black diamond strings?
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    Re: Lebanese & Middle Eastern Music

    A theoretic discussion but so interesting. I have not reached the levels of some of you here with regard to music theory, but scales and intervals always interest me. Even the size of intervals in...
  21. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    Hello Bill Clements: what a kind thing to say. I just felt foolish when someone almost berated me for not changing strings sooner, I would usually do the right thing, such as restringing sooner, it...
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    Re: Lebanese & Middle Eastern Music

    A very interesting diversion. Always wondered about tuning of the oud and the way it is played.
  23. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    A shout out of thanks to CatMandu, Kirk and Keith for the understanding. I cannot tell you how frightening it is to know I must change strings but be to afraid to do so: no nearby luthier, not one...
  24. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    Hi again all,
    I see there is a mystery and misunderstanding to me changing strings in three years: so here goes an explanation with no formal luthiers near I was rather nervous about doing it...
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    Re: The Beatles

    Always fun to hear of this group! Paul ringo John George they were the best.
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