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  1. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    :popcorn:




    [When I want a tune, to call my own I do this:

    Go to
    - http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/ABC/01tunelib_abc.php
    - or thesession.org
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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Here’s an example of a tune with a definite pulse to it.

    There are lots of different rhythms. I actually play the tunes I know in different styles just to get used to having a rhythmic intention...
  3. Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Hi there, mandolin lovers. Many moons ago I wrote an ebook on how to set up a mandolin. Mandolins are finicky little beasts and very slight adjustments can make a very big difference. I've been...
  4. 1 of the worlds foremost Luthers shares-all in extreme detail

    Ken Parker is a Luthier known to many for his uncompromising and innovative approach to the design and construction of archtop guitars.

    He has agreed to be the subject of a video series that...
  5. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Sinatra did it his way :cool:
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Ha! First off, that pretty much lines up with my own observations on those three picks. Also, that's probably the first time I've seen David Lindley referred to being a hipster. Brought a smile to my...
  8. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    One of my favorite hammer-ons - series of hammer-ons actually, with some slurs - starts around the 2:50 mark. His entire quote of "Strangers In The Night" is done with his right hand - er, fretting...
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    What is the context? Is this a solo mandolin thing...no other instruments?

    If there are other instruments LOWER than a mandolin, it could be any number chords, depending on what you hear as...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    From Nik's post regarding the "black material" used for the MM pick on the Apollo Picks Facebook page Sept 7th:

    Q: … so what is this black material that you are using?

    A: …down the rabbit...
  11. Handcrafted PeeWee tenor resonator

    Hello all. I just finished converting a Yamaha Jr. 3/4 size six string guitar into a tenor resonator and am pretty happy with the results.
    The PeeWee Peach Orchard Owl is equipped with a National...
  12. Thread: Griffith Loar

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    Re: Griffith Loar

    I do - And I think of it more as caretaking Ella... and I've been trying to get her into lots of different talented hands for playing and recording. Bruce and I launched a recording project right...
  13. Thread: Griffith Loar

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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Thanks Pheffernan - that's a great question. I don't consider myself any kind of expert, but I have gotten to experience quite a few mandos. Of the mandolins that folks brought to the get together,...
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    Levin TG-15

    Hi there,
    i want to show you some photos of my new swedish girlfriend. we're almost the same age, but she sings more beautifully than me.

    stay healthy
    Kuno


    https://up.picr.de/42027383xj.jpg...
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    Re: Ugliest F-4 ever?

    Yeah, he was like "Now let's make that headstock just like on those american mandolins" and half way through he decided: "Screw that, gonna order some chinese and get stoned"
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    Re: Soares'y Electric Tenor

    I recently got a Strat with three single-coils from him, and it works fine for what I do with it. I have settled into keeping it switched to the middle pickup.
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    Re: Anybody know this tune?

    Oconee, by Tutbro. The only recorded version I know of is on this gem.
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    Re: Anybody know this tune?

    you can try
    https://tunepal.org/index.html#!/record
    play it and chances it will display its name as well as different recordings
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    It's all in the pick grip. I can't believe how long it took me to get comfortable holding a pick properly then learning to, manipulate it as needed. Sadly I still need to work on it!
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    I hate thin picks on guitars. I use the same blue chips I use on the mandolin. Well almost I have a variety of shapes and thicknesses from the small jazz100 to e nice round I think 45. I found it is...
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    I like the Wegan 1.4 a lot but oftentimes will use the old "heavy" guitar pick (1.0) turned on its side. In spite of what some say here occasionally, heavier isn't always 'better" for everyone.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    I can't tell if the Traveling pick sampler is currently circulating but here's an inventory of it, I recommend Wegens, Gravity gold and 3 Dunlops: Jazztone, Primetone, Ultex
    ...
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Serious guitar flatpickers do not use much, if any thinner picks than mandolin players. Gypsy jazz players, in fact, use MUCH heavier picks than mandolin players, often 3.5 to 4 mm. The only...
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Try a lighter gauge? You're hitting less mass, unless you've gone pretty heavy on the strings.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    Use whatever picks suit you to have a good time playing the mandolin.
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