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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    I think there is a recently updated version of Musescore.
  2. Re: And now for something completely different

    I am definitely NOT the target market!

    Still, I appreciate the idea.
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Feeling rhythm is SO very important!

    Sometimes counting helps one to feel the beat better.

    "reading rhythm" is all about counting.

    Thanks for your post!
  4. Re: Is there a reason for the fretboard extension without frets ?

    Only if it's fretted and you ever use the notes up there.

    Obviously I'm in the minority...but my mandolin with the extended fingerboard is more like a Roman style not a Gibson style.

    Me playing...
  5. Re: Finding a teacher when you have very specific musical interes

    I've attended a CMSA gathering and there are many players from the Bay area.
  6. Re: Finding a teacher when you have very specific musical interes

    https://sfmandolin.org/

    perhaps the SF Mandolin Orchestra can help.

    sfmo@sfmandolin.org
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    Re: Japenese made bowlbacls

    Exactly so.

    191477

    My second mandolin, seen in the above pic from the 80's, was an unlabeled (likely Suzuki) maple stave Japanese bowlback - loud, clear tone, easy to play, resonant, good...
  8. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    There sure are some beautiful looking and sound mandolins out there.

    But as you point out not all great sounding instruments look perfect. Many of the world's top master-made violins sought after...
  9. Re: Is there a reason for the fretboard extension without frets ?

    So you don't have to scoop it nor do a "Floridaectomy":)



    Indeed, some of us do use those extreme registers.



    Many folks do what you did, since for many the "sweet spot" is found by...
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    Sometimes I use one as thin as 2.5mm!

    Gypsy jazz style is the only style I use a pick thicker than 1mm.
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Jeff, I agree with everything you said but one thing - tuning stability.

    If you are using a plastic head, a banjo (mandobanjo too) can be very stable in tuning.

    However, a natural skin head is...
  12. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    I can't complain - besides my wife is a musician too!
  13. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    Rest stroke techniques are also part of Gypsy jazz picking and in what's also called "economy picking" where successive downstrokes are used when possible rather than strict alternate picking.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Great classic tunes....but only for certain styles of music. None of those tunes would work for the audiences I've played for, nor would be "flagship" songs for them...subjective indeed.
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    My choice these days:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41HdONC1kML._AC_.jpg
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    It was a big hit in my Italian-American family, and I played that tune at over 10 years worth of Italian Cabaret gigs with a group of singers that performed under the name "That's Amore".
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    it works really well.

    One highlight of my early mandolin career was playing "Lara's Theme" on a bowlback mandolin as the soloist with the New Orleans Summer Pops Orchestra, in lieu of a...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Thanks for seconding that opinion!

    And I've played my share of stuff like "Mala Femina", "Al Di La", and even "That's Amore"!

    Nice hearing from you.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    No slackers in that group!

    Is it just me or do I hear some echoes of Dixieland banjo in that tune?
  20. Re: Clean fretting where there's more finger than board?

    That may be true, both in terms of one's ear getting used to those very high pitches, and for the instrument itself to "open up" its sound in the highest range.

    It depends on your concept of what...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Funny you mention "Maggie May".

    That song first came out at about the same time my Italian grandmother gave me my first mandolin.

    Although most of what I initially learned to play were...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Yes, those picks are a bit thin for my taste too. Not just thin, but not stiff enough too.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    So as one that is NOT primarily a BG player, songs that I am expected to play are:

    the most common wedding tarantella and all the other Italian restaurant gig chestnuts like Santa Lucia, Vieni Sul...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Very slight - the Dunlop picks are just a tiny bit better finished, but I can use either brand happily.

    I use this pick on most guitars (not for gypsy jazz, I use a thicker pointed pick for that...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    I've used both Clayton Ultem and Dunlop Ultex as a go-to pick for some time now. I prefer the standard size "sharp" shaped picks:
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