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  1. Re: Mandolin Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Shine on…

    If you like Pink Floyd on the mandolin, here's the original thread where people discussed the project "Dark Side of the Mandolin"....
  2. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Here's a cool example of what can be done outdoors with one & a few mics and a leads (and a bucket load of talent too :mandosmiley:

    RI16dMyPZh4
  3. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    The Boya mic is TRRS. (tip,ring,ring, sleeve) an iPad will take TRRS, the Zoom is expecting TRS. The way a TRRS mic presents itself is with the mic on the Sleeve and the common ground on the adjacent...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    I have played the following with MOoD (Mandolin Orchestra of Devon) up until it's recent demise. (now being replaced by Moorlands Mandolins) Mostly arranged by Matt Norman or Nick Wyke. There were...
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    Re: ISO Virtual Classical Mandolin Teacher

    Definitely a big +1 on Chris as a great choice as teacher, also as course and orchestra leader.
    He'll lead you through some great insights into where you're at, what's needed & how to work on all...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    I assumed those photos of the "Gibson Orchestras" were part of the marketing machine in action.
    The scenario I always envisaged would be:
    Crate of ordered instruments finally arrives.Everybody...
  7. Re: Tips for someone who took a 6 month break and is changing fie

    I can recommend The Mandolin Companion for getting back into daily technique building.
    You can get it in PDF format https://www.astute-music.com/store/p18/The-Mandolin-Companion-Download.html#/
    I...
  8. Re: Advice on valuing my fathers Stefan Sobell mandolin

    When you've done that contact the BBMG to get it listed in the next newsletter.
    That will get it out in front of an audience of good players who will appreciate a decent instrument....
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    Re: Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    From what I understand Google do not add all options to every file. Some items are treated like a library, where one person can book the item out but it's only on-line reading etc. & others have to...
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    Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    I noticed that Google Books have made available a scan of a 1907 copy of Modern mandolin school, part VI by Giuseppe Pettine.

    It's the 84 page section snappily titled:
    "Modern System Of The...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I have a LXM which I use in CGDA.
    It's a decent sound if you keep it played in & give it occasional string changes to keep brightness to the tone.
    I use a thin pick for the same reason. I think...
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    yes I actually knew that from the LaBarbera book from where we first learned the tune & the cultural tourism link I posted .
    Momentary brain fart, probably brought on by reading the extended...
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    Bloomin' Google translate.
    I think we need an emergency translation!
    Quick! is there a Sicilian speaker in the house?
    :whistling:
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    When our duo do our "Italian evening" we play this one as a tune.

    The info on my notes for follow-up say it might be a serenade from a "dramma per musica" music by Giuseppi Latilla, with a...
  15. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    Have a look at section 5:3 in the manual & try to get a feel for the automatic feedback suppression functions & also the 'ringing out' of your system when you first set up on site.

    in terms of EQ...
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Melody - rubato

    The question was more of an aside, I hear some people talk of their approach to judging things like how much of anything is enough, too much, just right. Some speak of having internalised the...
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Melody - rubato

    I think something like "over The Rainbow"is as close to really stretching it out as he's put up there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yzhUcjO9rY
    lots of roundles & fills to extend the phrases...
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Melody - rubato

    Well worth a saunter through Aaron Weinstein's YT chord melody playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnYxVDZsQywiBkg1FMKQH6DtHiZ3cu74d
    On many tunes he uses really tasteful rubato, never...
  19. Thread: Worth repair?

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    Re: Worth repair?

    My understanding of what people are calling 'fake labels' is that they aren't about fakery as we would understand it.
    While with a luthier here setting up my fiddle I was told that labels were...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Yea because lots of slave owners keep popping up at sessions.
    Here's a shot from that session down at the "Old Amphora & Tibia"
    201266
    I believe things got a bit out of hand when someone called...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    That's the gist of it. In school our teacher of gaeilge said it came from chez lui and was norman or earlier in origin.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Possibly people aren't aware of just how different the whole ecosystem for trad is in Ireland,
    Here in Cornwall we don't have this and up in England they don't either, so it might be worth outlining...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    One I've used with external and on board mics on the iPhone is https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/decibel-x-db-sound-level-meter/id448155923

    What I like is the ability to record a sound chart which can...
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    Re: I Just Bought A Violin

    No, definitely not something I'd be aiming for here.
    I do mostly backing & solos for folk songs, otherwise It's Irish trad tunes, which although they sound separated, rely on constant movement, then...
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    Re: I Just Bought A Violin

    I added fiddle to my arsenal about 6 years ago. I took it into the band about two years from the start.
    But I had about 26 years of 'cello & 10 of mandolin behind me there, so a lot of groundwork...
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