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    Chambered body, electric mandolin

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    Hi Guys, hope that you are all managing to keep well and safe.
    Iíve just started to build a new emando, this time with a chambered body.
    Above is what Iím calling ďthe coreĒ.
    I'm doing a...
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    Alison Stephens memorial tribute online

    Just received from the British BMG Federation Committee:

    "Saturday 10th October marks the 10th anniversary of the late, great British mandolin maestra Alison Stephens and you are invited to join...
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    I got up quite early today, and while waiting for daylight I decided to record Leaving Stoer on my octave mandolin. I find the bass strings tuned up to A to be really effective in playing this tune....
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    That is a really good video, Mandrian. Very informal and creates a great tmosphere. One of the more unusual venues, I would guess, and should certainly produce a very clean recording environment!...
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi, Mandrian, I have just posted a version over on the Song-A-Week group and here it is for your amusement.
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Yeah, why not?

    Incidentally, I have been doing a mandolin online teaching course for Feis Rois called Mandolin For Fiddle Players - the idea being that people who might know the fiddle could pick...
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    For sure. A lot of people I know play it.

    http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?name=Leaving%20Stoer&id=04878
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    "I Will" -- CD preview

    The project is finished recording, should be done with mastering for release next week. Here's the final preview from the project, Paul McCartney's sweet song in solo arrangement. Single mic, Shure...
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    Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter Ostroushko recently put up on his website (scroll to bottom of home page) the first episode of a podcast about his work as a radio musician. The music is fantastic, but Peter's telling of his...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks! For my 64th birthday on the weekend I got the ol’ band together for the first time in 6 months and we put some of our standards down...same stage ;/=
    So this is the Lobster Buoys, playing a ...
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    George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    This is a great video- George describes his personal Loar L5, and talks about what makes it special to him


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoM1EC7I3w0

    I don't have any pictures yet, though it...
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    Just me, my 10 string Sobell mandolin and my firebowl a little after 9.30 tonight. The tune is Mull Of The Mountains.



    https://www.facebook.com/daggergordon/videos/612764313009387/
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    "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    I am a musician with 39 years of experience ... About couple months ago started to play mandolin. what a wonderful instrument !

    It is my first arrangement for mandolin!:)
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    This Masquerade

    Mostly just the simple one line melody, with a MIDI backing band groove I created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo6_xryN10
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    I've experimented recently with CGDA tuning on uke and have had better luck with a concert instrument than tenor. Not only does the concert sound better—more resonant due to less string tension—it...
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    Your hand, your body, your ergonomics. You'll find a comfortable hand position, just make sure to think about not doing weird things that can cause injury long term.

    The differences on general MO...
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    I have a CGDA tenor uke. I just use the same fingerings as a mando. Never noticed anything special about my left hand; I guess it's basically the same form as with mando.

    I also have a couple of...
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    Re: Memory of learned songs

    I've recently been obsessed with the work of the San Andreu Jazz Band, and one of their major precepts is transcribing solos by first learning to sing them. In the linked video, 12 year old Alba...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    I hold it pretty much the way Mike Marshall says in his iconic "on mandolin tips" video.

    I have tried slanting the instrument a little forward as well, and that makes a great difference. I was...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    I second Chris Bowsman and Erin M's comments above. I was taught that whether you sit or stand your instrument should remain in the same position, so your technique does not change. For mandolin this...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    FWIW these days learning remotely via video can allow you to find the best teachers who can give you feedback on technique. Even one lesson might give you the path to take to improve your playing....
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    Re: Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    That's the set I use. No gauges printed on packaging. So far, have had no issues with the tension load for CGDA on tenor ukes for the past dozen or so years. Have kept 2 sets on 8 string tenors. The...
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    Re: Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    Dont be locked into the usual GDAE, CGDA. fwiw .. FCGD B F# C# G# etc.
    fingering same, names differing..

    Uke necks & bridges are surface glued on , so won't like higher tensions..



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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    I agree with Martin Ohrt's approach. In fact, in your practice I would suggest not looking at the fretboard. A goal to get to is to get the muscles in your fretting hand to the point where they know...
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    Re: Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    Looks like a set of torch tip cleaning tools. Get it anywhere, and while they are slower, they work fine.
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