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  1. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    Ah...clarinet. :)

    I'm from New Orleans, home of jazz clarinet.

    Plus, stuff like Klezmer, Turkish, Balkan, polkas, even English Country dance, all show the power of the clarinet.
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  2. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    I've spent as much - or more - time gardening as playing music lately.

    It's also the issue of playing music that needs a group, even a duo, to make it feel "right". That has been a real problem...
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    Re: New Doff Bowlback mandolin from Russia

    It looks like it was modeled after a Catania made instrument. Not very German...but I prefer Italian designs anyway.
  4. Thread: No motivation

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    Re: No motivation

    Time to learn some solo mandolin music. :)
  5. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    Example 3 also is the easiest to read if you are comfortable in both clefs.

    All are workable.
  6. Re: When did you realize mandolin was your primary instrument?

    Never. Mandolin, guitar, bass, bouzouki, etc, all are equal in my eyes and hands.

    But I do love the mandolin.
  7. Re: 1st Mandolin. Purchase Nice Bandolim or Eastman MD505? TYIA

    Offhand, since you want to play choro and classical, I'd suggest the 5 course bandolim. One instrument to deal with, has the range you want, and no need to upgrade.

    Best of luck!
  8. Re: Does my mandolin need some kind of adjustment?

    1. Most players of A and F style mandolins tend to use a somewhat thicker pick than .7mm. I use .73 Ultex sharps, but I play non A and F mandolins. Many folks use 1-3mm picks, often way more rounded...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    The most I've seen paid for these would be around $400-600 bucks, but that was a few years ago and I am not sure of today's market. It's nice instrument, though, I've played several of these over the...
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Thanks - I got my password yesterday.
  11. Re: Do any companies make bowlback mandolins and banjolins anymor

    Julien Martineau's position reminds me of some of the ways Eastern European, Balkan, and Central Asian musicians hold bowlback lutes.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/5468/7232366096_336dd9de9c_b.jpg...
  12. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    This is the best reason I've heard for the existence of the scroll! lol
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    Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    You can listen to it here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OavWyq88Nwc
  14. Re: i am having problems with "clefs" again. Treble or alto

    Well done!
  15. Re: i am having problems with "clefs" again. Treble or alto

    Exactly.

    Plus, the C clef is moveable - any line on the staff can be middle C by placing the c clef where you want it. Mostly, it's the alto and tenor clef that uses the c clef.
  16. Re: i am having problems with "clefs" again. Treble or alto

    The more you read ANY written music in various clefs, the easier it gets.
  17. Re: Has my Blueridge BR40T turned into a piece of worthless junk?

    Why not just repair the bridge yourself and keep playing it?
  18. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    Usually, yes.

    However I have a L & H type bowlback that has some soundboard distortion and yet the action is fine and the tone is great, so it's not always a dealbreaker, but that would be a...
  19. Re: mandolin - after surgery to remove extended fingerboard

    Those frets are for playing classical mandolin pieces; as you know, for most other music no one seems to use them much.
  20. Re: Do any companies make bowlback mandolins and banjolins anymor

    there's a way to hold a bowlback - no strap needed - that uses 3 points of contact: the left hand on the neck, the right arm on the side of the top, and the back of the bowl against one's leg and...
  21. Re: Seeking Sheet Music Spanish Eyes, Quando Quando, Oh Marie ...

    Oh Marie Mari

    Sheri's Ballo Liscio thread has at least one arrangement of this tune.
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Hayes, thanks for posting anything Tiny!

    I appreciate your efforts in sharing Tiny's great jazzy style.

    signed,

    a New Orleans Boy
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    It sounds like your dad played like the folks that taught me....but I like tremolo!
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I read through this whole thread, and it seems I learned in a whole different world of mandolin than the rest of y'all!

    The first real tunes I learned on mandolin were most likely these...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    You're right, of course. My error in not watching his other videos.
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