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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Having a reference book with the first 2 or 3 bars of melody, in notation or tab, will help you remember them.
  2. Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    For recording software for a beginner, I would suggest Audacity.
    Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder
    for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
    The...
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    Definitely. I don't play above the 12th fret on my electric mandolins because it doesn't sound good through an amp. [Generally avoid the E string up there too.] With more frets, it pushes the pickup...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    Create fills on half or whole notes. For example, play an eighth note on the melody
    note for "grace". Add 8th notes and 8th note rests so you fill the space naturally
    between "grace" and "how"....
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Does playing a break mean improvising or playing a melody with some variation from the
    tune? Both are valid, and you can always create your own variation. Try doing it for your
    favorite song. One...
  6. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Here are some international recordings:
    Carlo Aonzo and Katsumi Nagaoka - Kaze
    Giovanni Giovale -Mandolin & Banjo
    Júlio Pereira - O Meu Bandolim
    MandolinMan - Old Tunes, Dusted Down
    Radim Zenkl...
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    Re: No motivation

    Careful. That could be a real mess.
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    So do I :whistling:
  9. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Johnny Gimble plays an electric mandolin solo at 34:36 on Fiddle Sticks. The tune starts at 33:02.
    Interesting to compare it to his solo on Rose City Chimes.

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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    There are places in the video which sound like human voices singing.
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    10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-guitar-chord-rhythms/
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    Re: Favourite effects for electrics.

    This is a mix of different tutorials:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO43syy-9ao&list=RDRO43syy-9ao&start_radio=1&t=2
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    To keep it from getting mechanical I practice chord movement up and down arpeggios a lot. So it becomes second nature. Never think about what the 3’s and 7's actually are though when playing. Just...
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    Re: Mack the Knife - Irish Bouzouki

    Its done with magnetism. :cow:
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Learning to play in F Bb Eb etc is a good idea. I have a couple of thoughts.
    First, if you like swing music, Django and Stephane generally played in G C F and
    associated minor keys. There's a lot...
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFlx2Lnr9Q
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILGHGhw1ATs
  18. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Are you sure about that?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA4_5Wba2U
  19. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    The hardest:
    Fluba
    Singing Ringing Tree
    Cross-Grainger Kangaroo-Pouch Tone-Tool
    The Great Stalacpipe Organ
    Pyrophone Organ
    Hyperbass Flute
    Hornucopian dronepipe
    Aquaggaswack
    Sandata ng lolo...
  20. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Why do people want anything they desire? Even if you aren't a performer, why not have a high quality mandolin if you can afford it? I think we should allow people to do that. :disbelief:
  22. Pasillo: Campanas by Adolfo Mejia [Trio Colombita]

    This isn't played by a mandolin, but the sound is close.
    Its one of the most beautiful melodies I've ever heard.
    [After 2:45, it detours to other themes I don't find as interesting]

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    Re: Washburn "New Model" tuners & strings

    Charles -
    I wonder if there was a time when hot hide glue was the best option for boats...
    We are working on my friend's 30' wood sailboat at the same time as the mando.
    Basically it involves...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    It depends on how traditional you want to play. I'd suggest starting with swing
    music standards and blues from the swing era. If that's the goal, begin listening to
    [and learning] the blues solos...
  25. Re: What’s the hardest tune you can play on mandolin? (Or family)

    I found parts of Chorinho Pra Ele by Hermeto to be impossible.
    The "John Coltrane plays Choro" part :disbelief:
    Here it is with Hamilton, who does a great job of course.
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