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    Re: Flora MacDonald

    Lovely Natalie McMasters version. Hereís the session page, not sure which version is most similar:
    https://thesession.org/tunes/2629
  2. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Iíd add that though the tools shouldnít be considered detrimental, the tools could be detrimental to learning if a student were forced to use a set of tools that arenít adapted to them.
    An example...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    Well played and that’s a cracking tune Dagger, John Grieve’s Strathspey.
  4. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I’d like to see a lot more people play mandolin than actually do.
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    Re: MuseScore software

    Here’s a little musescore trick.

    If you want the TAB for an abc file that you are going to import into musescore do this first:

    Using Plugins -> ABC import: paste the abc file into the window....
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    www.thesession.org is one library of tunes
    http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/ABC/01tunelib_abc.php is more English trad with some European tunes
    http://abcnotation.com/ is huge.

    Most of these...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Delicate question, what does your wife like?
    Reads music? Already played a fifths instrument? Other instruments? Percussion? Petite person? Acoustic/electric inclined? Physical drive? Type of music...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    I’m just posting in case anyone was unhappy or beginning to get concerned.

    -I haven’t posted for about 20 minutes now, because I was making a cup of tea.
    (I love you all, and MandolinCafe)
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    Re: "Persian"folk tune "The Cricket"

    That’s such a cool rhythmic call/response song, thanks!

    Hmmmm, so it looks like the famous, kind hearted, generous DavidKOS may have the tab for it! :))
  10. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    Sorry Rob, mine doesn’t appear to be able to recognise the text either.
  11. Thread: Timing issues

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    Re: Timing issues

    I think the music sells better if itís more uniform, people know what to expect and are happy when they get what they do expect.
    And thankfully, from the musicianís point of view people mostly...
  12. Re: i think this would be such a cool tune to play on mandolin

    When I think of the difference between a violin and a fiddle, this type of music often comes to mind.

    Octave mandolin would sound great in this style, has the sustain and range, but would need a...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Thanks James, this is a great song!
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    I know this about six years late as a reply but here’s an Olde English manuscript, try out four or five of the jigs in here and you’ll probably notice some Englishness. ...
  15. Re: i am having problems with "clefs" again. Treble or alto

    -typo I believe, the 10 string is usually (CGDAE).
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    Re: Evening prayer blues

    Yeeehar!



    Some versions: https://thesession.org/tunes/14351
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Lots of people couldn’t sing “Happy Birthday” at seven. What about Russian opera singers? Chinese, Indian... :))



    I once knew a Salsa dance teacher who laughed (with me), saying, “I know you...
  18. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    This is the bird actually singing. :))
    187061
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    Re: New mandolin player

    Make sure that each morning as you open the car door to go to work you check both hands.
    -don’t ever take your mandolin with you.
  20. Re: Using Tabledit to transpose from Manadolin GDAE to Mandola CG

    You can also transpose tunes using mandolintab.net thatís if you write the notes out as an .abc file. You can get harmonised voicings too by transcribing for example, up four frets and then change...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Here’s a scale reference page, there’s an audio file for each one.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_scales_and_modes
    It can be good to get a teacher though, at least to show you how...
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    I found that it’s much easier to use tab for this, I did a vid on what I knew about the Harmonic Minor scale a while ago.
    It helps a lot too, if you have fretboard vids of people playing the tunes...
  23. Thread: Tremolo

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    Re: Tremolo

    I think this is the seventh time Iíve suggested this vid... :))
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    Re: How Do I Maximize An Octave Mandolin?

    Talking of Mattie, hereís a cracking song with banjo, I think heís alternating to the fifth of each note whenever itís a quarter or more, or maybe itís my imagination!
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    Re: How Do I Maximize An Octave Mandolin?

    I’ve been playing the octave for about a year now and have deliberately tried to play just melody -and metronome melody at that. I know where the double stops are but I wanted to be firmly on the...
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