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    Re: Eastman MDA315 mandola! Yes!

    I have decided to become a "Mandolaist"
    "Mandolist"?
    " the guy that plays that thing that looks like a mandolin but he keeps maintaining is not a mandolin, a gondola or something"

    "Mandolas...
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    Re: The Mando Boys

    I did not watch the vids before commenting - but yes I was at that show !
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    Re: The Mando Boys

    They played "Old Songs Festival" in Altamont NY, had to be 20 years ago, always loved that "Hills of Manchuria" and "Airmail Special".
    They referred to Bluegrass as "Peasant music"
    The only band...
  4. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    Yeah I'm lucky if get more than 8 weeks out of strings...... on the mandolin (at least the one I play out with), not so much on the mandola or octave ( though the octave strings do need changing at...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    Great story, and I agree classical precision is akin to Olympic gymnastics, you can be completely awesome but one off note will be noticed and they will let you know.
    While I love playing for a...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    This is absolutely true, the brain is good at learning language in early age because that is when learning language is most critical to survival. Same way its critical for infants to learn to walk so...
  7. Thread: Night Hymn

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    Night Hymn

    The Goldtone Mandocello wrote this ... I just played it
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    Re: Maybe it's just me...but I like this

    Whats not to like ? This is great, slow (and that's not really that slow) and clean is real as the day is long, Continue!
  9. Re: playing my Nordwall 10-string cittern from Sweden

    Sounds great !
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    Re: How to play harmony

    arpeggios, arpeggios, arpeggios....
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    Re: I made a "Smart" purchase this weekend

    I have jammed with some "Smart" owners and they sound great and are plenty loud. Nice to hear you love the mandola! Seems to be mandola's on the rise as of late- more power to the mandola!
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    I was able to get loop end 0.70's from Curt Mangan and just used the Octave set for the rest. Gold Tone Makes a lighter Mandocello set but they are ball end.
    I have tried going as low as 68 on some...
  13. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Riffing on Sally Anne on this 2003 Weber Yellowstone Mandola, plays like butter and has full rich tone.
  14. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    So much for self control I just received the 2003 Weber Yellowstone mandola from Elderly - first off let me say the difference between a Weber Gallatin and a Weber Yellowstone is not too different...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice playing!
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    Sand Creek Shuffle

    Blind Crow back in the kitchen playing "Sand Creek Shuffle" composed by Ryan Delaney on the fiddle, that's Jeff Wasbes on guitar and the Mean Old Timer himself on the Macica F5
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Norman and Nancy Blake with James Bryan and Peter Ostroushko have their share - as do Monroe and Grisman
    I'm thinking "Jackie Tar"or "Gilderoy" from Norman's "Full Moon on the Farm" or James...
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    if you watch her hand she would not play the tune like that on mandocello, unless she changed the key sounds like Am to me
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Congrats Jonathan K and Colorado Al, those Pango's sound pretty good, more importantly the number of active mandocellos on the planet increases which puts my soul at ease....
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    Re: Elixir Mediums vs. D'Addario Mediums?

    I did go Elixir for a while on mandolin, they are very bright when new, are highly responsive and hold up a while, my only dislike on Elixir is when they start to "go" they go fast ( I tend to play...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Thanks Jim, yes I've been known to play the mandolin as well, can't really do Ashland or Dawg Daze on octave anyway, got hooked on that Dixie Hoedown, Phillips Grier and Flinner did it live up in...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Dawg Daze ( yeah I'd call that a fiddle tune)
    Ashland Breakdown,
    heres Dixie Hoedown on the Weber Black Ice Octave
  23. Thread: Cedar Hill

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    Re: Cedar Hill

    it is in Book of the Dawg - Dawg Grass available from acoustic oasis
  24. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Nice post Brunello97, "American" music is awash with the Blues and its pentatonic form. Blues in itself is a hybrid form, what I wonder is were West African people using the same musical scale as in...
  25. Re: Spring Suite, May 2019 for OM or Mandocello

    cool stuff. Nice playing.
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