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  1. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    There was one in the house when I was a kid. My dad played, but he did that tremolo stuff (pretty waltzes and such) and strummed chords for singing. Nice to listen to, but I didn't feel the bug to...
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    One of these years I'm going to build (out of whatever scrap and/or cheap materials I can find) a quickie 8-string electric mandolin-tuned object, :grin: and it will have 8 frets. :disbelief:...
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    Re: MuseScore software

    True, but there was an unexpected problem after I did that last year. Unfortunately, that particular iteration of v3.x reassigned a bunch of my Windows file associations - things that the Musescore...
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I do, but I'm still using the older version 2.1 which I'm quite happy with. :mandosmiley:

    But I don't like the changes they made in version 3. (Too much to list here.) We'll see if the eventual...
  5. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    Well I thought I'd found a clever solution to the problem, but it creates another problem.

    This part works:
    Export as image, re-import that image to new pdf document, then OCR that and re-save...
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    Re: How To Attach Photo?

    This quickie video shows how I add a picture to my posts here, using a Windows computer and Chrome browser. I don't know if it's the 'right' method or not, but it seems to work for me... YMMV....
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    For MandolinCafe Song-A-Week 528, my tentative arrangement of JCF Bach's German dance tune "Schwabisch". MIDI-only playback from notation app.
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  8. Re: Music and Nature Videos - Sobell Banjo Lute and Flute

    I especially enjoy the sound of the second video, "Consonance" - nice! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    MuseScore here too, :mandosmiley: the slightly older version 2.1 though. I don't know where y'all get the money for stuff like Sibelius or Finale, that sort of thing is not within reach for me as an...
  10. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Thanks! That works. :) Wonderful music, very enjoyable! :mandosmiley:
  11. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Video still doesn't work. How is anyone else seeing it?

    Not a browser issue, as it happens on both computer (local Ethernet) *and* phone (testing using phone-carrier "data" from many miles away,...
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    Re: Alternate tunings?

    Mandocello?
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    Re: Banish Misfortune - melody and harmony

    Clean picking Ginny.


    I can but I choose not to. :grin: I like the vibes of it slow.

    One of my videos from a couple years ago, very slow and has different-than-usual chords which I like:
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  14. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    Mind-boggling. The headstocks in question don't look anything at all alike.

    Why doesn't Gibson just trademark the whole 8-string idea while they're at it, make everyone else go 7-string or...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    Some of the music styles, probably yeah. But mandolin was not my dad's main/best instrument by far, and his mandolin playing could probably have benefited from more dynamics or expression or...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    Same here. :grin: Sometimes utilitarian workarounds can result in fun new discoveries. :)
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    1. Yet another "Soldier's Joy". :whistling: Must be the most common oldtime dance tune ever!

    2. Either "Cielito Lindo" or part of "La Traviata", can't remember which of those preceded the other...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    If nothing else helps much, and if you want to pull out all the stops and sort of go extreme... this works for me anyway (arthritis)...

    1. Go ultra-light *and* then tune the whole mandolin down...
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    Re: Sheet Music w/Lyrics and Chords

    I'm not familiar with that app, but in your print dialog window, will it let you choose "Save as PDF" or "print to file" or something similar for the destination instead of an actual physical...
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    Re: Tabledit Question about tied notes

    For normal conditions, the following works for me anyway, using a slightly older version of TablEdit (v2.78b1c). This technique might not be effective if the music has timing errors though.

    Short...
  21. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Nice! :mandosmiley:
  22. Re: Brac In the mandolin Family. Balkan Instrument

    Unfortunately, that link is for Facebook people only. :( It won't work for the rest of us, as it requires Facebook log-in to view the page. I have no intention of ever becoming one of the Facebook...
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Same here. I don't have a whole lot of choice, as arthritis reduces my options. Although I go for more open strings rather than barres.




    I call that efficient, :mandosmiley: :grin: :) *not*...
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Huh... can't find it on Google Play. There are some similarly-named things though. Maybe I just missed it. Oh well.

    I was just hoping for a little improvement on my existing Android chord app,...
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Are there any Android or Windows or Linux or Mac desktop versions of that particular app?
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