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  1. Thread: Songwriting

    by dhbailey
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    Re: Songwriting

    Are you asking about how to get musical ideas that will sound good on the mandolin? Or asking about how to write them down so others can play them?
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    As it stands now in the U.S. copyright for older works which were under copyright in either their first term or their renewal term when the U.S. Copyright law was re-written in 1978 have protection...
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    DavDavDav, I think you were misinformed about the "down on 1, 3 and up on 2, 4." I find it works great to pick down on every beat, which then leaves the up for any/all 8th-notes on the "and" of the...
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall anybody mentioning Audacity on the PC -- it is totally free, it can do multi-tracking and has a slew of great editing capabilities.

    An inexpensive interface...
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    B M G Magazine

    I saw a post the other day which included a link to the Banjo Mandolin Guitar Magazine from England. I followed the link and have to say that I think it's a very great resource and a lot of fun to...
  6. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Sound in any amplified instrument is as much controlled/altered by the amplification used as by the construction of the instrument. Damning an entire class of instrument because you haven't heard it...
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    Re: Raise an Irish Eyebrow (Original)

    Nice! :)
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    Re: Suffragette March

    I'd love it if you would post the PDFs for us to download! Thanks -- it sounds like a great event!
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    Re: Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    I have the Zoom R24 which is very similar, but is $100 less at sweetwater.com. The Zoom also has the advantage of being able to run on 6 AA batteries for use when not near AC power (it comes with an...
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Evelyn, I am saddened to learn of your illness. You have given the world some wonderful gifts with your arrangements, both those you have given away for free here at the mandolin cafe as well as...
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    When I first was learning guitar many years ago I found an exercise that helped me. Fast forward to about 6 years ago when I first picked up the mandolin and I did the same exercise and it helped...
  12. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Thanks, Evelyn! I've been very busy and hadn't had a chance to visit mandolin cafe for a while and was very happy to see your 5th book of Winter's Tale. Another great collection! Your arrangements...
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    Re: USB microphone for recording to PC

    I have Audio-Technica AT2020USBi which works very well. The price is $199.00 at sweetwater.com -- it comes with the mic, a USB cable to plug into the computer, a USB-to-lightning connector for use...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    An additional thank you, John, for knowing how to lay the music out properly! I have an Epson WF7620 printer which duplexes automatically and I simply had to use Adobe reader (could have been any...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    I just downloaded John's new book and played through a few tunes and immediately made a donation. I want to thank John for making some of his books available for free with a suggested donation --...
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    Re: Mandolin to fiddle redux

    My wife is a Suzuki violin teacher and she works fiddle tunes into the standard Suzuki repertoire and it works great. Especially because Suzuki, if properly taught, is a memorization method which...
  17. Re: New here.....Suddenly really pumped about getting into the ma

    Welcome -- it's a terrific site for advice on playing, on equipment and as a resource for finding music/books to use. Regarding picks, I have tried many different shapes, thicknesses and find that I...
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    Re: Improving without playing

    I'd be careful of "resting fingers above the correct scale and chord positions" -- what did your doctor (and I would presume a physical therapist also) have to say about doing anything with your left...
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    Re: Right Hand Movement/Wrist

    If you want to take lessons with someone, don't try to second-guess what they're saying in print. Have your first lesson and see what he has to say in person and how he demonstrates things. Words...
  20. Thread: Song storage

    by dhbailey
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    Re: Song storage

    I buy some on paper and some as PDF files. I use an iPad Pro, the large version, so it's easy to read the music. I use the ForScore app and currently have over 6000 pieces of music, including over...
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    Re: Newbie "break" question

    You decide before you start the song. Then you tell everybody you'll do A A B B (or A B A B or whatever sequence you want) and then keep that going for the break. There's no right or wrong way to...
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    Re: Free tunes for winter 2016: Winter's Tale 3

    Yes, Evelyn, you are a complete star! You are very generous to share these with us each year -- my wife and I are enjoying working out of these Winter's Tale collections as well as your larger...
  23. Re: BIB, ChordPulse? Record Yourself With Backing

    All this talk implying that somehow midi sounds are inferior miss the point entirely. MIDI is merely a set of instructions to some playback device. It is the playback device which produces the...
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    Re: Free Halloween Sheet music for contra dance

    Thanks for the Halloween book and for the listing from your two collections, Evelyn! I'm impressed with all your arrangements -- how do you find the time to sleep? ;)
  25. Re: Evelyn's Big Mandolin Book (both 2015 and 2017 volume) - Grea

    I look forward to the Halloween and Winter's Tale 4 collections!

    My wife and I always have our music books coil bound by a local print shop -- it makes life so much easier as performers! Although...
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