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  1. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    As a former art student and as a mandolin player, this seemed quite natural. I am sure everyone listened because there were few distractions aside from cell phones and a cold window.
    My best...
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    Re: tone woods for Octave Mandolin

    So how is the process going? Tbone17 'looking into having an OM built'?

    Step one, like Nigel says is to find a builder.
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    Re: Flying with a mando

    A lot of new airplanes have smaller overhead compartments. Also the boarding 'guards' will make a second decision to put the 'carry on mandolin case' into baggage, after it was O.K.'d at the gate....
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    Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    I have two of them. They are quiet on the player's side and really loud at the trumpet end. Also much heavier than a violin. (So they are hard to hold.) The audience just loves them however.
    I did...
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    Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    I've been using a
    Audio-Technica PRO70 Cardioid with a little gooseneck that clips onto a mount made from a chin rest clamp.
    They used to come with the gooseneck but I've had to get an...
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    Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    One starts by 'learning how to read'. If you are reading this, I assume you know how to read English. There was a time when people did not know how to read but could talk very well. This is my...
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    I share my pdf files via DropBox from my Windows laptop to my Apple I-pad. (Adobe Acrobat makes it easier to see the music.)

    I suppose the I-Cloud drive would work too, with the right passwords...
  8. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    I use Thomastik 174 (weich) light strings on my Collings mandola (string length 15.9"). 14, 19, 28, 45
    I tune CGDA though the package says GDAE.
    These strings are 45 cm /17.5" long.
    I remove...
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    Re: Austin Clark Octave Mandolin

    Certainly, this is someone who only drinks the finest espresso.~o)
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    Re: Octave and Mandola

    Very nice. I think it is hard to keep the tempo going with the Octave Mandolin so that it does not 'lag' and 'lose interest' for the audience. This worked for the most part. The harmonics were a bit...
  11. Thread: Attic Find

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    Re: Attic Find

    The neck wear shows 5 worn spots. So it had been played that way (leaving two tuner gears empty) for some time.
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    Re: NK Forster Parlor King

    182704

    Yep, a beauty for sure.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    My avatar shows a former kitty who I enjoy seeing when I go to Mandolin cafe.

    Nowadays, I have two cats. One, the big boy, is so big I had to buy a Collings mandola. Ha, ha.

    The other is my...
  14. Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    We don't know what the sister wanted. Support for sure but why, if Lynn already had a guitar, would she buy another?
  15. Re: Mike Compton+Norman Blake Live performance video Gallop t Geo

    The video's source may have blocked the 'sharing' of the video.
    But you can go to youtube and see it there.
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Guitar Center? 20 years ago they had guitars. Now, only guitar shaped objects. Some of them say Guild or Gibson or what ever. One might buy an amp or electronic gear there but a real instrument?...
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    It's not an illness, ha, ha. It is a point of reference. Do you know the joke about mandolin /violin soloists? They seem to have a big head in relation to their instrument.
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    In classical music the viola does the harmonies and often the rhythms with the cellos. And in singing, the alto has the supportive middle voice. This has been developed over a few hundred years. So I...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    New headphone cushions for the Grado's. From New Zealand no less. Can't wait to discover the amount of import taxes.

    They are hard to find, so here is the link for anyone that is interested. ...
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    Re: The straps I ended up making

    Moms are always right. You want to keep thoes fingers. ha, ha

    You could do a tune while we wait for the pictures.
    Or talk more about the music scene in Africa...Banjo Ben camp? Got a link?
  21. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Traditional music is in good hands if this band is any indication. The only difference is that this generation removes their shoes!
  22. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Here is another of my favorite Swedish music videos. Gabi and Jamie really know their 'give and take' in ensemble arrangements.

    Actually I started on fiddle, playing Scandinavian music at the...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    This seems like some consumer confessional group. And it seems that we could have a great 'swap fest'. (I'll make the egg nog. ha, ha).

    In my situation the guitar was most problematic. I sold my...
  24. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Thanks Dagger for that fine gift of music. Vassen is just amazing.

    Here is another tune from a less well known band and it shows how a mandolin fits into the mix.
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    Re: Eastman MDA815 mandola is here...

    Please clarify an issue for me. I thought an 800 series was 'better quality' than other model numbers of lower figures e.g. 400 and 300.
    From my very limited experience with Eastman instruments the...
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