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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    One thing I just noticed, and I donít know if itís useful but itís cool, is that in the key of G major:

    G pentatonic contains 1,2,3,5,6. that is it contains the notes 1,3,5 of G major chord ie....
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    Personally I would always play eighths as DU and then 16ths as DU etc. And just save DDDD for quarter notes just because that’s what my body will be feeling.
    It’s a good question but at the end of...
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    I was wondering, do you guys playing say, in the key of G major, play the G major pentatonic when the chord for the measure is G major, and then when it moves to a C major chord for the next measure,...
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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    Here’s a great example where he shifts quite a lot, nice and relaxed. I think it’s partly related to the (high) speed and also playing the occasional one bow direction runs, on the fiddle.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Wooden Whale is my favourite tune at the moment.
    Still working on it...


    https://youtu.be/jNwhm68mnD4
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    Re: The Banshee on Octave Mandolin

    Nice playing Zack, and thanks for posting such a great tune, well done.
    You play guitar already?

    You can post The Banshee here for more responses:...
  7. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #531

    Bump
    (Voting for this is still open)
  8. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Yes, mine do update, but I see all of Yak’s posted comments on this page as ‘20’.
    Ah, forget it, no problem, it’s not important.
  9. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Anyone else notice that Yak51fish has 20 as his (or her) post total, and it doesn’t increase with each new post?
    Maybe updates happen over days?
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    Do you know of any sites, David, where they have tab of simple tunes in this music, especially with mp3’s for each tune, in order to get an idea of how they are played?
    One of the things I like...
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    I was wondering what the green thing is, and how much resonance (tunable or not) could be obtained from the strings on the ‘wrong’ side of the bridge.
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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
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/pigpipe/tow-books/TOW_Book_5t.pdf

    -this link seems to work ok. Many thanks Nigel.
    Nice front cover colour! :)
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Tonight there’s an unusually smokey horizon and strange atmospheric sunset.
    (South of France)
  15. 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.
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    Re: MuseScore software

    One thing on my Musescore wish list would be a feature where I can batch feed abc files into Musescore after having created a model file (with parameters like large tab numbers, ipad specific...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    I have three main capo positions on my octave.

    Fret 2 gets that lovely capo tone but isn't too close to the nut that it’ll affect tuning (so much). It also has the nice long finger stretches and...
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I love that Musescore has a HUGE library of notation that’s shared by users.
  20. 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: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    -what if you really like the octave but occasionally you think the whistle sounds nicer, how are you going to capo the octave then?
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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: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Thanks very much guys! :(
    -now when I look at this mandolin all I can think about is giant tidal waves.
    Bad day!
    188531
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    Sorry Jack, I don’t know the name of it in English, it’s a water alcohol gel mix that’s used in hospitals, and now everywhere, by everyone as a sterilizing gel for the hands. Can leave a mess on...
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    Re: Vintage Russian mandolin

    Would be great to hear you play it here:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=76

    Beaumont rag was last month’s tune.
    Enjoy! :)
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