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  1. Steve Knightly talks about his approach to Tenor guitsr

    I watched this live earlier and thought it might be of interest to my fellow Tenor Guitarists.

    Steve Knightly fron Show Of Hands talks about his approach to Tenor guitsr
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  2. Thread: 3/4

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    Re: 3/4

    suppose this side of the pond we'll do it next month.
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    Re: Music Room Feng Shui

    How about something dual function mayb a bit like these Ikea units?
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    you could do similar, perhaps folding down from the side into the space. You could build in the instrument...
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    Re: Music "Stand" Challenge

    I'm away every other week so needed something simple & got this in a stationers shop in London.
    It ticked all the boxes for me, packs flat, light, simple set up & robust, was cheap too.
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    You might want to have a look at the https://www.ld-systems.com/en/series/mei-1000-g2-series/
    Thomann & GAK do it & it seemed like good value when I saw it. I'm a Sennheiser user, but that's because...
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    Re: Help - Right hand wrist speed question

    This Vivaldi one (RV425) is one where I had to spend a lot of time just doing what Simon describes.
    It wasn't the speed but the transitioning between note values & patterns that took the drumming...
  7. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    I wonder how much a set of strings for these beasts costs

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    Re: Pickup or microphone?

    +1 on the AKG c1000s I've been using one for gigging for a while now. I use it in hyper-cardoid mode for mandolin and fiddle.
    The band are two electric guitars, or plugged in acoustics, bass &...
  9. Thread: New tenor

    by Beanzy
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    Re: New tenor

    If they're going to the bother of making a tenor guitar, why don't they produce it with the fret markers in the right place?
  10. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    A few screenshots of my various apps.

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    FileBrowser for keeping & managing files across several apps and computers.
    OnSong for running my musical life, practices, set lists, lyrics, chords...
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    Re: Another ToneDexter Question

    Yes I think you just load up the firmware for whichever version suits you to set up your soundmaps. However once you have those done it stores them seperately so you can just do a restart from the...
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    Re: Another ToneDexter Question

    from reading those both together it would seem the guitar sits in the middle of the GEN set with the M'cello etc below and viola above.
    whereas the HGH version seems to have the guitar as the bottom...
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    Re: What should I use for recorded playback?

    if you use a programme like OnSong to store your lyrics you can add audio files and trigger the playback from a foot pedal.
    So you could record real backing tracks and have the WAV files play back...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    A quick and dirty transfer that works for lots of people is to look at your fretboard and realise that the semi-tones go up to the 12th fret & repeat.
    your octave is right there marked by 12 frets,...
  15. Thread: Mystery Solved

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    Re: Mystery Solved

    Some plastics seem to deteriorate all of a sudden after several years of being just fine and become a bit sticky in the process.
    I've noticed it in the softer textured plastics used for some...
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    Re: Happened to you?

    Our duo were in an Italian cafe with a single mic into a laney acoustic amp. when this couple moved nearer & sat down right by the stage.
    All kinds of hellish feedback started, and there was nothing...
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    Re: Doubling on Mandolin and Fiddle

    I play both in the duo and band I play in, on some songs I'll do both, but it's a very easy swap as I don't need a strap to play,
    so I just put down the one I'm on and pick up the other. If I'm...
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    Re: Left hand position

    It's not easy to diagnose without seeing you in action.
    However, going by what I often see, my guess would be that you're holding it too much like a guitar, which means it's starting with the big...
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    If you use a file browsing app on the Tablet or iPad they can share a common storage source. so if you share a drive on your PC or an outboard drive then the Pc and tablet/iPad will be able to access...
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    Re: Home Recording - best bang for buck

    +1 on the PreSonus kit.
    There are some great bundle offers that include a decent enough mic, headphones, stand pop shield, cables, and software.
    These come in around $200-$220 you can get them...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Well that has blown my theory into the weeds; I always assumed it was made from unicorn horn.
  22. Re: Acoustic Mandolin plus electric tenor playing live kit questi

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    Actually just reading again why don't you just use the Aux in on the AER? that's line level and it has a line level output to go to your desk.
  23. Thread: Playing Solo..

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    Re: Playing Solo..

    I always thought Thiele really nailed it with his Dublin performance of "Another New World" by Josh Ritter, the early very spare accompaniment still manages to engage. There can be a temptation to...
  24. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    I've graduated from the large triangle to ridiculously pointy over the years.
    I shape my own as there's nothing out there in the shape I like, but I keep a load of more standard ones in my cases so...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    For me there is a bit of a social subtext to this one which definitely affects my attitude to things.
    Although we as instrumentalists may find it useful to make use of the guitarists left hand for...
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