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  1. Re: "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    Hi,

    That was excellent. Thanks for posting and providing the tab so that us lesser mortals can understand exactly what you’re playing. Hope you are going to continue playing jazz mandolin. I think...
  2. Re: Article: New Music from Michael Lampert - Panoply

    Hi,

    Yes, nice to hear from Michael again. I bought his first two recordings on the same label and the second one was dated 2004, so itís been a long time.

    Regards,
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi,

    Nicely played. I’m not usually a tremolo fan, but that was tastefully done.

    Regards,
  4. Re: Left Hand Form When Playing Ukelele Tuned in Fifths.

    Doug,

    I’m using the same Aquila 31U set for concert (CGDA) that Rob uses for fifths on his tenor. Seems to be working out ok with CGDA so far, but time will tell. As you say Rob tuned down to B...
  5. Re: Left Hand Form When Playing Ukelele Tuned in Fifths.

    Doug,

    I was put onto the idea of playing the tenor uke tuned to fifths by cafe member Rob McKillop’s playing. Check out his you tube channel where he has recently posted several such videos....
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback. I’ve definitely always worked on keeping my forearm/wrist/back of hand straight as that seems commonly advocated. Opinion seems to differ on how high you should hold...
  7. Left Hand Form When Playing Ukelele Tuned in Fifths.

    Hi,

    I was wondering whether anyone with experience of playing the ukulele tuned to fifths, say CGDA, from a mandolin background could provide guidance on left hand position.

    I’ve just got a...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Hi Jeff,

    So did you find that the fretboard should face directly forwards to best facilitate best left hand technique rather than the fretboard facing skywards to some extent, which seems to be...
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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Hi,

    My wrists have never felt sore even although I play for several hours every day. I am interested, however, in finding a technique that will let me maximise my chances of becoming a better...
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    Re: Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    Jacob,

    What string set have you found best for CGDA and do you know what gauges they are? I have seen Aquila 31U described as for Concert CGDA recommended, but that set dont say what gauges they...
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    Fifths Tuning on Tenor Uke

    Hi,

    Found quite a lot on this topic, but not the specific question I want to ask.

    Looking to tune a tenor uke to fifths tuning using the Aquila 31U Concert set for CGDA, although I might take...
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    Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    Hi,

    Question for the teachers and/or advanced players. I’ll try to explain as best I can.

    I always sit when playing. If practising or playing properly (as opposed to sitting on the sofa...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Build Help?

    Hi Magnus,

    That’s the first time I’ve been aware of hearing a 5 string octave. Thought that it sounded excellent. Would be interested to see the 4 string in action, if you have a similar video....
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Hi,

    Joe Foley in Ireland seems to have had a good reputation for a long time.

    Regards,
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    Thais Meditation Massenet

    Thought this was played beautifully. Amazing how many great players there are out there that Iím totally unaware of. He makes it look so easy.


    Regards,
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Hi,

    Mike Black is another maker who is very influenced by the Gibson mandolins of that era. He based his A5 on the Griffiths. I’m always surprised his mandolins don’t attract more attention. I...
  17. Re: Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated.

    I managed the task fairly successfully. I went with the sanding the bottom of the insert route. The slanting top and compensation at the A...
  18. Re: Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    Hi,

    I think to modify the top would be much harder to someone of my limited ability as the top is compensated with the bass side being higher. See photo. If thatís the advice I wait until I can...
  19. Re: Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. Not done it before, but some good guitar videos online. Should be manageable if I go slowly, now that I know approximately how much to take off.


    Regards
  20. Lowering Insert (Saddle) on Non-Adjustable Bridge

    Hi,

    Tried to research this, but could not find answer. One for the luthiers or mathematicians!

    Thinking about sanding the bottom of the bone saddle on my Sobell to lower the action marginally....
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Hi,

    If you listen to the recent Beer and Mandolins podcast with Don, he talks about which mandolin was played on which tracks.

    Regards,
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    Re: Nigel Gatherer's Mandomania interviews

    Hi,

    That was an interesting watch, thanks for posting. I started the mandolin in the mid-90’s and had lessons from Nigel for a few years, so it triggered a lot of memories.

    I remember going to...
  23. Re: The Ranieri Method: full introduction and tremolo, by Ralf Le

    Hi Rob,

    I watched it and enjoyed it just out of general interest, but it is mainly for the bowlback classical player.

    Regards,
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    Re: Slot tuners Stiffness Problem

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the replies. I cleaned up the tuner components and tried the trick with making a cylindrical insert for the tuner post holes. Only did this for the outer holes as I did not have...
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    Re: Bridge Placement

    Hi,

    Thanks for those replies. Just what I needed to hear to answer my concerns. What a great asset we have with the Mandolin Cafe.

    Regards,
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