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    Re: $1000 Budget - What should I get?

    It depends on what kind of music you play. Certainly check the classifieds just around the corner.
  2. Thread: Reading music

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    Re: Reading music

    Yea, the clarinet parts are transposed, so that to the player it is seamless. All the clarinet player need do is read the music in front of him/her. I played clarinet in high school and jr. high. I...
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    Re: Beginner ?ís about changing sound/tone

    I think the big bluegrass four finger G chord is not particularly pretty. Its good for a chop, but for a more legato sound there are better choices. So that is the first thing - choices for fingering...
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    Just be sure that when you add grass licks you are playing in a bluegrass jam. An old time jam don't want no grass licks. :cool:

    Actually I play in a few jams that would not turn away a bluegrass...
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    Re: Reading music

    Don't get me wrong. I believe tab is valuable, and in for some specific things indispensable. Also playing by ear is a very important skill to acquire.

    Neither of these skills are diminished or...
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    Re: Reading music

    Yes. That is the primary advantage of learning to read standard notation. You do not need to get music written for or arranged for mandolin. You can read directly anything written for violin, and...
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    Re: Reading music

    Any of many beginner fiddle books would be helpful. The left hand is the same as the mandolin.

    I recommend a beginner violin book over a beginner mandolin book, in your case, because fiddle books...
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    Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    There is a great book, The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece by Eric Siblin.Tells the story of these pieces, so cool.
  9. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    That is it. Right there. And I refuse as much as possible to let the likes an dislikes of an as yet unnamed future buyer of my stuff to dictate what I can do with my stuff.

    You homeowners know...
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    Re: French Folk / Fiddle Tunes

    My experience playing French Canadian fiddle tunes as part of the north eastern contra dance repertoire, and the tunes I found in that collection of traditional fiddle tunes from France, is that they...
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    Re: Chase 5 string Fan Fretted Mandolin

    Two things going on here, and I'll comment on both.

    As regards electric mandolins I have a couple of emandos. A four and a five string. And I ask that question all the time. All my thoughts. I...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    I don't know what bourbon I was drinking but the actual measurement is 14.5 on the E string, and 16.5 on the C string. Zero fret to bridge. Which, yea, is two inches.

    :redface:
  13. Re: Article: New Music from Avi Avital - Art of the Mandolin

    The "Art of the Mandolin" arrived in today's mail.

    This music will make you chose the mandolin all over again.
  14. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    If you never plan on selling the Stradolin and its case, then sticker away. It will not damage the case in any way except possibly maybe as a formerly pristine collectable relic.

    I believe we all...
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    Then, assuming you know you are going to like it, I would get the best mandolin you can afford. The very best. Get what you think will be your for ever mandolin. Get a mandolin so good that whenever...
  16. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I plaster my cases with stickers. I even have iron on patches on my cloth cases, so it looks like stickers. So I am the wrong person to ask.

    The only question is the case being vintage. I believe...
  17. Thread: Heiden Heritage

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    Re: Heiden Heritage

    Beautiful
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Oh I dunno, we talk a lot about Gibson F5 master models, and of course all kinds of vintage high end beauties. And Dudes get talked about a bit. But Heiden does seem not as much. Under represented in...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    Yes it would be a gig bag.

    It is a personal comfort level thing. My L&H came with a tight fitting Calton case, which I use where I feel I need the extra protection.

    What I have done until...
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    What do you mean future proof?
  21. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    I have had great good luck with the Mandolin Cafe Classifieds. Lots of great options at every price, and among the safest transactions on the internet. I am not sure how it would work...
  22. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    WARNING: Continues use of this mandolin could lead to abandonment of previously purchased expensive guitars.


    I saw a bumper sticker that said something similar about fishing. WARNING: Continued...
  23. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    I think expression comes with technique. Expression uses various techniques. One achieves expressive playing by the use of good techniques.

    As to not saying very much. That is poor technique, as...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I am not sure there are techniques to learn. It is a skill that can be acquired.

    When I can, I spend several days or a week singing the tune or humming it, or kind of skat singing it. When I can...
  25. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    So what would be a more realistic warning label on a mandolin...

    WARNING: Can cause massive almost spontaneous priority changes.

    WARNING: Competent use of this device increases endorphins.
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