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    Re: "Push" vs hammer and pull

    In one of his books he distinguishes between the pull-off and push-off in the way described in another reply: for the pull-off finger goes down, for the push (push-off?) it goes up.

    But he...
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    Re: Finnish music ideas

    Metsäkukkia is a nice waltz and song.

    videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mets%C3%A4kukkia

    sheet music:
    https://musescore.com/sheetmusic?text=Mets%C3%A4kukkia
    and...
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    Re: Sheet music resources

    For Irish music, I recommend Henrik Norbeck's website. As the work of one person, it's more curated than thesession, and has good and well regarded basic settings of a lot of tunes. He's also put...
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    Re: Pick direction in Tarantellas

    It's probably obvious anyway, but I would say that it's better to have a systematic approach than not to, and that it matters less what the method actually is (as long as it makes some sense, of...
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    Re: Pick direction in Tarantellas

    I really like the first one of those; i spent ages learning it from the Youtube movie. I wouldn't recommend the flying finger fretting style, though!
  6. Re: Pick direction in Jigs after a Quarter note or a Rest

    I vote for down stroke too, just to keep the picking consistent with DUD.
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    Re: Pick direction in Tarantellas

    DUD DUD for me too, but I try to avoid turning tarantella into a jig. John La Barbera in his book Italian Folk Music for Mandolin and Fiddle notates them mostly as DUD DUD, but occasionally as DDU...
  8. Re: Coffee and a good book-a wonderful new solo mandolin MP3

    I really like Coffee and a Good Book: a very nice calm tune.

    Did you mean to write "a chord-melody arraignment of Somewhere Over the Rainbow", rather than "arrangement"? i.e., formally charged...
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    Re: cracks on top of KM-100 mandolin

    I have a similar mandolin, but mine is a KM-110S. The only differences I can see from the pictures are that mine has a black headstock and no cracks on the top.

    They are nice mandolins: appear...
  10. Re: "What kind of music do you play?" and other pet peeves

    I've taken to replying "European traditional music", which is accurate for what I play, and involves less hand-waving and country listing. And then I explain more if there are follow up questions....
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    Re: Let it go - frozen - any easy version?

    There are quite a lot of arrangements on Musescore: this search shows ones with violin parts (same range as mandolin). The second one in the list looks like it might work, e.g., using the vocal line.
  12. Re: straw poll: what's your favourite pick for trad/celtic playin

    I've moved on since I last posted my plectrum choice, from primetone sculpted 1.5mm to clayton small teardrops in ultem. Finding the right plectrum seems to be an endless but thankfully not too...
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    Re: bg intelligencer

    There's something similar for Irish music at http://www.thedronenews.org/
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    Re: Octave tuned DAEB?

    Yes, that is the big disadvantage, esp. for nice tunes like Madabawn Chapel or some of those Paddy Fahy reels which I really like. But you can take a cue from how whistles, pipes, etc. deal with this...
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    Re: Octave tuned DAEB?

    I use DAEB tuning on a 47cm (18.5 inch) instrument which depending on how you look at it is either a long-scale mandola or short-scale octave mandolin, and it works really well for tunes in the usual...
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    Re: Headed to Ireland - Bring the mando?

    There's a discussion of the same sort of thing going on at thesession right now, with some helpful pointers:
    https://thesession.org/discussions/39020.

    I would definitely second the suggestion...
  17. Thread: Folkreps?

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    Re: Folkreps?

    That's an APC instrument according to the webpage.

    I have an APC mandola that looks very similar and it's really good for the price soundwise and construction-quality-wise.

    The only drawback...
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    Re: Playing with accuracy

    I found Marilyn Mair's exercises helpful for this, especially this one: http://mandolinsessions.com/?p=991
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    Re: Do Strings Go to Heaven When They Die?

    I agree with some of the other posters above: in my experience, tone declines long before intonation problems appear. And that's even taking into account that it's often hard to notice that the...
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    Re: Using verbal phrases to form solos

    This is a really interesting topic.

    I've had a look around for different kinds of "mouth music" and came across this video which has all kinds:



    http://www.folkstreams.net/film,173
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    Re: Islay Ranters reel set, name of first tune ?

    In case it's interesting, here's a video of Martin Howley of We Banjo 3, but playing mandolin here, demonstrating variations on Dinny O' Briens.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD-61uAuYRo
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    Re: Using verbal phrases to form solos

    In Irish and Scottish music there is lilting (called puirt ā beul in Scottish Gaelic), which is a kind of mouth music based on either wordless sounds made by the mouth or on nonsense words.
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    Re: DR 11 strings stockists Europe

    I got mine from stringsdirect, which is in the UK, so will most likely ship to Ireland.
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    Re: Fretboard Gazing?

    Just realized I hadn't followed through with this point, so:

    That's where it's different from touch-typing: a closer analogy is not looking at both the keys you're typing and the text you're...
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    Re: Fretboard Gazing?

    Just to clarify: I don't think anyone's being prescriptive about this. In my view, where one looks is just part of one's own approach to playing; looking away from the left hand/fretboard is not a...
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