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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    What they won't tell you is that colleges are businesses and they ignore individuals in favor of market trends. Proving that there are trends towards mandolin, (and this blog is one...) is your only...
  2. Re: Listen to CMSA playing "Magnificent Mountain" at the conventi

    A dramatic piece and it was captivating the whole way through. I noticed that the mandola part was in treble cleff, I suppose that's easier reading. (for me at least).
    Very cool.
    Thanks Phil and...
  3. Thread: Back in action

    by DougC
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    Re: Back in action

    Adian you can also have your own blog on Mandolin Cafe. It's not as popular as the general discussion or The Session but it is like your own website within MandolinCafe.
    Years ago, in the 90's, I...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    I wonder if Dana reads this blog?
    Mandolin Cafe is the ideal place to discuss the confluence between business and craft. As we are involved in both sides. Philosophy, business, practicality, muse,...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Does anyone know more about Pono ukele / octave mandolin business arrangements? I believe they are made in Indonesia.
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Am I the only one who thinks that if Dana makes a guitar then it is called a Bourgeois guitar?

    I'm pretty disgusted by the greed and corporate assumption of someone's reputation. (And if Dana...
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    Re: Article: New Music from Alex Heflin - Retro

    Wooo Hoooo! This has got me dancing around the room. Love the rhythm. Great cut guys! Carry on!
  8. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I suppose it depends on your situation regarding other instruments. I play (mandola) with one or two violins and it sounds great.

    Sometime I'd like to play(mandola) with a mandolin and...
  9. Thread: Dots or no dots

    by DougC
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    As a fiddle player, I'd suggest having no frets on a mandolin. Ha,ha. I agree with Bratsche that leaning over to see the dots on the fingerboard hurts your neck. However lately I have been studying...
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    Re: Calton case tip over fix

    Please explain how this works. My guess is that the nylon strap changes the angle of the hinge so that the wire link supports at a better angle, keeping the top upright and it puts the center of...
  11. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I've been working on chords. The thing I noticed last night was that the mandolin is small, and some four note chords really required some effort to fit my SMALL hands into place. That's not the case...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Smooth surfaces are easy to wipe with something safe like cleaning vinegar. Cloth in a gig bag is a bit harder but you can give it a lot of vinegar and set it out to dry. The UV light from the sun...
  13. Re: Choro das 3 - stolen instruments, mics, and tour gear

    Thanks so much Amy for posting the information.
    Here is a direct link to the fund raising page.
    http://https://www.gofundme.com/f/choro-das-3-instrument-recovery-fund
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    There is a 'twist' to this story in my case. And that is that I quit guitar in favor of violin about fifteen years ago. Last year I yearned for guitar again and bought a guitar. Now, I play mandola...
  15. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I love that term "vernacular learning". Since early childhood I could sing 'on pitch' and memorize tunes. My grandfather played 1930's jazz on piano by ear and could improvise like crazy. Obviously...
  16. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I learned the same way as Caleb and I'm sure a ton of other players have gone the same route. (O.K. I did have some choir experience in high school.) But my point is that inspiration and self...
  17. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Well, I agree. But not as emphatically as Mandobart. I Rob's defense I'll say that players without much experience only see the basic 'open string' chords. Basic patterns don't get you very far in...
  18. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I think that people who play a mandolin or guitar, or fiddle (for that matter), arrive at a point where they understand music enough to 'take on' the challenge of going from GDAE or EADGBE to CGDA. ...
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    Re: Tango - Piano and Mandolin

    I marvel at the quality of their arrangements. It reminds me a little of Contra Band arranging like Contratopia and others right here in Minneapolis; piano led arrangements of rhythm and melody...
  20. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I don't capo. (I don't tango either, ha ha). But on an OM at 5th fret a GDAE becomes CGDA, so yea, it becomes a mandola.
    Capo on the 2nd fret becomes one step higher G=A, D=E, etc.

    Roger...
  21. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I use my mandola mostly for melody lines and now I'm learning chords and bass lines. Although I have been doing bass lines on the mandolin for years in the range of violin which seems pretty silly...
  22. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    What is your experience with an Octave Mandolin after having a Mandola? I think I'd like one for many of the reasons mentioned, however scale length is a concern. (And I'm thinking of selling /...
  23. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    My favorite instrument, out of my personal collection of mandolins, fiddles, and a guitar is mandola. For me it is the right size and pitch range for accompanying my wife on violin and playing solo....
  24. Thread: eBay sales tax

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    Re: eBay sales tax

    If I understand that notice from EBay customers from Pennsylvania, Washington and Oklahoma have to pay tax and EBay will do the collections. That's a total 'flip' from requiring SELLERS to collect...
  25. Thread: eBay sales tax

    by DougC
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    Do you pay tax on Amazon purchases? It is just a matter of time before the whole internet commerce gets organized. It has nothing to do with politics. (Or do you want a flaming war about greedy...
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