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  1. Thread: Round picks

    by crisscross
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    Re: Round picks

    Thanks Jim! The pick shown in the picture is called "Wolle". The music store Trekel offered their variation on the Wolle pick, the Trekel pick.
    Since I got one, I use it exclusively, even on my...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Thanks again for the recommandations! I posted a want ad for a Pono steelstring baritone in a German ukulele forum, but there were no answers. I also asked a German dealer, but he told me, that he...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Thanks for the answers folks!
    I had a look at Fletchers tenor guitars and they are a little outside my price range, I was thinking 1000-1500.
    I googled Martin 5-15 T and found only models from the...
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    High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I have two tenor guitars: a Blueridge BR 40-T and a Kala tenor guitar.
    As much as I like the Blueridge for playing chords in our little acoustic trio, it doesn't inspire me much to play melodies on...
  5. Midnight on the Water-10.Anniversary of my Pomeroy A2 Mandolin

    Back in 2009, I had Don Paine build me a Pomeroy A2 mandolin.
    It has become one of my favorite instruments.
    I especially like the sound it has with flatwound strings.
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  6. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #505

    And here is Mike Compton (among others) playing the Tombigbee Waltz:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMcjk0m_3fM
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    I also have a video of Ookpik Waltz on Youtube and I never had any problems:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfDhkuC0sqQ
    The sheet music is available for...
  8. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #504

    There is also a first setting with three measures of D in a row and a lttle different melody line:
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  9. PASSACAGLIA - Johan Halvorsen:Anna Maria Bagger/Evita Schlender

    Anna Maria Bagger is an able young classical mandolin player.
    She has recorded lots of videos for edition 49.
    Her latest video is a duet with Evita Schlender:
    ...
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Michael plays it the way it is notated, I just couldn't keep myself from adding a little tremolo to the longer notes.;)
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Another interesting site concerning contemporary mandolin compositions might be the German Pan-Verlag:
    https://pan-verlag.com/shop/noten/instrumentalmusik-mandoline/
    They print classics such as...
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    What Michael says about the guitar parts is true, the guitar accompaniment to the tune Face in the Crowd seemed quite challenging to me.
    Mandolin-wise, it is rather simple, but Barbara...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    At least, he plays Bach with that grip:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-OSqdspmPs
    By the way: Caterina Lichtenberg also has a non-standard pick-grip
    She doesn't plant her pinky, but her index...
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    Re: Microjazz for Mandolin

    Got to revive this thread I started almost 2 years ago: I bought the book, but I never managed to play something from it, so it ended up in a pile of unused sheet music books.;)
    But lately it was...
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    Re: Ektarina Skliar playing Asturias

    Fretting notes with the thumb is a common balalaika technique. It is taught in Mel Bay's balalaika method.
    She also uses that technique a lot on the domra. So, probably, that's a common domra...
  16. Re: Pavane (Fauré), arranged for two mandolins

    Very interesting version for 2 melody instruments, nicely performed.
    Thanks for the link to the score. I really like this Pavane, I found an easy version in a book with easy guitar duets.
    It leaves...
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    Re: First classical mandolin...

    There seem to be several ideas of what a good classical tone is:
    Most classical players prefer a rather brilliant sound, like that of the Embergher Alison Stephens played:
    ...
  18. Thread: TI strings

    by crisscross
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    Re: TI strings

    Here in Germany, TIs are not that expensive. And you can buy similar strings by Pyramid, Fisoma and Optima for even less money. I like them on all my mandolins.
    Here's how they sound on my Breedlove...
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    Re: Blue River Waltz sheet music

    I downloaded the sheet music for The Blue River Waltz and recorded it.
    In the version of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Molly plays the chords on a steel string guitar using flatpicking technique....
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    I have a Pomeroy A 2 that I really like. I can't tell you, how it compares soundwise to old Gibsons or Old Waves, but strung with flatwound strings, it sounds fine to my ears:...
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    Re: German folk songs

    Es, es, es und es is indeed very well known in Germany. It was even included in the recorder method book, I had to use as a child. But I had no idea what the lyrics were about at that time. It's a...
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    Re: Mid-Mo M1 on German E-Bay

    Thanks pheffernan, thanks Martin! I contacted the seller and am waiting for his answers to some questions concerning the age of the mandolin and the fretwear. But it sounds real good on Martin's...
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    Mid-Mo M1 on German E-Bay

    Currently, there's a Mid-Mo M1 mandolin for 499 Euros on German E-Bay....
  24. Re: Polish folk song for mandolin orchestra: "Szła dzieweczka"

    I really like this song so I searched for sheet music that I could play in a simple mandolin/guitar setting.
    I found a melody with guitar chords version at abcnotation com:...
  25. Re: Polish folk song for mandolin orchestra: "Szła dzieweczka"

    Beautiful song, nicely played!
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