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  1. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    I often associate wet tuning with classical mandolins.
    -the string pairs are not exactly the same pitch, but have a precise difference.
    It can sound beautiful.
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    Better than a metronome

    Well, over here we’re back into a complete lockdown again. I’ll see my daughter in a month’s time. So to cheer me up, and hopefully you guys too, here’s an hour of merry accompaniment.
    And please...
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Nice tune and finger movements on the tune at the beginning too.
    I like that reasonably well known people take the time to record vids just to help the mandolin community.
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    I lose picks because my cat is no good.
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    Re: How low (temp) would you go?

    At one time in my now long life I lived outside for three years. Some things I learned:

    -Temperature between +5C down to zero is the worst. Between zero and -8C is actually quite nice.
    -Wear...
  6. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song A Week Social Group Week #534

    Lots of renditions of this one, I found these two

    https://youtu.be/bOjXjw4ZJA0


    https://youtu.be/LWhr8eFW2Yw

    And just to make the vote really difficult, here’s the third choice:
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    I play the Ashbury Style E32 Octave Mandolin, scale length about 20 inches. I love it. Check some of my vids.

    I did play the Rathlin 415 mm scale length while I was deciding on what to buy at a...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    -oh, no! Thanks, that reminds me of my dilemma.
    Buy a nice mandolin or buy a paraglider!
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    This is more of a psychological viewpoint on learning
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-regulated_learning


    ‘In particular, self-regulated learners are cognizant of their academic strengths...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    They’re probably like old cars, the more you work on them, the more you like them.
  11. Re: "The Peacock's Feathers"// 2005 Gibson A9

    Well played, great tune and looks like a lot of fun to play too. Thanks.

    The version I play is one of the (very) minor variants.
    A darker winter tune, colder and medieval.
    -I like your version!
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    Re: Ginny and the Teepee by Eoin Duignan

    -yes, but I really like the tune, and especially that style of mandolin playing.
    Maybe it was some sort of theatrical allusion to the name of the band?


    https://youtu.be/nU-dieltOQs
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    Ginny and the Teepee by Eoin Duignan

    https://youtu.be/0XZcNZI5cH0

    Can someone please tell me what the third performer was doing in this vid?
  14. Re: A Mandolin & Octave Mandolin duet: Big Hands

    Great tune, thanks. Now if only I could work out all those double stops and chord progressions... :)
  15. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Very general question, and I’m not sure what ‘really learning’ means but I‘ve just begun having a go at standard notation (again).
    TAB usually inspires me, I love it, can’t get enough of it.
    One...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    I think theyíre quite beautiful, but be aware that if you put one of those in a case and go out to the park then youíre going to need a Concealed Carry Permit.
    The good thing though is that you...
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    Re: Ways Like A Crawfish

    Great playing and fine blues singing, thanks for posting this. I like the blues riffs too.
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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    Here’s a Ronroco
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  19. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I seem to remember reading a while ago that a 40,000+ year old flute had been found. It was made from a vultureís wing bone had what some scientists believe were notes inscribed onto it. A tune....
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    Yep, any excuse to post this one.
    If you put the YouTube setting on 50% speed then you may notice that Mike Comptonís using downstokes for the eighths, and itís already really fast,.
    The triplets...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    Yes, agreed, it can help to narrow the technique, and get through the wall. Basically, your top tremolo speed is probably your top possible speed for tunes.

    Another trick, connected to Mark’s...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    Thanks for posting this Sherry, I think it’s an important lesson. Here’s the quite well known now vid on tremolo.


    It’s an exercise I don’t do often enough, after about 25 minutes of practice...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I absolutely love F style mandolins.
    And the more people that agree with me the more the price of A style mandolins will drop. Thank you very much, I don’t mind if I do!



    How about:


    ...
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    Re: Snakehead vs. Paddlehead

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    -I’m thinking icecream.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mandolin++headstock+shapes&t=ipad&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images
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    Re: Finding shops in California

    Looks like you have to phone in for an appointment.
    https://www.gryphonstrings.com/appointment/
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