Search:

Type: Posts; User: crisscross

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    582

    Re: Hector the Hero

    I also love this tune.
    There are versions in 6/8 and in 3/4.
    I had played it as a slow waltz in A.
    If I remember right, I had tried to do the tremolo in groups of six:
    ...
  2. Re: Strings gauges for 21" scale tenor guitar

    Thanks for the string gauge recommandations! Today I tried to replace my thin sounding 010 a-string with an 011-inch one to fatten up the sound a little bit. It broke when I tried to tune it higher...
  3. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Thanks again for your thoughts. Well, first of all, I've got to decide whether a tenor guitar is so important to me, that I will spend the money for a handbuilt tenor guitar. Until now, tenor guitar...
  4. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I was thinking about having a tenor guitar built by Fletcher, Foster or Girouard. All their videos show tenor guitars tuned in GDAE.
  5. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    That goes without a question, but I have some doubts whether the above mentioned tenors are built to handle CGDA tuning or whether they unfold their full potential only tuned GDAE.
  6. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    As decent as my Kala sounds played with a thick pick on the lower three strings, I'm simply not able to coax such a kind of tone from the high A-string.
    That's why I think of an upgrade sometime in...
  7. Replies
    3
    Views
    243

    Re: Unknown Suzuki bowlback (MR-300)

    I'm no expert, but I've noticed, that the MR-Suzukis have a solid headstock with a Martin-like logo, whereas the M-Suzukis have a slotted headstock.
    I had a M-60 rosewood mandolin, that was OK for...
  8. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I tried to work a bit on my end of the tone production. I bought a very thick pick made of casein and played with the rounded edge sul tasto in order to get a more mellow tone. Maybe I'll get some...
  9. Thread: Round picks

    by crisscross
    Replies
    20
    Views
    1,037

    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...
  10. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    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...
  11. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    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...
  12. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,806

    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...
  13. 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.
    ...
  14. 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
  15. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,003

    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...
  16. 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:
    179353
  17. 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:
    ...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,416

    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.;)
  19. Replies
    38
    Views
    3,259

    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...
  20. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,416

    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...
  21. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,834

    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...
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,416

    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...
  23. Replies
    9
    Views
    697

    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...
  24. 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...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,161

    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:
    ...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4