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  1. Tutorial - How to play "Bistro Fada" from "Midnight in Paris"

    Hey it's been ages since I've been on here. Life and stuff.

    The sheet music is here: https://imgur.com/a/mzqjqzF


    https://youtu.be/mVEhl9VUB_k
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    Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    This prelude was intended for a 5-string cello. I use the viola arrangement by Milton Katims and play it on my Buchanan 10-string.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/bach-d-major-cello-suite-prelude
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  3. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
  4. Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPfDrACb-M

    Tab
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm now halfway done with my New Year's Resolution! Things get super hard next movement though. There may be a couple weeks before I record. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/MPY4dQjk2qc
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Suite 3 Bourrée is done! Hopefully the Gigue will get done this Saturday. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/L0nBJERPgXs
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    Happy 101st to Pete Seeger

    Here's a little backyard picking 'n singing in honor of Mr. Pete Seeger, with my sweet songbird wife and partner Susie Burke. Pretty nice day today up here in ME, and I hope you enjoy the song and...
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    Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Hello, greetings from Spain! We are on the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown, and with lots of time in my hands I'm practicing my arrangement of Bach's cello suites for mandolin. Here is a little...
  9. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8_Dvo2lYDk

    How do you embed a video on here?
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    A new prototype mandolin

    One of my projects over the next year or so is building a mandolin quartet, maybe even a couple. I am not sure what is going to happen to them once they are built, but we will see what happens. I...
  11. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    Many beautiful songs and dances are put together in this wonderful semi-opera or masque “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell (1692). I’d like to play them all.

    I got at least one of them arranged...
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    Out of the half-dozen or so of these type of instruments (not made by Goldtone) that have come in to our shop I have yet to see one that was playable in any sort of appreciable manner. They were...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have my grandmother's name stamped on the tailpiece of my Collings. Sort of commemorates her as when she passed away, she sent a little bit of cash my way that I used to fund the purchase. Since...
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    Electric/Acoustic Session King Tenor

    Here is a Session King with a single coil pickup built into the end of the fretboard. Wish I'd taken a photo...but it has three pole pieces (inbetween the strings)

    Ian recorded it plugged in, then...
  15. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Hey Joe,

    I was just playing my short-scale Weber OM through my Schertler Guilia, using Schertler's stick-on pickup. This is not really the set-up I was thinking about in my earlier comments. ...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

    Mick
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    So much manufactured outrage! I watched the video and frankly it doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me. Gibson will talk big, and will enforce what it is legally able to enforce. What it can not...
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    Regal Octophone - vintage photo

    Every so often I buy a vintage photo and I found this one the other day. The image of the boy in his new looking but oversized hat and coat (perhaps bought large to grow into?) makes it worth having...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    If you have a music/microphone stand you might want to check out String Swing:

    https://www.stringswing.com/product/cc04uk-mic-music-stand-ukulele-mandolin-hanger

    They also make ones that you...
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    Reverb tuner on sale

    $4.25 w/free shipping

    https://reverb.com/item/204704-reverb-clip-on-tuner
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    I just went to Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s website, and ordered a pdf and printed version of Ashokan Farewell. Feel good about supporting such a wonderful tune. They have a lot of great tunes for...
  22. Overture from 'King Arthur' by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    Overture to the semi-opera 'King Arthur' by Henry Purcell
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur_(opera)

    Arranged for mandolin orchestra

    In the form of Introduction and Fugue
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    Magic Fluke Flea Mandolin

    Hello all! Has anyone gotten around to trying out the newish Magic Fluke Flea mandolin yet? Curious to hear feedback on this one... Might make a good traveler? Thanks!
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    If the issue persists with new strings, you could check whether the strings in each pair is exactly at the same height at the bridge and nut. I have a slight issue at the lowest course with my...
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    Hi Joe,

    You've done what I would have done to start: get a new set of strings. Old strings can be a source of a lot of weirdness.

    Have you had the instrument set up?
    Have you determined if...
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