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    Re: key of G: #G (0023) etc what does it mean?

    I think that the "#" signs are a formatting problem. They are from a 14-year-old post from EdSherry, and are used randomly throughout the post.
  2. Thread: Tuning up

    by David L
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    Re: Tuning up

    Use lighter gauge strings than you usually do, to ease the tension.
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    The discussion about "Sweet Georgia Brown" wasn't really about what key to play it in, but whether the first chord is the key or not. In the key of G, the first chord is E(7). In the key of F, the...
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    Re: key of G: #G (0023) etc what does it mean?

    Why is there a number/sharp sign in front of the G and D? It isn't being used as a sharp sign, because it is a g natural. Besides, if it was a sharp sign, it would be AFTER the G.
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    Re: Bridge digging into picking hand

    Slightly brushing the bridge is fine. Lightly touching the bass strings with the fleshy part below your thumb (unless you are playing those strings) helps mute those strings and keep them from...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I realized after I posted that it is "Stephan" Colbert, not "Steven".
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    Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    This week, Steven Colbert (A Tonight Show) had Sturgill Simpson as his musical guest. He has a new album of bluegrass versions of his songs. I wasn't very impressed with Sturgill, but his band was...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    The key of B (which is diatonic) cannot have a Bb, since you already use a B natural for the tonic. Phrygian dominant is not a diatonic scale, so does not follow the rule of not mixing sharps and...
  9. Re: a suggestion for not mutin you mando with your belly

    This looks like it would dampen the vibrations just like your belly. How does it not mute the back of the instrument?
  10. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    You can play any style of music on any type of mandolin. That said, there are certain tones that are generally thought of as more appropriate for certain styles. F-hole mandolins generally have more...
  11. Thread: Key of Bb

    by David L
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    Re: Key of Bb

    In the key of C, you will find Bb way more than Bb7.

    You also find the secondary dominant, which is D or D7. Sometimes a string of secondary dominants: E - A - D - G - C, or E7 - A7 - D7 - G7 - C
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Little Feat have a song on their Down on the Farm album called "Perfect Imperfection".
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    The G is a perfect fourth, not a "minor fourth", and definitely not an augmented third. As has been answered, it is often preferred because it is not major or minor.
  14. Re: Bach Cello Suites arranged for CGDA instruments/Octave Mandol

    Cello is tuned to CGDA. If you can read it an octave higher, you don't need an arrangement.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Don't mistake brightness for volume. They have a darker tone than many other strings.
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    Re: tuners for vintage bowlback mandolin

    It could also be that the actual tuner peg came loose from the shaft it is on. You have to take it apart.
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    Re: Freshgrass video- Everybody's Talkin'

    Yes, I saw him with Sierra Hull a few years ago. Amazing show.
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    I once saw Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) as a guest conductor with the KU band. He said, "These should be saxophone jokes, but since I usually work with orchestras, I'll tell them as viola jokes". He...
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    The pinky is the first finger if you start from that end.

    It is the most confusing changing from piano to stringed instruments, as the finger numbers change.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    There is a difference between mixing string gauges for different pitches and mixing string gauges in a paired course. Using heavy G and D with medium A and E won't cause any intonation problems, just...
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    Keeping the DUDU 16ths steady means that the eight notes are all downs.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Or is it that YOU have warmed up and opened up? Have you tried having someone else play it for an hour, then see how YOU sound?
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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    "Swing" is a tricky thing. Even in "swing" music, the ratio between the long note and the short note is variable. Faster tempos tend to have less swing (lower ratio) than slower tempos, but not...
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    Re: Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    Practice some open string exercises, first looking, and then not looking:
    (1 is the treble course, 4 is the bass course)

    4-3-2-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-4

    4-4-3-3-2-2-1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4 (both all down...
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    "Reading" and "sight reading" are two different things. "Sight reading" means reading and playing something (which you have never seen) for the very first time. Good sight reading includes playing...
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