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    Re: 12 sting bowlback

    And the 12 string mandolin is also sometimes called a "Sicilian" mandolin.

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-vintage-sicilian-style-flat-1529174752

    "originally it was used as a 12...
  2. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    Exactly! that's why it's harder than the other fingers.

    And of course there are double trills...trilled double stops. Hard to do without using all fingers.
  3. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    That's a good trick, a bit of left hand pizzicato.:)
  4. Re: Just removed my "Florida"...myself..with a coping saw...

    Can you send me the extra high range fretted section you removed so I can add it to one of my mandolins that lacks the upper notes? :))

    Signed, Never Had Pick Click
  5. Thread: Palm mute

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Palm mute

    I have an alternative opinion for those of us that play oval hole and bowlback and other non-F style mandolins, particularly with pointed less thick stiff but still "springy" picks and like the...
  6. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    The tune itself would help! But I got the impression that it was an A string D to E , and would work better than an open E.
    As you say, the tune is the key.
  7. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    The answer I'd give as a teacher is you need to practice the 3rd/4th finger combination to build strength and speed.

    That said, many players would probably shift and use the 2nd/3rd finger.

    If...
  8. Re: The mandolin is more than just a folk instrument

    It was an easy transition from Italy to the blues, evidently.
  9. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    Are there any bowlback mandolins that cost that much? :))

    Seriously, I'm lucky - I don't even like the F model, Gibson or anyone else's make.

    The most I paid for a mandolin is 2K for a custom...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    It looks like a fine little instrument.
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    Re: Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    I like the last one best!

    and would happily play any of them!

    nice to see REAL mandolins :cool::)):mandosmiley:
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Jethro Burns

    my uncle Gaspar Melito
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    Where I'm from it's a Sicilian celebration.
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    thanks for posting, all.
    I am surprised that there are that few of us, though, into the Italian thing.
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    How've you been?
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    St. Joseph's Day

    Hi fellow mandolinists!

    Today is St. Joseph's Day.

    Who's going to play some Italian music today?

    Tupa-tupa!
  17. Re: String-less Mandolin by Vinaccia, Vihuela & Larson Co.

    Yup, standard mariachi band vihuela.

    Tuned like the top 5 guitar strings but quite re-entrant, used to play chords mostly.
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    Re: Mandolin right hand technique

    I use all of the above plus movement in my finger and thumb too.



    You hand should be free-floating. It can touch parts of the instrument, but only as spacing, not anchored.

    You will hear and...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Several local music events have been cancelled, at least for the time being.

    Better to close the barn door before the horses escape.
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    Re: Very strange looking mandolin on eBay Italy

    That's a Balkan folk fiddle called a gusle.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gusle
  21. Thread: 3/4

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    Re: 3/4

    The Ballo Liscio folders that are on dropbox are full of great waltzes.
  22. Thread: 3/4

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    Re: 3/4

    some are in 6/8
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    Re: Any help identifying old Mandolin?

    It sure looks like a Regal or another Chicago maker.
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    Re: Learning to play the cura saz

    Often it is played solo, but it is also used in saz ensembles.

    It's not that new, I've seen them for at least 50 years. Supposedly it was often played on horseback in the old days.
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    Re: Learning to play the cura saz

    I'm happy to help. I've been playing sazes on-and-off for decades, and am hoping you have as much fun with the instrument as I do.
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