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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Well that has blown my theory into the weeds; I always assumed it was made from unicorn horn.
  2. Re: Acoustic Mandolin plus electric tenor playing live kit questi

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    Actually just reading again why don't you just use the Aux in on the AER? that's line level and it has a line level output to go to your desk.
  3. Thread: Playing Solo..

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    Re: Playing Solo..

    I always thought Thiele really nailed it with his Dublin performance of "Another New World" by Josh Ritter, the early very spare accompaniment still manages to engage. There can be a temptation to...
  4. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    I've graduated from the large triangle to ridiculously pointy over the years.
    I shape my own as there's nothing out there in the shape I like, but I keep a load of more standard ones in my cases so...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    For me there is a bit of a social subtext to this one which definitely affects my attitude to things.
    Although we as instrumentalists may find it useful to make use of the guitarists left hand for...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    I'd go with the people saying to ignore the guitarists except to time the changes.
    Listen for the root note at the launch off or resolution of the phrase & you've got the basic key.
    Then it's down...
  7. Re: Help with time signature: Lankum - Old man from over the sea

    In the versions I can find it's in a slow cut-time. (2/4)
    here's the oldest I found so far, from "Musical miscellany" 1729

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    Re: Pelican Vault 730 as a Double Mandolin Case

    I've borrowed a 1680 and a 1650 from work and they fit a bowlback and archtop in their fibreglass cases with all the clothing for the trip. They check on as a Large suitcase and are a great way of...
  9. Thread: Holding Pattern

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    Re: Holding Pattern

    No. I play both standing or sitting on bowlback and archtop without having to alter my hold. I do not use a strap as there is no need with the hold I use. When playing as a soloist with orchestra I...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    until I started building chords on the fly using the method I linked above the most concise and logical kickstart I got was from Brad Laird's "Mandolin Masterclass" e book. ...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Frank Geiger came up with a very clear way to illustrate and remember any chord in any position for 5th tuned instruments.
    It's based on how the old showboat banjo players used to work things out on...
  14. Thread: Fret markers

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    Re: Fret markers

    position markers, (for your index finger) you don't need them all and it was quite common to only mark 3rd 4th & 7th on early mandolins
    2nd position marked at fret 3
    3rd position marked at fret 5...
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    Excellent news. Definitely keep networking and reaching out to as many established players, composers and their students as you can.
    You might want to check out Anna Shivazappa for further...
  16. Thread: Bowlback cases

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    Re: Bowlback cases

    Hi Jo, I think you could possibly look at just using short self-tapping screws to add straps. a single length of webbing might be most secure.
    To prevent inadvertent opening if you snag catches,...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I use the black Snark tuners on the bowed instruments. I have some red ones but I've found them more power hungry even though I never use the mic.
    Anyway the black ones are good enough for most...
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    Re: Replacement for TI 154Ms

    For fully flat-wound you could try the Dogal red tag flat-wound , or if you want a bit more oomph, you could try the flat topped Dogal HR136 set in 'forte', I had some of the mediums on a bowlback...
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    The exercises in Getting Into Jazz Mandolin will sort this out for you it's a MelBay book too
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    As you're coming at things without a teacher but already well versed in reading and violin playing I would recommend you use The Mandolin Companion
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    Re: Resonator Tenors...

    I keep thinking about getting a Del Veccio Dināmico




    not saved up the £800 + taxes that it would cost though....
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    Re: Truss rod or not?

    I asked Phil Davidson not to use one on mine so he sawed the block for th neck in two along it's length and sandwiched a 3mm carbon fibre plate in the middle. Then shaped the neck and dressed the...
  23. Re: Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    Yes I meant to lag that up Jim but forgot when it came to the actual post. It's just as hard to read from the real copy.

    They are quite a satisfying bunch of exercises, I can see why it became a...
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    Lovely bit of twiddling here...
  25. Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    I recently acquired a copy of "Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50" by George H Hucke from the BMG collection. As I hadn't seen a copy available I have scanned it and uploaded it...
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