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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    I mentioned it in another thread. I find the Mazas violin duets great material for violin / mandolin duets. I have had a lot of fun with Fifteen Duos Abecedaires, Op. 85 for Two Violins. Great fun.
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    I had an Eastwood five string emando. I sold it for a vintage Fender FM 60E semi-hollowbody five string emando.

    I had no specific problem with the Eastwood. It just felt "clunky" to me, in...
  3. Thread: mandolin tattoos

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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    :grin: :)) Yes!
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    Re: Mazas 12 Little Duets #1 Rondo

    Back when I was taking violin lessons I discovered Mazas duets. At a certain point in my lessons, year three I believe, it became obvious that my fiddle playing was not going to get much farther than...
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    I am a big fan of flat tops. With the exception of hard core bluegrass, flat tops can do it all. And it is no physical limitation, only the caprice of history that Bill Monroe picked a carved top F...
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    Having no other information I would prefer the Morris, all else being equal.

    But there are many options in your budget. Especially for a first mandolin. (You know you will buy another someday.)
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    Re: old timey challenge

    Oh and of course we cannot forget the Punch Brothers doing Church St. Blues, being discussed in this thread. What is important to this thread is it is an example of taking an old tune and made it...
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    Re: old timey challenge

    Look at this. OMG. I guess I am late to the party. You Are My Sunshine by a band called The Dead South. It brings out a darkness that has always been there in the "original" lyrics and but not...
  9. Re: New mandolin question. (eastman, the loar, richwood)

    At the expense of sounding kid of snippy, (my apologies in advance) let me go off a little bit on all the wonderful mandolin styles you seem to have passed over. You don't say what kind of...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    When you cut a blueberry muffin in half, it is not uncommon to find that blueberries make clumps here and there. I am not sure it means much in the big picture.
  11. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    My guess is you are striving for a regular volume, not some banjo killing volume with which to dominate a jam. I would think a properly set up and properly played 305 is perfectly capable of this....
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I don't practice because of the commitment. I hate commitment.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    I am not going to practice because I am only going to hurt myself in some other activity, woodworking, motorcycle, something, and not be able to play, making practicing now irrelevant and a waste of...
  14. Thread: Punch brothers

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    Re: Punch brothers

    For me, the thing is that this new version affects my interpretation of the song, puts the lyrics in a more desperate light, darker. So while I enjoy the original versions, I am not sure I felt the...
  15. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    There is a way to determine if a ToneGard will be of any benefit. Sit or stand facing into a corner of the room, like you were being punished. This way you hear more of what the audience hears. Play...
  16. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    One peg missing.
  17. Re: Basic Question: Vivaldi Concerto in D major RV 93

    I agree. It's your decision, unless you are playing in an ensemble, in which case it it needs to be unanimous.
  18. Thread: Punch brothers

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    Re: Punch brothers

    You have a good point there.

    And the general idea of taking old tunes and songs and making them relevant again is something I have been thinking and talking about for a while. See here.

    Some...
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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    I got a ton of help and advice from my brother, who is a long time electric guitar guy. He taught me a lot. And what I have discovered is that there is a lot of money that can be spent getting it...
  20. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    I may be wrong, but I remember reading somewhere that trills originated as an accommodation. It was a way to simulate a passing note on brass instruments that didn't have valves and so were not...
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    Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    Hang on a second. :disbelief: got myself confused. At 9 minutes 20 seconds he switches to a guitar with similar markings.

    I am going to say that it is a Fylde instrument or some custom made,...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    :))
  23. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    I would think a trill contains significant back and forth, where a hammer-on is just a grace note without picking the second note.

    The most recognizable trill is the beginning of the second note...
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    Re: Mando & Fiddle: The value of double stops

    That is the part I was never able to accomplish. :)

    I always thought I should have learned violin first, because violin, IMO, is a much harder instrument to learn and to become decent on. Good on...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    "whole in the headstock for hanging on a nail". Ahhhh.
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