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    Re: Notation Software?

    I have Sibelius & MuseScore, Notion, but only use Notion now until I’m getting complex, when I switch to Sibelius by exporting a MusicXML file to it. I’ve completely abandoned MuseScore because it’s...
  2. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    i was wondering a similar thing, but not trying to get the cheapy to sound great; I was thinking that there could be a whole rabbit hole to dive down by purposely mis-matching sources and playing...
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    Re: Goichberg mandocello studies

    A few people on here have it, but I would be interested to get hold of a copy.
    I’ll contact the seller via the ad.
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Make sure you find out a definitive diagnosis of which overall type of arthritis you are dealing with. Rheumatoid there is still some interesting lotions and potions experimenting that can be done....
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    Re: Omnidirectional Mic through bass amp

    Keyboard amp would be best. Maybe try to trade the bass amp for a decent keyboard amp, which will cover the bass needs when you get sorted for a PA.
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Thanks for all the tunes Evelyn. I especially appreciated your help a few years back when getting some music sorted for my wee harpist friend. She’s no longer so little and off studying medicine now,...
  7. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    I like C, but I’m coming from a ‘cello background so running from bass through tenor into treble is very common for us.
    B seems like quite a mandolin orchestra thing to do and happens in a lot of...
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    Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I use the seasons to define my focus.
    Nothing ever gets left behind as everything is forced to bubble along by playing in a band, duo, fiddle orchestra & mandolin orchestras
    At the moment it is...
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    Re: Ceccherini photos

    It’s often to do with your browser tracking protection settings (in m case it’s Firefox). I figured out recently that some remote content relies on tracking to link within the forum posts. If you...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I learn stuff for our band, but find it handy to have the chord progression blocked out in case I blank for some reason, I just look over at it and am ready without having to ask . For the mandolin...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    I get this if I go too heavy on my mandoloncello. I put most of a set of the D’Adario MC strings on but use a lighter A, which seemed a bit backwards, but it was because the heavier strings needed...
  12. Re: Finished Notation for the Tab Addicted Mandolinsit Now What?

    Iíd build your reading practice into your overall routine so it ceases to be an isolated activity and becomes a tool you use to access other objectives. That way the motivation to learn to read...
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    Re: Abysmal Right Hand

    No I think thatís just something he suggests when people encounter difficulties with their stroke technique.
    Itís just a simple trick to get a good reference point for depth and a decent flat...
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Here you go..

    177898
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    Re: Abysmal Right Hand

    If youíre catching and getting a bit of a snagging effect itís basically because youíre too deep into the strings. As part of a warm up Chris Acquavella recommends sliding a piece of stiff plastic or...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    I’ve worked up a few, and the tunes work well solo, but to get the real effect I think you need to get hold of an intermediate mandolin and a proper ‘in you face’ guitar player. This lets you get the...
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    If Gibson were getting out of the in-house manufacturing model and thinking of franchising out to a selection of high end builders this is probably how they would approach things. Assert your rights,...
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    Re: Alternate cases for bowlbacks?

    A friend of mine uses model helicopter cases as they’re pretty inexpensive and a good size match for a bowlback
  19. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    Listen to the hi-hat and the snare for the framework, they seem rock steady. The rest is melody & decoration.
  20. Re: stores with bowlbacks (Amsterdam and London)

    https://hobgoblin.com/fretted-amp-stringed/mandolins/bowl-back-mandolins usually have a selection of 2nd hand bowl-backed mandolins & sometimes mandolas . They normally only list a selection of what...
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    Re: Case modification

    In my old cases I just peel back the old felt lining cloth near the required places.
    Then I slide foam inserts under that to make the shape required & reglue the covering where I’ve lifted it.
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    Re: Setting vs. Arrangement

    I normally refer to a setting in relation to words, action or artworks. ie they are set to music, so the musical setting is the bed or musical landscape you created to convey the words (play, lyrics,...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Many follow American trends this side of the Atlantic
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan good luck with the chemo etc. Cancer is a bugger. I remember from my brief encounter in 2009 how it just takes over your thoughts and everything seems to centre around the unwelcome presence. I...
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    Re: Microphone mute switch

    Another approach might be to get both set up and controlled using a mini mixer something like this....
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