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  1. Re: The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise for Tres Cubano

    Another different venture for you, Ondrej. Lovely chordal arrangement, but too short by far! Next one must be longer! Please!
  2. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    Great sound from that instrument! That recording by Justin reminds me very much of the early recordings Les Paul was making when he was experimenting with his multi-tracking on guitar.
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    Re: 1st position - 8th fret

    You could also try playing the F (3rd fret, D string) with your first finger, then A at 7th fret, 3rd finger, C on A string 3rd fret with 1st finger, High F at 8th fret on A string with 4th finger,...
  4. Re: Let Me Call You Sweetheart for Tres Cubano

    Very enjoyable arrangement and playing here, Ondrej. A departure, I think, from your usual? The guitar sounds really good and the sustain at the end is powerful.
  5. Re: I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    Incredible skills shown on both guitar and mandolin.
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    As Martin says, the higher octave string of the pair is around half the diameter or gauge of the lower octave string. You need string which is made to be tuned to that pitch - G3 rather than G2 in...
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    Re: Can anyone help with this please?

    Richard, I tend to agree with Jeff here re the soundboard. The three pieces seem not to be aligned symetrically in relation to the fingerboard, but it is hard to tell from a photo, and since the...
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    I have an app on my Android phone which has all sorts of facilities, including indicating the octave as well as the note. It has strobe tuning, manual tuning and lots of different instrument...
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    Re: A new mandola

    Beautiful, elegant instrument, Graham, and with loads of sustain - that last chord really rings out!
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    Re: Please critique my playing

    For a first video upload this is a very creditable performance. You are clearly not new to mandolin playing from the range of techniques you display here: very clean picking, moving easily around...
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    Re: Handcrafted PeeWee tenor resonator

    Great job, Steve. It looks the business! By the way, my avatar has me nursing one of my own-build tenors.
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    Re: Tab Converter Guitar - Mandolin

    Simon, if you use or might think of using MuseScore (free to download notation software) it can do what you ask here. I use it for all my notation needs and it can do so very much more than I use it...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I just posted this one on the SAW group earlier and thought I would put it here too. It is Blair Douglas's lovely tribute to all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. I...
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    Re: Warm up song

    If that's you just warming up Jill, I want to hear you when you are fully charged! Lovely bit of playing there. ;)
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    Re: King Of The Fairies

    Ranald, thanks for the posting of Five Hand Reel. It brings back so many great memories of the old Cornkister songs of the north-east, epecially the opening one - McGinty's Meal an' Ale - "They were...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Inspiring work, Graham. Beautiful figuring in the timbers too.
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    Re: Name that wood

    I used ash on one of my early instruments, about 15 years ago, John. Back and sides with a spruce top. I played it regularly then sold it to someone who heard it being played and liked the sound. ...
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    Re: King Of The Fairies

    Well played and a fine sound from that mandolin.
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    Sherry, when I record videos in which I appear on camera and play, rather than the ones where I have a soundtrack and separate photos or video clips, I regularly use my Tascam DR-05 recorder along...
  20. Thread: B7b9

    by John Kelly
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    Re: B7b9

    B7b9 and BMaj7b9 are two different chords, Tony. The 7th has a flattened 7th tone, so in B7 this would be A, whereas in BMaj7 it would be A# (as Journeybear has noted in his posting). In playing...
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    Another fine creation, Jo, and it sounds great too in the video clip. Those rosettes you create are always such lovely things. Is is tuned in 5ths, and what are the five courses?
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    Re: A recent pair of tenor guitars

    You produce such consistently excellent work, Nigel. As Harley says, your photography is also first rate.
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    What a thoroughly eye-opening and well-thought-outpiece of writing, Dagger. Hamish Moore speaks so much truth here. Thanks for posting this.
  24. Thread: New OM

    by John Kelly
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    Re: New OM

    Wat a beautiful instrument, Peter. I love that asymmetrical profile adn your choice of timbers; also the very understated decoration and finish.
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    Re: Joseph Joseph

    Another great ensemble performance. Fine blend of instruments and voice, and so reminiscent of the old Grappelli/Reinhardt sound.
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