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  1. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    If I'm going to include a drummer's note, I could simply say "12/8 version of the Purdie Shuffle".
  2. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    I don't think that there's anything extremely tricky going on at 0:48 – it's just a bar with a syncopated bass drum placement, dividing the nine 1/16 notes of the beat into 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-5.
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  3. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    I agree with everything rcc56 has to say (and thanks! :) This was the direction I was hoping this thread would take).

    The only thing I'm strongly holding onto, alone it seems, is this: Drummers...
  4. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    I agree, finding the backbeat by listening to the video is no challenge, but I'm going the other direction – inductive vs. deductive etc.

    I'm trying to figure out how I'd write, for example, a...
  5. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    A chart written in 6/8 doesn't tell a drummer where 2 and 4, the backbeats, are.
    A chart written in 12/8, even one with no drum notation, does.
  6. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    To me, the need to have the backbeat on 2 and 4 dictates the time signature – writing the tune in 6/8 would only have the backbeat on 2 (the fourth eighth note of the bar).

    I experimented with...
  7. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    I'd write it in 12/8 (the backbeat's always on "2" and "4", which, in 12/8, actually means 4 and 10, kinda),
    except,
    12/8 implies straight 16th notes (meaning, twenty-four 16th notes per bar) –...
  8. Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjdPRl8DM70

    What time signature would you write this in?
  9. Re: ultra-mini battery/travel rig for electric

    I used the Orange Crush Mini on tour for years, with satisfying results.
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    Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    Thumbs up from me for the POG.

    I'm a serious electric mando player (it even pays the bills!), but my only experience with the POG was accompanying an Irish Trad gig (that couldn't find a guitarist...
  11. Re: 4-string emando, what’s the best out there?

    I've owned about twenty electric mandos in my time – the one in my avatar, made in Japan by Acoustic World, is by far the best of 'em.
  12. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    I'll chime in here with absolutely nothing to add to the discussion :) simply because that's an Acoustic World electric mandolin in my avatar, and maybe to add that, out of the 20 or so electrics...
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    Re: If you only knew it back then...

    No huge revelations, but hundreds of little "Whoa, that's easier!"s.

    This week's: I've been playing a Mann SEM-5 in an air-conditioned theatre for a year and a half, playing five tunes in an hour...
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    Re: If You Were Famous . . .

    I thought the whole point of using my real name was to become famous.

    :cool:
  15. Re: Thoughts on getting a country sound with an electric mandolin

    A good compressor (like a Keeley) would help out a lot.

    Keeley also makes a powerful clean boost pedal – that would help with overdriving your amp's preamp tubes, and might sound more natural (and...
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    Re: Mandolins in Heaven ?

    The way I figger it, mandolinists will be hanging out with mandolinists, or grassers will be with other grassers, and ya, accordionists will be with the accordionists, and we'll all be thinking that...
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    Re: Robot Mandolin Player

    I don't think that robots playing "with feeling" is all that unachievable. My day gig is playing the piano, but it's a digital piano I'm using – I've recorded my parts (in case I'm out sick or...
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    Re: Metronome app

    Ron Fleckner's metronome (maybe only for macs?) has a timer – I tried entering .1 minutes, and it obeyed. You'd have to do the math to get exactly two bars, or you could just settle for the metronome...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    Ya, prior to me naming the chord (and in doing so, giving it the full weight of European music theory), it was just sounds which my brain tried to organize into a triad. Prior to that, it was midi...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    How would this thread have evolved if I had started out with "Here's a two-chord tune: 172115
    What's the name of the second chord?"



    We all think that way – I think that I boxed us in, in the...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    I didn't write it, but I did compose the electric mando part (or at least arrange – I'm pretty much just doubling the horn line, trying to add a rock vibe, something alive and breathing) after the...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    Thanks, Dave.

    I apologize for the time-zone differences – I can't imagine that this is something that one wants to hear when they first wake up. ~o)
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    Well, because it's not an Ab2 (or 9) – it's an Abm triad, there's a Cb in the chord.

    The Cb is really the note being discussed here. I'm inclined to agree with DavidKOS – call it a Cb when it...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    Here's the tune – it's nowhere near as musical as you guys are imagining it :). It's from a Globe of Death (motorcycles in a cage) act.

    The form is a little different from the somewhat...
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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    What melodic content there is, after a few repetitions of just the chords, kinda stays in Cm, sometimes clashing with the Abm.

    I'll upload an mp3 of the section in question tomorrow (it's pretty...
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