Search:

Type: Posts; User: JeffD

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.27 seconds.

  1. Thread: Disappointment

    by JeffD
    Replies
    16
    Views
    1,069

    Re: Disappointment

    Dodged a bullet.
  2. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    If one were picking up the electric mandolin in order to be a loud mandolin and be heard better in the jams where one finds mandolin, I would strongly advise getting a good resonator mandolin...
  3. Replies
    80
    Views
    3,797

    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Playing in public includes performing, and jamming. I would much rather jam. I would rather play with friends than play for friends, or anyone, actually.
  4. Replies
    80
    Views
    3,797

    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Because you enjoy playing at home more.
  5. Replies
    80
    Views
    3,797

    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    The public would be hard pressed to identify which instrument in the line up is a mandolin, much less if it was a good one or not.
  6. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    This has been my experience as well.
  7. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    What kind of music do you play?
  8. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Love it love it.
  9. Replies
    80
    Views
    3,797

    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Because, on average, they sound better and can play better.

    Your question makes the tacit assumption that the only reason one owns a high end mandolin i to be seen with it. I don't think by and...
  10. Replies
    53
    Views
    2,804

    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Back in the day, (before the internet) monado-centric information and camaraderie were very hard to find. My life line was a publication called Mandolin World News. It came out quarterly and...
  11. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,023

    Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Here is another cool idea. As you walk during the day, hum a fiddle tune that you know or one that you are learning. Sync it up with your walking.
  12. Replies
    7
    Views
    744

    Re: Increasing Scale Exercise Speed

    Hmmm. Do you mean in playing or do you mean in practicing exercises.

    In playing, the music itself kind of tells you. Certain runs or riffs or combinations are just easier to play DUDU. Sometimes...
  13. Replies
    11
    Views
    720

    Re: Hearing Horns in Solos?

    I think it depends on the insurance company. Insurance companies focused on the needs of musicians will allow you to determine its worth, and establish the premiums accordingly. A non musician...
  14. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,023

    Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Listen for the beat in every piece of music you hear, in the car radio, on line, in the background in the elevator. Just try and find it and tap your foot, or your finger, what ever is appropriate,...
  15. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,023

    Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I find that while that is good, real good, often for me the foot tap wonders away from the actual beat, and I am following the foot tap. These days I am breaking my tapping habit a bit, and just...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    949

    Re: Practice Regiment Questions

    A friend of mine who I was encouraging on her musical adventure asked me what is the second thing. Another words, if you have already reconstructed your life so that you can get behind the instrument...
  17. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,562

    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    Just a crazy philosophical note about a budget. In business, especially in a large company, we commonly spend the whole budget, on the grounds that if we consistently came in under the big bosses...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,316

    Re: I Don't Know (But I Like It)

    That's wonderful.
  19. Thread: ToneRite

    by JeffD
    Replies
    33
    Views
    2,047

    Re: ToneRite

    For anyone wanting their mandolin awakened, I offer a service. Send it to me, and, for a fee of course, I will play it 8 to ten hours a day for for 10 business days.
  20. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,562

    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    I would add Lou Stiver. I bet you could find one for under 6K. They are wonderful.
  21. Thread: Learning Video's

    by JeffD
    Replies
    5
    Views
    530

    Re: Learning Video's

    I am a big fan of Skype lessons over videos. My teacher watches me and gives me feedback and suggestions and exercises to work on, right away.

    I guess it becomes harder to Skype lesson with the...
  22. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,992

    Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Just doing a free association, I am not sure I would have associated Bluegrass with Nashville anyway. Not in the present day.
  23. Re: I missed my Schmaltz! (or: virtuoso violin music on a 4-strin

    While the violin is arguably a more expressive instrument, it is hard. The violin does nothing for you. You are in charge of starting the note, you are in charge of stopping the note, and everything...
  24. Re: I missed my Schmaltz! (or: virtuoso violin music on a 4-strin

    I am not as familiar with the specific pieces you indicate but I do know the mandolin can do "schmaltz", both classical, light classical and jazz, and various dance genres. With appropriate tremolo...
  25. Thread: Song Writers???

    by JeffD
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,166

    Re: Song Writers???

    I have tried for years to write a tune that is interesting to play. While I haven't given up, I have lost all enthusiasm.

    It's a little like making your own beer or wine. Unless you have some...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4