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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I’m a lefty who played fiddle the usual way for the usual reasons, but I am now exploring lefty mandolin due to multiple injuries. I’d be interested in pooling experience in a lefty forum or group....
  2. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Here is Ale Carr somehow magically transporting fiddle styling to the solo cittern:



    https://youtu.be/yWnj_Kxwt8g

    Check out anything by the duo Hazelius/Hedin on YouTube. EsbjŲrn Hazelius...
  3. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    I started on fiddle with the ASI Spelmanslag too, back around the turn of the century. I got interested when so many of the groups mentioned above used to converge on Minneapolis for the late, great...
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    Re: Where are the Eastman OMs?

    There's a used one on Ebay right now for $600. There are five or six new ones on Reverb.

    https://tinyurl.com/voszp7h
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    Re: Why do I want this?

    I’m a lefty and I don’t see it listed under CBOM. I wonder if it already got snapped up? (Story of my life ...)
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    Converting Trinity College OM to lefty?

    I am a beginner looking for an entry-level OM and need to play left-handed. If I had any sense I would just buy an Eastman lefty OM off the shelf, but I prefer the richer sound and shorter scale of...
  7. Re: Weber Gallatin F weight & action vs. other entry-level mandol

    Interestingly, I’ve visited two good fretted instrument shops in the last two weeks, and according to the shop owners converting various A styles isn’t quite such a breeze as people make it sound...
  8. Re: Weber Gallatin F weight & action vs. other entry-level mandol

    I am a lefty who was hoping to play mandolin as an honorary righty as I used to do with fiddle, but I am going to have to play lefty due to injuries. (I’ve already switched over on fiddle.) It looks...
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    Re: Tips for hambo and mazurka

    The differences between the tune types are all due to the different dances they go with. If you see and play along with dancers, you know what to do. If you actually live in Saint Paul MN, the local...
  10. Weber Gallatin F weight & action vs. other entry-level mandolins

    I am a newbie looking at entry-level mandolins. I tried a Northfield Calhoun this past weekend and it was surprisingly heavy, with huge thick strings. My friendís Kentucky is much easier to play...
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    Re: New to mandolin

    I am in the same position as GrantP, including being a lefty. After spending much too much time listening to mandolins on the Internet, I drove across the state to a well-stocked music shop yesterday...
  12. Thread: More Nordic?

    by Trubadur
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    Re: More Nordic?

    ETA Oops, just saw the other thread on Hardanger and see that you have already joined HFAA. Anyway I really recommend them.

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    Have you checked out the Hardanger...
  13. Thread: More Nordic?

    by Trubadur
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    Re: More Nordic?

    I play Swedish fiddle and am just starting out with the mandolin. If I wanted to learn Nordic tunes on mandolin I would turn to Magnus Zetterlund. He teaches a group of Nordic tunes on his YouTube...
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    Re: Public service anouncement

    The OP's timing is perfect, since I'm shopping for my first mandolin but have already cycled through several of the Want phases even though all of that is far beyond my budget, knowledge or...
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    How to find a lefty OM?

    I am an amateur fiddler just beginning my mando journey. Iíve settled on the octave mandolin and am trying to figure out how to find a left-handed instrument with a short scale. I was originally...
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