Search:

Type: Posts; User: Simon DS

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    I use the Filmic Pro camera app. About 5 euros/dollars.
    About two years ago they had an option where the app could access raw data from the camera, not sure how that works, but the picture quality...
  2. Replies
    1
    Views
    245

    Re: Fernando Barroso: Bach on Bouzouki

    This is great! Thanks Jim.
  3. Replies
    36
    Views
    3,236

    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Another skill is understanding intervals.
    The gap between two notes on the keyboard will equate to a certain angle and distance on the fretboard.
    You can learn thirds (major and minor, above and...
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,035

    Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group week #515

    Come on now people, five MandolinCafe Citizens have voted so far.
  5. Re: New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    I’d add diatonic accordion and concertina to the list of musicians to listen to.
    The metronome or drum machine can be pretty good too.

    Also check out the Song A Week Social group here on the...
  6. Re: The Cretan Laouto – A Big and Great Sounding Instrument from

    Many thanks to mandoisland.com for this link:
    Wonderful!

    https://youtu.be/R6B20bAbVp0
  7. Replies
    36
    Views
    3,236

    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    To narrow it down further, in the first position:

    In notation any note that’s between a line will be played either open string or played by the middle finger.
    In notation any note that’s on a...
  8. Principessa and Tralee Gaol, Ashbury Octave Mandolin

    Bought this Octave about nine months ago now.
    Just starting to understand what she likes to do and what she doesn’t.
    (Other vids posted on the Song A Week social group)

    Tralee Gaol
    ...
  9. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,049

    Re: Happened to you?

    I have a cat that waits till I’m in the middle of a recording to decide that she wants to go out.
    I’m just beginning the B part and she walks to the middle of the room and sits down facing me, and...
  10. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,147

    Re: Strap recommendations?

    I weave on top of buckles or remove them to make the strap mandolin friendly.
    I have some old horse bridles too, very soft, they often throw them out at the big stables.
    One strap I have is for an...
  11. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,147

    Re: Strap recommendations?

    The waist band of an old pair of jeans makes a great mandolin strap...
  12. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,147

    Re: Strap recommendations?

    183331

    183332

    183333

    Old camera straps with black 200lb climbing cord and a slide knot is one idea.

    Another is using second hand shop old even damaged leather belts and cord.
    They are...
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,744

    Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    Sorry, typo, I meant to write, ‘I’m not sure about the question’.
  14. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,744

    Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    I’m sure about the question, but I’ve often wondered what Classical impro would be like. I guess it could be done using written variations or learned variations on a theme and using certain chord...
  15. Replies
    61
    Views
    4,732

    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Thoughts with you Dan.
  16. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,151

    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    Ha, ha, I thought the question was about a fret arm rest!
    -and putting your feet up, or laying in a hammock, does this benefit your technique?!
  17. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,151

    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    Everyone’s different, an armrest may help you maintain a ‘good’ posture, but what is sure is that to be able to play the mandolin then you’re going to need muscles.

    I’ve found that if I go for a...
  18. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,935

    Re: Biscuits and Gravy

    Thanks again, yes I can see that if I play the first four measures exactly the same except that every thing is one string closer to the sky, then same again but one string closer to the sky AND two...
  19. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,935

    Re: Biscuits and Gravy

    Many thanks Marc that’s a great tune for intro to the blues scale!
    The Tab would be sweet but in any case I’m going to try to learn it by ear with the YouTube slow downer.

    (Thanks of course to...
  20. Replies
    3
    Views
    306

    Re: Looking for a tune

    Tune a Week Social group:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?discussionid=6597&do=discuss
  21. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,806

    Re: Mandolin study

    Domra, nice!
    Can you post a photo and/or vid to the MandolinCafe Social Group?
    Quality not so important! All friends here. :)
  22. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,630

    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    So few resonators about?
    -why, there’s plenty of them on the Song a Week Social Group. :)
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?discussionid=6645&do=discuss
  23. Re: I need some advice on getting my first big Mandolin:)

    Nice to hear from MandoNina! :)
    Sorry I know nothing of Richwood, but good luck.
    I have an Octave mandolin now, it has a 20 inch scale length and I have to say it’s a lot of hard work once you get...
  24. Replies
    8
    Views
    831

    Re: Mando and guitar string question

    You can actually put extra heavy strings on a mando or guitar BUT you have to tune everything a fret, two or even more DOWN to get a total tension that the instrument can handle. The tone can...
  25. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,630

    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    Nice!

    Anyone kind enough to share TAB of Rich Delgrosso’s tune at the top of the page?
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4