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    Re: 8 string Uke

    Plenty loud for a uke. Really fun to play. The high low courses on the lo end work similar to 12 string guitar. Works well for playing melody because of the volume and tone across all strings. I...
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    Re: 8 string Uke

    I have one - an Eddy Finn model with a neck that's 1.75" wide - like a guitar.
    I have it strung up with certain gauges of silk'n'steel strings and play it as a downtuned mandolin.
    It's been...
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    Blues w/slide

    I almost never play mandolin with a slide...had a student ask me about it, and quickly recorded this little ditty as a demonstration. Doesn't sound as bad as I thought it would:)
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I've always heard this movement as "The Official Start of the Second Half of Bach's Cello Suites." Obviously, by movement count, it's several movements past the midway point, but to me the character...
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    Agreed on the Pro Plecs. If you don’t like the Dunlops, hit me up and I’ll buy them from you.
  6. Thread: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    by RobP
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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    These are my fav as well.
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    "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    I am a musician with 39 years of experience ... About couple months ago started to play mandolin. what a wonderful instrument !

    It is my first arrangement for mandolin!:)
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  8. Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    Finale (the free version)
  9. '30 Epiphone Tenor - Mansion on the Hill

    Instrumental take on Hank Williams' Mansion on the Hill. Tuning on the tenor is CGDA

    https://youtu.be/WJ098MaZstE
  10. Tutorial - How to play "Bistro Fada" from "Midnight in Paris"

    Hey it's been ages since I've been on here. Life and stuff.

    The sheet music is here: https://imgur.com/a/mzqjqzF


    https://youtu.be/mVEhl9VUB_k
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    Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    This prelude was intended for a 5-string cello. I use the viola arrangement by Milton Katims and play it on my Buchanan 10-string.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/bach-d-major-cello-suite-prelude
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  12. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
  13. Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPfDrACb-M

    Tab
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm now halfway done with my New Year's Resolution! Things get super hard next movement though. There may be a couple weeks before I record. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/MPY4dQjk2qc
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Suite 3 Bourrée is done! Hopefully the Gigue will get done this Saturday. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/L0nBJERPgXs
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    Happy 101st to Pete Seeger

    Here's a little backyard picking 'n singing in honor of Mr. Pete Seeger, with my sweet songbird wife and partner Susie Burke. Pretty nice day today up here in ME, and I hope you enjoy the song and...
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    Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Hello, greetings from Spain! We are on the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown, and with lots of time in my hands I'm practicing my arrangement of Bach's cello suites for mandolin. Here is a little...
  18. Thread: Live From Home

    by PVia
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8_Dvo2lYDk

    How do you embed a video on here?
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    A new prototype mandolin

    One of my projects over the next year or so is building a mandolin quartet, maybe even a couple. I am not sure what is going to happen to them once they are built, but we will see what happens. I...
  20. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    Many beautiful songs and dances are put together in this wonderful semi-opera or masque “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell (1692). I’d like to play them all.

    I got at least one of them arranged...
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    Out of the half-dozen or so of these type of instruments (not made by Goldtone) that have come in to our shop I have yet to see one that was playable in any sort of appreciable manner. They were...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have my grandmother's name stamped on the tailpiece of my Collings. Sort of commemorates her as when she passed away, she sent a little bit of cash my way that I used to fund the purchase. Since...
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    Electric/Acoustic Session King Tenor

    Here is a Session King with a single coil pickup built into the end of the fretboard. Wish I'd taken a photo...but it has three pole pieces (inbetween the strings)

    Ian recorded it plugged in, then...
  24. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Hey Joe,

    I was just playing my short-scale Weber OM through my Schertler Guilia, using Schertler's stick-on pickup. This is not really the set-up I was thinking about in my earlier comments. ...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

    Mick
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