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  1. Re: How do you think of the fretboard - closed patterns or just n

    All I know is that I look at the music (I play classical from sheet music) and my fingers know where to go. I don't really think of them as "notes by name" most of the time. It just happens. ...
  2. Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    To all who have posted such great observations: THANK YOU!!!
  3. Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Excellent thoughts - thank you. I'd come to similar conclusions myself but I thought perhaps someone had figured out "an illusion" of sorts to create the exact same effect. But alas there's no...
  4. Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    David - yes, exactly!
  5. Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Yes, an often misunderstood bowing technique particularly prominent in Strathspeys..
  6. Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Is anyone familiar with a particularly unique approach to creating the effect of a strathspey snap bow when playing a mandolin? Perhaps this question is better in the Celtic forum - not sure but I...
  7. Re: Best Oval Hole A Mandolins for Orchestra Playing?

    I'm curious if the group of L&H's you are referring to all were strung with Thomastik strings? Do you happen to know? Thank you.
  8. Re: Best Oval Hole A Mandolins for Orchestra Playing?

    I really love my Lyon & Healy Model A for classical. But honestly the mandolin that sounds the best to you; that has the greatest playability for you; that appearance wise really grabs you - that's...
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    Re: Metronome & flow

    My metronome is adroit at pointing out some of my really stupid misreadings of sheet music!
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    Re: Pick thickness - how to choose?

    I think thickness, pointedness, and bevel all interplay together. So you might like one thickness when there is a bevel or a point - and not like it when the point and/or bevel is different. So you...
  11. Re: Octave mandolin e-string general question

    Got it - although I had the impression that some strings are a much harder "carbon steel" vrs a softer "plain steel". Sounds like that is not the case for E-strings? If the only difference between...
  12. Re: Octave mandolin e-string general question

    Well we can laugh together - but your experience helps! The material is the same? Thank you!
  13. Octave mandolin e-string general question

    Don't laugh too hysterically at this one:
    I currently have an EJ80 .012 E-string on my 23" scale octave. If I experiment a bit, what factors (thickness and material) would shift in the direction of...
  14. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    As a newbie classical student I don't find it makes me "down pick-centric". It does make me acutely aware of the wonderful potential of judicious and thoughtful pick use on the music. I also find it...
  15. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    Great video - thank you for posting!
  16. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Yes, that's precisely it!
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    Re: Winding string loop ends for 1890 Vinaccia

    Ha! Another knitter - yes'
  18. Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    I'm curious if any of you who play classical music on an octave mandolin hold it in the position depicted here - with the neck angle at 45 degrees or much more? Just by accident tonight I held my OM...
  19. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    For many classical players it is absolutely a part of their technique and used when the music dictates its use. It is definitely not just a temporary learning tool. I have no idea about other genres...
  20. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I'm very curious if anyone on the Cafe owns the F5 Mary is referring to and would be willing to post pictures? Thank you.
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    I don't think it's a reflection of how "good" a player is; or that the player is a "beginner"; or anything else. Like picks; like pick grip; like strings; like mandolins - it's individual preference....
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    My experience is that the particular instrument you are playing may impact your choice of pick thickness. For example, I prefer a thinner pick for my bowl back. I suspect that most people will prefer...
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    My OM has a 23" scale and I have no problems with a floppy G string - or any other strings. Going to an OM from a mandolin does require a different approach to fingering but it's not really a huge...
  24. Thread: Hi Everyone

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    Re: Hi Everyone

    Welcome Eric. You will find that the Cafe is an unbelievably great resource for all things mandolin. The members are kind and generous with there knowledge.
  25. Gertrud Troster, Jiro Nakano sheet music

    I so much enjoy listening to Gertrud Troster's CD Nakano: Jewels for the Mandolin that I just wanted to make sure people were aware that music for these pieces is available on the SheetMusicPlus...
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