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    Introducing "Phebe"

    Neapolitan mandolin I've just finished restoring, made by French maker Jerome Thibouville-Lamy under the "Phebe" brand. Main repair was to straighten out the top where it had distorted under string...
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    Re: Mandolin lessons

    All good suggestions. I also believe that Barry Mitterhoff is actively teaching in Scotch Plains. He is a superb teacher in many different genres.
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    Re: Mandolin lessons

    I live in central NJ and took lessons for a few months with Richard Stillman. He is very versatile and professional in his approach. It was an hour drive and I had too many other commitments to keep...
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    Folk Project Fall Festival - New Jersey

    This will be my first time attending so I do not know much about it, but it looks like a blast.

    http://www.folkproject.org/festival/Festivals.shtml
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    Re: What the heck is "woody sound?"

    Woody is the sound you get when you strike a hollow log -- now imagine a mandolin making that sound. That's it!

    No? OK then listen to a marimba....it has a woody tone IMO.

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    Re: What the heck is "woody sound?"

    People may not agree what "woody" means, but I think they mostly agree that this is "woody"...



    "Woody" tone is usually a characteristic of tone-bar braced mandolins with f-holes. It often...
  7. Re: Am I Too Old To Start Playing An Instrument Now?

    Many folks on this site didn't start until well into their 50s or 60s. As the old saying goes, ten years from now you can be 10 years older, or 10 years older and a mandolin player. Besides, 36 is...
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    Re: Scales from a trumpet player

    Of course you can. Notes are the same on any instrument.
  9. Re: Looking for MP3s of mandolin playing Irish/Celtic tunes

    Your best bet is the Cafe's Song-A-Week social group, which has recordings of most of the standard session tunes (and many non-standard ones), played at different speeds and skill levels -- and if...
  10. Re: Looking for MP3s of mandolin playing Irish/Celtic tunes

    Maybe you'll find these to your liking.


    http://mandolinsessions.com/?cat=8

    The price is right. :)

    Be sure to look at the back issues.

    Mike
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