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    Re: Mandolin Music in NYC?

    Andy plays a F5 made by Will Kimble.
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    Re: Flying Fourth Finger

    Sherry, I think Henry was just saying that he considers that to play the melody for I am the very model of a modern major general in Eb is a finger buster.

    A "finger buster", as used in this...
  3. Re: Article: Pava A5 Pro Mandolin Giveaway Starts April 13

    I will enter but I will be a no win ! I was in Lions Club for twelve years with 16 members and with two meetings per month we had a 50-50 drawing at each meeting and I never won even once ! :) I did...
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    Re: distracted driving

    One time I was so surprised by an idiot cutting me off in traffic while driving that I dropped my game-boy in the bowl of ramen noodles I was eating...
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    Re: distracted driving

    If I wrote what I'm thinking, I'd get in trouble. So I'll restrict myself to thinking it.
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    Sarcasm on Threads

    *More and more frequently a member will reply to a thread, "Why doesn't the OP do a search of prior threads to determine if the topic has already...

    Read this blog entry...

    This entry posted in...
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    Italian Mazurka: Bambina Mia (1919)

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    Arranged by Joseph Gioè
    Published by O. Di Bella Music, New York, 1919

    This is an Italian-American mazurka published in 1919. Like most of these ballo liscio dances, it was...
  8. Oscar Straus (1907): "Ein Walzertraum", Viennese waltz

    Oscar Straus (1870-1954): Ein Walzertraum (A Waltz Dream)
    Mandolin arrangement by Luigi Canoro, c. 1920
    Published by Di Bella Music, New York

    Oscar Straus was a Viennese composer of operettas...
  9. Thread: Slurs

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    Re: Slurs

    Sure you can do slurs on the mandolin. For example: Your mandolin is so ugly it could be a banjo. or Where did you get that mandolin, from theh ugly instrument shop?

    I'll go to my corner now.
  10. Thread: G7+5

    by stevedenver
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    Re: G7+5

    G7 with a raised fifth, ie "+" means augmented

    G7 is 1-3-5-b7
    G, B, D, F

    G7+
    G, B, D#, F

    Wow beat me to it!
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    Re: G7+5

    Add a D# instead of the D to the chord..

    The plus 5 means #5

    The whole chord would be G B D# F

    If you’re new to this, just play a regular G7 and it will most likely be fine! And much...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    At a festival one year a guitar playing friend of mine told me there was fellow in a jam that was playing a Collings and he said that I just had to hear it, I didn`t get around to it that day but...
  13. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Manjoman, if you are wanting to play classical or even other music you are much better off learning standard notation. There is a whole world of sheet music out there plus you are not limited to...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Yes, a shirt with Collings Mandolin
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    :)):)):))

    Hilarious. I only wish I had time to find some of Scott's responses to how often someone comes along with the same spiel about virtually every brand of mandolins ever built. It always...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Sarah Jarosz's sounded amazing when I saw her live last year. As did her Clark GBOM, her frailing banjo, and her flattop. She's not current playing bluegrass, IMHO, but she used to, a lot, and it...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    Sherry, I've been playing for roughly 2 1/2 years, bought my Collings last fall and don't regret it in the least. If the price is good, you've played it and like it, and you can afford it, go for it...
  18. Alessandro Marinelli (1865-1951): "Sérénade" (1912) with score

    Alessandro Marinelli (1865-1951): "Sérénade" - Allegretto scherzoso
    Pezzo obbligato al Concorso Internazionale Mandolinistico di Bergamo 1912

    This romantic serenade for mandolin orchestra was...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    For A models: MT, MT-O, MT2, MT2-O, MT2-V

    For F models: MF, MF-O, MF Deluxe, MF-O Deluxe, MF5, MF5-O
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    Re: Collings Social Group

    Ray, I posted a response to your question. Also you might do a search on the forum about mandola strings. Lots of good info in a few threads.
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    Re: Collings Social Group

    How do you set it up to get notifications? In the groups, I can find no way whatsoever to get any notifications of any kind, of new posts. The groups seem to be running on different software (or...
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    Re: Collings Social Group

    Even if it is a question that is of unique interest to Collings owners, it makes sense to me to ask it in both the social group and out here in the open. I am a Collings owner who does not frequent...
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    Instruments, Cost & the Placebo Effect

    I was talking to a friend earlier today who liked my humble Kentucky KM-272, but wondered about some of the changes I have been making to it. After looking over its new fittings, he said, "How come...
  24. Thread: Mandolin Mute?

    by CES
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    Re: Mandolin Mute?

    Also, I can’t pull volume out of a Dawg or Golden Gate style pick, so classical capo + my Golden Gate may actually work well for me...not so well for those who love/use those picks...
  25. Thread: Mandolin Mute?

    by CES
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    Re: Mandolin Mute?

    An elastic classical guitar capo, which tend to be inexpensive, wrapped around the bridge and touching the strings lowers the volume substantially. Maybe not enough, but I’ve done this on my banjo to...
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