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    Re: The Butterfly- My first mandolin cover

    Good stuff. One of my favorites.
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    Re: If picks could talk!

    I have a Red Bear H-SB that I love.
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    No pianist. LOL
  4. Re: Lyon & Healy model A - appreciated more every day

    Yes. I had one on my wishlist for many years and so when one popped up I was on it like white on rice. https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=10&attachmentid=79165

    I found it on the...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Yes. I always have my diabetes kit nearby, to measure my blood sugar should I draw blood. Never waste an opportunity.
  6. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    An alternate view:

    I purchased a mandola, (CGDA) and after more than a few years I discovered I wasn't really playing it. And it was a pain to carry to jam sessions and gigs.

    So I sold it.

    I...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I played in an orchestra where we were told last minute, on the stage, before the curtain opened, to tune to A=442.

    What surprised me was that nobody was surprised. Everyone seemed to have a tuner...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Just a side note, I have held many "string changing parties" where I put an old blanket on the dining room table, invite friends over, usually a mandolin or two, several guitars, maybe a 12 string,...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I would tune the strings that are out of tune. Just sayin. :)

    Seriously, when installing new strings for example, I always change one string at a time, remove - replace, next string remove -...
  10. Thread: Orchestra

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    Re: Orchestra

    Playing with a mandolin orchestra and or a chamber group has been some of the most wonderful and rewarding musical experiences in my life.
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    This is, to an extent, relevant.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXDL6_3gFu0
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    I think we are all prejudiced in our mandolin playing based on what our previous or first instruments were. The threads are choked with guitarists trying not to have a guitar accent on mandolin.
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    Please indulge my digression. If it does not apply, maybe it will help someone else.

    I have told this story a few times. Many years ago now, I started having extreme pain in my left wrist and...
  14. Re: Basic Question: Vivaldi Concerto in D major RV 93

    I disagree with myself. :)

    Listening to the videos posted by Eugene and Jim, as well as some others, I think for mandolin, plucking each note sounds more appropriate. There is a recording with...
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    Yes definitely. I find scales from any finger is a gigantically useful "thing to practice".

    And FFCP goes through this really well.

    197745

    All my respect to Ted Eschliman and the Four-Finger...
  16. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Please all, leaving a mandolin in the car is hardly ever if not never a good idea.

    I bristle at the idea of a mandolin, or any musical instrument being abused. Or even treated casually. I get...
  17. Thread: Gold Tone TG-18

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    Re: Gold Tone TG-18

    Bill McCall pointed out in a different thread regarding the tenth fret of a mandolin:

    Lowest note is G.
    Fifth fret on next string-G.
    10th fret on next string is G.
    15th fret on next string is...
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    I am not a fan of "there are no rules" really.

    I mean I accept the plain meaning of the statement, and of course we each own our instruments and can play them anyway we want. There are no rules...
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    I think a lot of the confusion was my awkward description. My apologies. It is so awkward to describe this and much easier to show.

    My fret number "assignments" only apply literally in first...
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    “I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, ‘denigrate’ means ‘put down.’”
    Bob Newhart
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    What is the difference between a banjo player and a US savings bond?


    The savings bond matures.
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    Re: Books About Mandolins

    It is a great book. It moved me to write this:
  23. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Its the equating that is the issue. :) One might, for example, just as inaccurately start with the mandolin, and say that the guitar is that larger deeper, boomier, more complicated cousin to the...
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    Re: "Eight More Miles to Louisville"

    I am going to have to agree with you.

    And to answer Willy back in 2013

    No more complicated than it needed to be. :)
  25. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    You are correct. And I ignored the guitar centric music, or music that has been played on or with guitar for so many years that its playing has been firmly adapted to guitar.



    I think that...
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