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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I have used Thomastik-Infield mediums exclusively on my 1906 Gibson F2, 1927 Gibson mandola, and 1908 Gibson mandocello for over two decades.
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    While describing them as "each chord is the 4th of the previous chord," is accurate, what is important is this: Each chord is the 5th (dominant) of the next chord. That is the way the chords...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    That is interesting, as classical theory calls them "half-diminished seventh" and jazz calls them "minor7 flat5". "Half-diminished" is a perfect description: the fifth is diminished and the seventh...
  4. Re: Practice Schedules for Multi-Instrumentalists

    Since I'm at home all day long every day, I've been playing piano for an hour in the morning, playing guitar and singing on the porch in the afternoon, and playing Irish music on the banjolin in the...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    You don't really "play" the circle of fifths, but many songs use part of the circle. Even I - IV - V uses a small section of the circle. But when people talk about "circle of fifth" progressions they...
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    Re: Book for learning Classical Mandolin

    Don't limit yourself to mandolin books. Violin books work just fine, although some pieces may need a bow, most don't. I have played the melodies of most of the Anna Magdelena Bach book, which is for...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I hope everyone sings one of his songs today. If you don't know one, learn one.
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    Re: Musician quotes

    "Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time."
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    Re: Gourd mandolin on Shop Goodwill

    Frets aren't just for intonation. Frets add volume and sustain. Violins don't need frets because the bow continuously creates sound. Think what violin pizzicato sounds like. That is the sound of no...
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    Re: Music "Stand" Challenge

    Not sure how much help the Hershey bar is, since they come in a dozen different sizes. And, how come the "fun" size is so small? Bigger would be more fun, right?
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    Re: Keyboard recommendation for a newbie

    Unless you need to tune it, move it, or play it with headphones.
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    Re: Music Room Feng Shui

    It somewhat depends. If I play piano, I play in the living room (where the piano is). The banjolin usually gets played in front of the TV. Others are usually in the music room. The music room is long...
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    Re: Music "Stand" Challenge

    There are stands that secretaries use to copy typing from. Look for "typing stand" online.
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    Re: 3/4

    Or you could March forth/fourth:

    Washington Post
    Under the Double Eagle
    Stars and Stripes Forever
    March of the Toy Soldiers
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    I feel fine, thanks for asking. Were you really asking, or just being condescending?
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    I find that the over the head strap puts the mandolin too far to the left. I like my arms and torso to be better balanced. The right shoulder style also makes it easier to keep the back of the...
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    It is of less MUSICAL value, which is what we are talking about.
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    OP still has the same number of fingers, but one is of lesser value, so "lesser" is correct.
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    Re: Harptone or Cedar Creek Cases

    I have a beautiful Cedar Creek case for my 1908 Gibson mandocello. I can't show pictures, but it is really nice, inside and out.
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    Re: Modern case for Gibson K2 mandocello?

    Cedar Creek Cases built a beautiful custom case for my 1908 Gibson mandocello. One thing to bear in mind: the depth of Gibson mandocellos varied quite a bit over the years (like everything else at...
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    I think that 1Yooper means that the seller says in the ad that it's the best they've ever played.
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    I think you are asking two different questions. Do people own different instruments in the mandolin family? Yes, because they are different instruments with different ranges and uses. I see mandolin...
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    If it leads to a D or D7 chord it is probably an Am7. If it is the last chord of a song in C major, it is definitely a C6 (one of my favorite endings).
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Highlighting in colors and using big words doesn't make your argument any better. You haven't explained how knowing the chords helps your reading, you just stated it. Learning where the notes are on...
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I think you mean capoed at fret 4.
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