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  1. Some epileptic guy was driving himself to the...

    Some epileptic guy was driving himself to the hospital and had a seizure and ran over Tommy. Not another car or anything else on the rural road. 10 seconds difference one way or the other and Tommy...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Helena Vasileiadi, vocals


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EL1Oh9tpgQ
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    Fingerings are in the space between the notation and tablature.

    NH
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    Eruption
    Giant Steps :disbelief:
    Ornithology
    Peaches in Regalia
    The Claw
    Limerock :crying:
    Wild Thing

    (just goofin' on you!) :))
  5. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    African Guitar Styles - Folo-Graff

    This book/CD can get you off to a decent start. If you get the CD version (instead of files), rip the disc to your PC so you can play it back a the speed you...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    If you have ripped a CD to your computer, you can play back the file at various speeds without changing the pitch. Good for transcribing, or playing along - Just knocking the speed down to 85-80%...
  7. Music Documentaries ALL DAY Mon Sept. 7th-Turner Classic Movies!

    TURNER CLASSC MOVIES - Tomorrow Monday SEPT 7

    Mon 9AM EST >>> Tues 4AM Music documentaries and concert films ALL DAY

    http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html

    Niles H
  8. Heads Up! LOUIE BLUE and more docs on TCM Mon Sept 07,2020

    Turner Classic Movies TOMORROW (Monday Sept 7)

    Concert films and Docs ALL DAY from 7:15AM - 4AM (Tues), including Tom Waits (Big Time), Dylan (Don't Look Back) , Neil Young (Heart of Gold),...
  9. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Reading through the previous postings, I didn't see many titles that I would have listed. Maybe it is because most of mine date back 50-30 years, and pre-date the collections of the younger Cafe...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    Staccato is also a mandolin technique. It's a left-hand technique - cutting short the notes by immediately lifting the (fretting) finger after it is sounds instead of letting it ring. (You can also...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    People that don't use slurring, opting instead for the (dreaded) "every-note-with-a-pickstroke", aren't really in a position to say what the technique(s) add or doesn't add.

    As far as I'm...
  12. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Who do you like? What's your interest? Turn on AXS channel - plenty of rock/country docs on there.

    Let's Get Lost (Chet Baker)
    Latcho Drom (gypsy music across Europe)
    Standing In The Shadows of...
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    Re: Famous Octave Mandolin players

    This a rather silly and pretty irrelevant distinction, imo. You can play just about any genre tuned either way (GDAD or GDAE). One 'de-tuned" set of strings does not a different instrument make. I...
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    https://niles-hokkanen-s-guide-to-mandolin-chords-and-how-to-use-them
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    Re: No motivation

    Ah feel yer pain....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRwc_1sILkQ

    but don't bring me down!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nkzaOPP6g
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    e==0===
    a--0------
    a--x------
    D==2===
    G==2===

    I assume you are using a 1-finger index fingering on both bottom strings. I wouldn't obsess over the muting of one of the A strings. The A5...
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    Re: Know You Rider

    The Dead renditions of "I Know You Rider" and "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" were/are a great source for getting a handle on Garcia's phrasing and style. And with all the live shows now out......
  18. PETER GREEN (Fleetwood Mac) R.I.P. no manod

    Of all the Brit guitar blues players (Beck, Clapton, Page, Gallagher, etc) of the late 60s - early 70s, Peter Green was the guy for me. The Peter Green/Danny Kirwan lineup of Fleetwood Mac was one...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    I didn't realize it is was so "complex" to think of Dorian as a minor scale with one altered note (a major 6th instead of a minor 6th)!

    187399

    That Cafe Lesson must be really old... early 90's...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Modes Made Easy
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/niles.html
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    Re: Memory of learned songs

    Joe E Ross (Grok I belive was his character name) & Imogene Coca as cave people. Gillgan's Island gone prehistoric It isn't amazing how just seeing those lyric fragments turns on the tune in your...
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    Re: Memory of learned songs

    Continued from Post#55 >>>>

    Similar mental manipulation variations of raw material (tunes, motifs) could be to play the tune in a different time signature(s). And when you get better and better,...
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    Re: Memory of learned songs

    There is a huge amount of musical material stored away in your brain; the problem is being able to quickly access it. At the higher levels, playing becomes more and more about the mental aspects....
  24. Re: How to Search for a Specific "multi-word phrase"?

    Bumping this up since I'm referencing the topic in a post.

    HINT: bookmark it or write it down, or whatever, but members bumping threads they want to have access to is not something we're going to...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    Yes. (well….I can, anyway).

    But the issue is also "are you willing to learn to think musically?" My teaching experience is that women students are less skeptical (or hostile even) to things...
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