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  1. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    "There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. Logan Pearsall Smith, 1865 - 1946" - JESTanek
    -...
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    Re: New mando therapy

    its well known amongst local jam circles that when physicist describe a condition in nature that is impossible to occur, they use the term "too many mandolins"
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    There goes my hero
    Pete was big influence of mine, saw him play many times, he was very down to earth, loved all the diversity he brought to acoustic music
    I still listen to Sluz Duz and The...
  4. Re: Erik Satie - Gnossienne Number One on mandola and mandocello

    Frankdolin you can borrow it any old time it suits ya!
  5. Re: Erik Satie - Gnossienne Number One on mandola and mandocello

    way off track here but Yes Markd, it is a song about yours truly


    is available from Blind Crow www.blindcrowband.com/music

    Ryan Delaney on Fiddle and Vocals, Jeff Wasbes Guitar and Vocals,...
  6. Erik Satie - Gnossienne Number One on mandola and mandocello

    I tuned the mandocello Bb F D A, I suppose I could have dropped the D to C and the A to Ab.
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    Re: Eastwood MRG octave Mando VS MRG Tenor

    It came tuned GADE

    I went back to G D A E

    it is probably what you have listed.

    sounds like the tenor is just an 4 string version of the same neck and body as the octave, but I would expect...
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    Re: Eastwood MRG octave Mando VS MRG Tenor

    I have the octave but never experienced the tenor, I like the octave a lot, could use a slightly shorter scale and maybe a different bridge, but for the cost it is a very nice electric octave.
  9. Re: Learning to find the notes on the mandolin neck

    Scales and arpeggios, they both move up and down the neck using repeated fingering patterns in every key, so it doesn't really matter which key you pick.
    C, G, D, A are probably the most common in...
  10. Re: Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    thanks I went ahead and ordered the Schallers, hopefully when they arrive I can post the results!

    Thanks to all for their very valuable and friendly advice
  11. Thread: OM fingering

    by tmsweeney
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    Re: OM fingering

    22" octaves but I also have 24.5 mandocello, I try not to use the pinky on the first 5 frets but sometimes it just wants to go there

    example C chord

    G -5 Pinky
    D- 2 index
    A- 3 middle
    E -0
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  12. Re: Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    Thanks currently they are worm under, I am currently using 0.70s on the C, fits in the peg hole without too much fuss.
    was looking at Schallers?
    not too expensive , not too cheap ?
  13. Re: Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    Richard 500 - you may be correct on the nut binding and I will try some graphite,

    my biggest issue is one tuning peg has the button broke but the screw won't turn so I pretty much have to replace...
  14. Re: Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    Thanks for the replies so far, and correct -not concerned so much with where they are made, just ease of getting them.

    nickel finish with white (false ivory) buttons is what is on there now, so...
  15. Quality tuners for F style - opinions welcome

    I have a Ratliff F4 Mandocello and the tuners have been problematic - breaking buttons, I have one tuner the button screw will not turn in, some of the pegs are very hard to turn when trying to tune...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    But when playing a show - it makes for an unnecessary delay and more "vamp" time for who ever is at the mic. I personally would rather be able to check tuning fast and keep the music going than worry...
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    Good point but not what I meant - I almost never purchase live recordings of shows I attended, as I probably would not listen to it more than once. I meant "produced" music that is on sale at the...
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    David Gilmore Mandolinist

    I can't recall a Pink Floyd song with mandolin in it, but I don't really know the catalogue after The Wall

    191978
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    For complex rhythm on mandolin I have two words - Sam Bush.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    all ready signed up - met Matt a few times - we talked "Underground Music from the Mysterious South" for a bit, looking forward to it.
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    Re: How Do You Play Angeline the Baker and Why?

    you should try both, using open strings and closed position, knowing what closed positions equate to open strings can improve improvisation a lot.
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    The great thing about CDs is you can listen to them on the way home from the show, of course there were those few times we happen to take a car without a CD player to the show....
    I'll admit these...
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    Re: Blake's March -musical notation

    On "Far away down on a Georgia Farm" the tune is listed as "traditional" , Norman did talk about visiting radio stations through out the South East, and pouring through old 78 recordings of various...
  24. Re: Goodbye to.. my Stiver, my Collings, my Rigel...

    Sailaway you are our hero, interestingly enough I purchased a hammered dulcimer this winter, and have yet to really make it work, but it just happens to be the same range as mandolin, and the strings...
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    Re: Blake's March -musical notation

    "Norman learned it out of Cole's" ?

    I do have a reprint copy of "Cole's One Thousand Fiddle Tunes" 1967
    I do not see Constitution March in there.

    I know Norman and James Bryan noted that...
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