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  1. Thread: technique

    by Simon DS
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    Re: technique

    -if you can play cleanly and very fast, then well done. It takes a lot of hard work to get there, and you can’t force it.
    I think it becomes increasingly difficult to be emotionally expressive as...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin (GDAE) vs Mandola (CGDA)

    Octave’s a lot more versatile, with a capo, and especially if the guitarist is absent.
    Mandola with capo on second fret and played one string down is cool, much easier to play fast.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

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  4. Florida Man Saves Gunnar (no mandolin content)

    No mandolin content but it did make me think of one of our regular posters, Gunnar.
    Notice during the vid, the man in the water stumbles a couple of times? He keeps tripping over.
    The darnest...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I’d say put about 7,000 back into your pocket and buy a temporary A style. A Weber?
    Play it like crazy for 6 months, take lessons at Gryphon once a week, get to know the people there and check out...
  6. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    With the size of my octave mandolin I was looking at twice the harmful exposure.

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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    When I think of the times I ‘go wrong’ in a tune, it’s mainly because for a short block of notes my fingers want to go somewhere and my reasoning memory think the tune should physically (finger...
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    Re: Sierra Hullís E-Tune

    Thanks a lot Mark. Yay Sierra, what a great tune!

    I’ll have to try and learn it some time, but what I love about this tune is that even just learning a couple of riffs and playing that would...
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    Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    Thereís nothing quite like an inspiring Slow Air.
    We have slow airs south of the border too, with words or lyrics.
    This one was beautiful.
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    Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    Good advice as usual from Mr. Kelly.

    I wonder if this tune could be played as a Slow Air.
    -but my metronome wont go that way. :)

    Something on my ‘To Learn’ wishlist.
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    Re: Not bad, I have seen worse

    Pain Perdu, itís scrap bread soaked in a sweet milky omelette mix, fried in butter with powdered sugar and cinnamon on top.

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    Canít play a single tune on it.
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    Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    Drum machine it, Mike.
    Nail it with decibels.
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    Re: Harmonized scales

    You could also go and check MandolinCafe.com
    They have a Tabledit library (it’s a limited free software that will play abc files) and other TAB in the two libraries under the heading Learn/Listen....
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    Re: Harmonized scales

    You can do a search for ‘ear training’ apps on iphone/smartphone.

    The ones I liked gave you a note in the scale of say G for 1 second and I had a second to play it, then it plays, say, the minor...
  15. Re: Looking for a Tab for Airmail Special on the Fly

    At 1m12s?
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy Birthday MandolinCafe! and well done Scott. Many thanks.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    That’s a great tune and really nicely played, thanks Mike.
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Her playing sounds quite classical to me, but I actually donít know a lot of English Country Dance tunes so maybe itís just the way I associate it. The rhythm seems to be around (.95) to (.90)? So...
  19. Re: A banjo album that deserves wider recognition

    Sounds great, thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    I was going to post another metronome vid (‘Oh no, please don’t!’ :)) )
    -but the app I have doesn’t do them so close to a Reel.

    So in the interest of diversity here’s another vid, I think it’s...
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Another two of them:

    I really like this one, the (.57) speeded up on YouTube by x1.5...

    https://youtu.be/mtg3w7pmz_s


    https://youtu.be/qRLN0KHNYFo

    And one more, (.66) which sounds a bit...
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Seeing the wonderful diversity of rhythms of hornpipes, images and stories, I thought I’d metronome a certain number of examples just to give fixed numerical values to each one.

    On the playlist...
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    Could the top have collapsed asymmetrically -on the fourth string side?
    Would that give the observed issues?
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Not sure what the comment about Bluegrass and Breakdowns means, but personally I find a lot of music theory to be confusing.
    Here are two metronome examples where the rhythms can be seen.
    Example...
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    Re: Favorite Doc Watson albums

    The Cuckoo, for me. It’s that oak floorboard stomping, creaking chair legs, storm’s abrewing, pine forest fragrance, breeze in the tree tops acoustic sound, simple and slow. And fast, just easy and...
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