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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    I feel your frustration. there is a great book on Guatemalan Marimba that is just about impossible to purchase. Inter-library loan was the only option. (Marimba is one of my other passions in life)
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Thanks!

    This is a great start!

    are there any resources for things that are not public domain?
    I've look at individual publishers... a bit of work tho, would rather someone else do it. :-)

    C
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    Re: Hey! I'm "Album of the year"!!!

    Rock on! :cool::mandosmiley::cool:
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    Blog entry: Finger exercises

    A little something I worked up based on the 1 finger 2 frets rule.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/members/53556-Carl23

    Feedback welcome. Happy to make this a community project!

    thanks,...
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    Re: Practice regimen for a new player

    About sausages and needles...

    A few years ago I had a great conversation with an Oud playing friend of mine about sound.

    I described something I did with djembes that he applied to the Oud....
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    Re: How many tunes is too much to start with?

    How I approach it...

    Find a bunch of tunes you like... say between 5 and 10.

    Start with one or two as everyone is saying. but rotate through the others as sight reading. (not really sight...
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    Re: Non Mandolin Jazz

    Exactly what I need to work on. I've played this on vibes for like forever. I really do not think about the voicing and patterns any more.

    On the mandolin however.... :confused:

    Really sucks...
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    Non Mandolin Jazz

    I have this great book for Vibes that I am using for approaching jazz

    It has a list of recording recommendations for each chapter. So I am listening to a lot of jazz vibes. (not a bad thing in my...
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    Re: What is this chord?

    the interesting thing about this chord is that it is comprised of a set of 5ths, a whole step apart.
    In isolation this is extremely ambiguous, but in the context of the chords on other sides, you...
  10. Thread: Bach Inventions

    by Carl23
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    Re: Bach Inventions

    I'm just reading out of the Schirmer.

    Of course I've tried reading the 3 part inventions. some of them are even theoretically possible... at 1/32 of tempo.

    :-)

    great technical exercise, have...
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    PHOTOS!!!

    173528

    quick grab (at work) but fairly accurate, flattens a bit when I sit down.
    I do tend to have my elbow out from my body a bit more than this.

    173529

    My wrist is bent a bit...
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    Mark,

    I'll see if I can get a photo.

    I try to keep my thumb centered between fingers 2 and 3. sometimes it gets up between 1 and 2, especially if I'm working on arpeggios.

    My thumb slides up...
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    Thanks Mark,

    That second video is really good.

    I've ended up playing like a classical guitar (which I tried for a few months years ago).
    Contrary to MMs demonstration.

    I tried the...
  14. Re: Modes - Practicing to Cement Their Sound in Your Head

    I recommend playing all modes within the same scale.

    If you are reading, the best option would be C as the changed notes would be obvious.
    I would not try to think of the equivalent major scale,...
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    Re: Left Wrist Placement

    I really liked this explanation:


    https://youtu.be/IdhVC0DzfFY
    Link... embeded video not working.

    https://youtu.be/IdhVC0DzfFY

    I think ergonomic considerations are really important to help...
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    Re: the addiction...

    There is also an interesting ego check in.
    When do you "outgrow" your instrument?
    On one side you do not want your instrument to hold you back, on the other is Willie Nelson's "trigger".
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  17. Re: Drummer, but recently picked up a mandolin to learn for fun

    They should be beaten with a drum stick! (mando is too sensitive)

    :))

    C
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    Rather than "learning every fret of the neck" I work from the G string, set my root note, then have at.

    So far I've worked on Major, Minor, and double harmonic minor. They are basically just...
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    Re: Sight reading ideas

    Interesting point about strict reading and stylistic changes.

    In West African percussion, it is generally assumed that notation is inaccurate.

    After playing for a long time, I automatically add...
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    Re: Sight reading ideas

    The ability to read classical mandolin pieces?

    :-)
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    Finger style Mandolin

    In the "favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?" thread there was this video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RQirZW085I

    First of all ... WOW. Very cool stuff.

    So, my question......
  22. Thread: I-IV-V Chords?

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    Re: I-IV-V Chords?

    This aught to keep you busy...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chord_progression

    Using the I IV V vocabulary is a huge help looking in to this (also a good way to start adding chords to your...
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    Re: Pain in left wrist after playing mandolin

    In addition with what is said above, my first suspicion is always hand position.

    Might not be bad to show your hand position to your doctor or a physical therapist.

    In the end I would take Dr....
  24. Re: Tremolo Tuesdays-Let's work on our tremability!

    David,

    good stuff. still working on straight alternating... DDU/DUU etc are on a list for me to work on... a very long list.

    :-)

    carl
  25. Re: Tremolo Tuesdays-Let's work on our tremability!

    @david - that's a great list of things to consider. Do you know if they are recommended to work on in order? Or just all things to be watched?

    I think the OP was more about a systematic way of...
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