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  1. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    I find that as the instrument goes more horizontal, right hand picking improves along with coordination between the right hand and left-hand.
  2. Thread: 1000 posts!

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    Re: 1000 posts!

    Welcome Zach! :)
    -and thanks.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Working on O’Leary’s Motorcycle at the moment. https://thesession.org/tunes/4603 thanks Gortnamona for this one.
    Wonderfully rhythmic, rolling, clattering tune with some great parts where you can...
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    I almost always play my 20 inch Ashbury 32E OM with mandolin style fingering. Up until recently that included using the little finger on the seventh fret. Now I’ve begun to occasionally make fast...
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    Re: Adieu to a friend

    -that’s right, and then think of the maybe hundreds of people who will now consider this (very good) option and put their mandolins on the market. Sweet!

    Though if the mandolins are all bought by...
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to this

    Welcome to MC, Bron. Lots of friendly folk here!
    Here are some strum patterns (from ukulele) -though like many of us you’ll soon be wanting to play melodies....
  7. Re: Anybody fixed this kind of left thumb aggravation?

    You could maybe give it more picking fore arm pressure with constant slight adjustments?
    Some people are able to play without any fret hand thumb pressure at all. ;)

    Strap adjustment’s important...
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    Lots of apps for lots of extremely basic metronomes.

    This one’s set for playing a jig with what I think of as an Irish feel to it.
    Speed it up if you like.
    Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/mtg3w7pmz_s
  9. Re: Really interesting A-style on ShopGoodwill

    ‘ This instrument has not been tested for playability or sound quality.
    Scuffs,discoloration,cracks and dust on instrument and loose threads and scuffing overall on case.’

    -ouch. Yup, all of the...
  10. Thread: Tremolo Tips

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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    Another one is tremolo on two string double stops all the way up the neck in, say, a couple of the common keys, D, C and G.

    The technique is a bit like surfing or roller blading/ice skating...
  11. Thread: Tremolo Tips

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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    I got it on the first day after working for about five hours with this vid.
    Then I lost it for it for two days and on the fourth day around lunchtime, that was it.
    No problem.
    Good luck!
  12. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Nice, thanks, looking forward to seeing how it progresses.
    I was wondering, as the thickness of these pieces increases and with all others things being equal, how does the tone change?
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

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    But what I would say is that I love actually playing the occasional Bluegrass tune. It’s fun as a technical exercise, using a metronome to really get that speed up there and trying to work out...
  14. Re: Possible podcast/youtube weekly series - copyright problems?

    These are the (higher quality) sound files that are usually available with the book which I’ve seen on Amazon from 7 dollars with a lot of very good comments.
    Apparently Jack himself was happy to...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    https://youtu.be/T0Duhh4nHdE
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    3 weeks ago?!
    Are you guys saying there’s only been one Sierra Hull vid in the last 3 weeks?

    What is wrong in this world! :))
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    If you walk into a music store here in Lyon, France it’s best to act passively angry, distracted and very polite.
    Just keep, ‘they’ve done something wrong’ in mind.

    Oh, and when you pick up the...
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Adapted tripod on old (from the trash) microphone stand.
    Attached with bicycle inner tube.
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    I use a small phone tripod attached to the back of the music stand with stretched old bicycle inner tubes.
    Doesn’t look so pretty but works great.
    10 seconds to detach it and use it as a tripod...
  20. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    An easy route you could take could be to learn a whole load of tunes from Jack Campin’s 9 note tunebook.
    http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Chalumeau.abc (Happy Christmas :) ) All these tunes should...
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    Re: Octave in tune but lower frets are not?

    A dime is .053” thick, a quarter is .069” ;)
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    Re: Keeping a practice journal

    I get the .abc of a tune from thesession.org (I usually first hear it on SAW social group) then it goes to mandolintab.net then it gets printed out, then into the ‘to do’ list folder. There are three...
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    Re: Audio on Sessions.org!

    And the rhythm setting for the jigs isn’t bad at all.
  24. Re: La Machine and Andy Cutting (no mandolins though)

    Here’s my humble recording of The Starling that I did a couple of days ago.
    Didn’t get the same rhythm though...


    https://youtu.be/_ms-tdN-Ss8
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Been wanting to record this for quite some time, so it’s just been my latest fiddle tune.

    Here’s the TAB, hope I got it about right.
    Enjoy, and Happy Christmas!

    X:1
    T:Hedwig's Theme (G BASS)...
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