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  1. Re: New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Thanks; I've been curious about Israeli mandolins ever since I heard about how the tradition started, and the new mandolin designs and fine players.
  2. Re: New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Thanks - I was wondering if it had an inner soundboard or not. I'd love to play it either way.
  3. Re: New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Did you adapt any of Kerman's ideas into your designs?
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    Re: New build, bowl back mandolin

    That looks like a fine instrument - a bowlback with a few new ideas!

    I think the development of the mandolin in Israel has been wonderful.
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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    Most of the tunes mentioned have not been "6-2-5-1"

    Most have been V/V/V - V/V - V -I in terms of actual chord changes; D7 -G7 - C7 - F.

    vi-ii-V-I would be Dm - Gm - C - F

    Just a technical...
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    Re: My latest build: An Iranian Barbat

    Nice sounding barbat!
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    Re: Sad news: John Goodin died yesterday

    I met him too at a CMSA convention - he was a good guy and it is sad to such lose a talent.
  8. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Plus, the decoration on the fretless neck would make it difficult to get a good tone - oud necks are smooth.
  9. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    I think it is more of a theatrical prop, decoration, etc. - it was not designed to be really playable.
  10. Thread: Cavaquinho?

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Cavaquinho?

    Most players use the aficionao traditional, but I've seen books where they tune it with an e on the 1st string, aficionao natural, for certain things.
  11. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Yes, but it's not so easy!

    piano:

    https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/33295/mastering-double-trills

    violin:

    https://www.violinist.com/discussion/archive/16705/
  12. Re: Mandolin, mandola and guitar trio sheet music

    Indeed!



    great idea.

    another possibility is the Ballo Liscio trios for 2 mandolins and guitar on this thread:
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  13. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Sorry, but that is not correct - trills were often a whole step or a half step depending on the scale.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trill_(music)

    "a musical ornament consisting of a rapid...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Thanks for the post.

    Until Covid, there was a local ECD band AND a lot of dancers that had regular events.

    https://www.celticweddingmusic.net/mendoengdance.htm
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    Re: Pick for Classical Music

    And that bright tone with precise picking is why I use a sharp pointed Ultex/Ultem .73mm pick.

    - - - Updated - - -



    I have used them, and still do - but mostly it's the .73 Ultem sharps.
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Do you ever play for English Country Dance?
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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    Sorry you didn't get to try a good one.



    It's not a wall hanging per se as there are playable versions available - it is a particular type of 'ukulele that has a wooden soundboard and all the...
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    Re: Tips for repairing bowlback cracks?

    A hurdy gurdy maker I know uses Superglue to close cracks on mandolin backs...but never on the soundboard!
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    Re: Ebay: listed as lute or mandolin

    I'd bet it is a wallhanger, or a prop from some theater - it doesn't seem to be playable.
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    Re: Intonation woes

    Yup..and very likely indeed. I saw way too many instruments (even from factories) set up with not-quite right nut slot heights. It messes up all the other tuning adjustments so no matter what you do...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    It's not just the thickness of the pick, it's also the stiffness of the material. I use .73mm picks on mandolin, but they are made of Ultex or Ultem, a very stiff material that wears very well.
  22. Re: Another unmarked bowlback from the "attic"

    Yes, there are special cases for bowlbacks, ranging from leather, canvas, fiberboard, wood, fiberglass, etc.

    It sort of depends on what's available and fits, how much protection you need, and how...
  23. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Only if you leave out the G!
  24. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Also known as a half-diminished chord...although a few folks make the argument that they are derived differently and thus are not the "same" chord.
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  25. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Using the dim 7 chord a half-step above the root is a standard jazz player formula for the 7b9 chord.
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