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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I play kashmir on acoustic ;) ... sounds pretty cool on a big body12-string (in dadgad). When I expunged the last of my electric gear, I used to play a lot of my rock stuff on acoustic 12 strings,...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    Hmm, don't know about that. For example, I think O'carolan sounds better in G or dadgad than std ("spanish-tuned") gtr. There's a ton of music that is served well (best?) by exploiting the natural...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I've been using dadgad since age 14 - since first hearing LZ I. Your time is gonna come into Page's reworking of Black Waterside knocked my socks off. A seminal and everlasting event for me. ...
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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    Fwiw, charango is a somewhat specialized instrument - its highly percussive sound being distinctly characteristic of the highly rhythmic quality of latin/american forms. But a somewhat more...
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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    I like to play charango. I like the music of latin and s america and play quite a bit of it - chrng is of course excellent in much of the music .. You can start easily by simply conceiving of it as...
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    Re: impulse purchase - non-mando

    Yep, make sure that nut isn't too high. Few years ago I bought a bass from a guy who was trying to learn it, but was set up so high that it would'a killed him. .. I explained that all to him in...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Agree. I love everything there is to love about all things about musical instruments :) and I've fetishized over them in ways sacred and profane :popcorn:
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I'm on a variety of other instrument fora, and I couldn't say that I've noticed such preoccupation with a particular phenomenon such as this. The cosmetic feature of an instrument just doesn't evoke...
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    Re: impulse purchase - non-mando

    https://youtu.be/vmTbm_qz82c
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    FYI, melodeon is quite easy to get with (avoiding sounding offensive) - it's a large harmonica.. I'd recommend it to anyone who desires easy entree into music-making.

    Btw, you might find 2-row or...
  11. Re: Man 'headed for death' says he was saved by this

    I'm greatly inspired by programs such as these. There are many individuals in such circumstances who are helped through engagement with the arts. With the general state of progressively inadequate...
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    Perhaps I should chime in - being a player of nearly all the aforementioned (sans didj); I used to practice oboe in a closet in deference to my neighbors :)

    Wire harpers were reportedly subjected...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    https://youtu.be/u2xXfTNaKZU


    I started on mndln because it was easy to get into - being a guitar and fiddle player.. But after my BG interest waned, so did my mndln playing.. (I actually play...
  14. Thread: Ocatjo

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    Re: Ocatjo

    Gig bag. For example - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Road-Runner/RR1BAN-Avenue-Series-Banjo-Gig-Bag.gc

    Yes it's normal for slight depression of the head under the bridge. Adjusting head tension...
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    Re: "Map of music"

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    https://youtu.be/LdYjav7LiVQ
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    Re: "Map of music"

    I have graduate training in anthro too, but really I'm just sort of an arm-chair musicologist when I'm not playing. I worked in public health and have an avid interest in healing and community work,...
  17. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    I love traditional Chinese music and used to search for instruments (long before ebay). But I didn't live in the bay area and so I couldn't find any other than a yangqin. At the time I also played...
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    "Map of music"

    Here's a pretty cool intro to music. I especially appreciate the anthropological perspective and variety of music functions. I have to say the section on "medicinal" or healing practices - where...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

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    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    ...And they fit (in the front seat) in most small econo-automobiles ;)
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Another long-time bassist here. I won't list my curricula vitae but i will say that i prbly had more fun as a bassist in a salsa band than anything (besides drumming of course).

    My vote is for a...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Hoping that Glen Hill (Mountain Glen Harps) and his shop in Phoenix, OR make it through ok.
  23. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    The range of stringed instruments in afro-latin musics is wildly varied - anything and everything has been used - as the rhythm is the essence; tonal characteristics is of secondary importance. If...
  24. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Unfortunately, the Chris Strachwitz doc "This Ain't No Mouse Music" is currently unavailable online. Here's a RC interview just out on YT which makes reference to it https://youtu.be/PcMSJe1PUU8
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    Re: 10 Questions for Jody Stecher

    Fwiw, Jody is still quite active over on Mike's oud forum, since 2011.
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