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  1. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Good advice too for people who don't play the fiddle ;^) You think mandolin is hard?
    Try this...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    Create fills on half or whole notes. For example, play an eighth note on the melody
    note for "grace". Add 8th notes and 8th note rests so you fill the space naturally
    between "grace" and "how"....
  3. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    http://samap.ukzn.ac.za/audio-keywords/mandolin
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Does playing a break mean improvising or playing a melody with some variation from the
    tune? Both are valid, and you can always create your own variation. Try doing it for your
    favorite song. One...
  5. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Here are some international recordings:
    Carlo Aonzo and Katsumi Nagaoka - Kaze
    Giovanni Giovale -Mandolin & Banjo
    Júlio Pereira - O Meu Bandolim
    MandolinMan - Old Tunes, Dusted Down
    Radim Zenkl...
  6. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Yes. Makes a lot of sense. Slow it down to where you have complete control over the notes and timing. Then gradually increase it to the speed where it sounds best.
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    Re: No motivation

    Careful. That could be a real mess.
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    Re: No motivation

    It sounds like you miss the social aspect of music. I think most people do, especially
    if they perform. Its a situation where you can only do part of the total experience. I've been working on...
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    Re: Recognize this one?

    The body shape looks like a bass guitar.
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    Can I change my name here to Glassmando?
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    Re: Ever seen a glass Mando?

    So do I :whistling:
  12. Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Run a Google search for the following:
    mini guitar gig bag
    Lots are available for about $25
    This looks interesting:...
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    Re: 3/4 of an octave mandolin

    I've heard mandolas or small zouks tuned that way at celtic jam sessions. Also It seems to be the top 4 strings of a Baritone octave
  14. Re: Latin, Klezmer and Eastern European sheet music site

    espressomap.com
    This site appears to be defunct.
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    Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Originally Posted by Joel Glassman
    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.



    Of course. I didn't say...
  16. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Johnny Gimble plays an electric mandolin solo at 34:36 on Fiddle Sticks. The tune starts at 33:02.
    Interesting to compare it to his solo on Rose City Chimes.

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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Here is a version of Little Rock with solos at 16:51
    I think its Johnny Gimble playing the mandolin solo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIFVSzoDt14
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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    There are places in the video which sound like human voices singing.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Nothing wrong with working up a solo and playing it. Even better is to practice so you have the ability to depart and "spontaneously amend" the notes. Keeping the original solo as something you can...
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    10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    This is a good page of chord rhythms adaptable for the mandolin. Many of them would work well when sharing rhythm with a guitar.
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/jazz-guitar-chord-rhythms/
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    The Pentatonic scale = 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th notes of a major scale: in G: G, A, B, D, E.
    In G these notes work well on the G chord. What if you use those 5 notes to play through all chords in...
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    Re: Favourite effects for electrics.

    This is a mix of different tutorials:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO43syy-9ao&list=RDRO43syy-9ao&start_radio=1&t=2
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    Here's what I do. I don't think it was mentioned previously.
    [It's hard to describe the second part. Ask me if its not clear.]

    Put the string through the peg hole, bring the string around the...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    I was using "folk" to describe any contemporary or roots music playable on mandolins/guitars etc.
    Some people in this music improvise off guide tones using approach notes, but its not something
    I...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Thanks Mark. I find it much easier to look at the neck as a framework of arpeggio notes,
    than to see grids of every scale tone. The blank spaces being the location for "approach notes".
    Moving from...
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