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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    And here he is performing at Labyrinth in Crete.
    https://www.facebook.com/ploumiproject/videos/2319606068314211/?t=15

    There are a couple more short clips as well on the Labyrinth Facebook page.
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I'm with you there, but I do use tenor banjo quite often when I'm playing for dances. It's good for that.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    It was fun. It was grand to see another mandolin player from a completely different part of the world. We had got on very well at Mandopolis (which is a very small mandolin festival in the South of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://youtu.be/1tMrpQfb5Js

    We had a visit from Indian mandolinist Diptanshu Roy and his lovely wife Karishma recently. We had met at Mandopolis mandolin festival in 2013.

    Here we are having...
  5. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    The first album by the Irish band Planxty - with its innovative use of mandolin type instruments by Andy Irvine and bouzouki by Donal Lunny - changed EVERYTHING in Irish music, and subsequently had...
  6. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    Maggie May, for sure.
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    You could study with Yurdal Tokcan for about a week this August if you want to at Labyrinth Music Workshop in Crete. I did a seminar there this March with Efren Lopez. Can't recommend it enough,...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    I feel we should take note of this extremely beautiful Irish air as played by Simon Mayor.
    He uses a variety of techniques,including a wee burst of tremolo at around 1.15. Exemplary playing, in my...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    Not tab, but an interesting video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKdlT5EK9-8
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    The biggest problem which I've encountered with trying to play oud music is that the mandolin is a fretted instrument and the oud isn't.

    I once started a thread wondering if there were any...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I certainly agree that the sound projects surprisingly well. It is louder than most mandolins I have played.
    As regards the tuner buttons, there are no issues with mine - indeed I find the tuners to...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I quite like mine. I have travelled with it a lot this year.

    I was lucky enough to go to a music seminar in Crete in March, and I felt that the Seagull was actually good enough to use at it.
    I...
  13. Re: Any clues about this British-made mandolin?

    I can't think of a maker. I once had an electric mandolin called an Errington, but it was quite different to this (I'm making an assumption that the builder's name began with E). There were not many...
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    Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    That is probably true, but you could probably say much the same for a guitar-shaped zouk. People may think it's a funny guitar.
    Either way, on its own terms it seems to work very well, and indeed I...
  15. Re: Bouzouki built for under $1k? Any thoughts?

    I've not tried them, but this shop in Ireland looks to have some good instruments.

    https://www.moloneymusic.com/Products/Mandolin_Bouzouki_Family/Bouzouki__Cittern#nav10MandolinBouzoukiFamily
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  16. Re: Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    Thanks. Well spotted!
  17. Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    This is good.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/craft-and-graft-of-a-dublin-guitar-maker-1.3864724?fbclid=IwAR3Pzxo2QvGkzmlXUZxGtCo5JlNmCyqHVgbsDm0V2Btwo_r0pM9lankaIfQ
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    Re: a bad practice session

    If you're practising on your own, particularly if you are trying to learn a new piece, it may well be that you have other things on your mind and you are not fully engaging. Either go and deal with...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I own two instruments by the great English luthier Stefan Sobell, which I'm not planning to sell. His stuff comes up quite rarely and he is an example of instruments which certainly hold their value....
  20. Re: check this out, Rahim AlHaj NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    A great musician.

    He is also mentioned in a recent thread on oud players:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143192-7-Oud-Players-to-Listen-To/page2
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    Just to be completely clear :
    Are you saying that a cheap seat with United does not allow you to bring a carry-on piece of luggage which can be stowed in the overhead space? I've never come across...
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    I often travel with a Seagull mandolin which is small and ideal for travelling with.
    It is small enough to fit in my hand luggage along with my clothes etc, so I don't have any check in stuff.

    I...
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    [QUOTE=Michael Wolf;1707606]The oud seems to be not that important in Iran, but it`s there.

    I was unable to watch your videos for some reason, Michael.

    However, when I was in Crete, Negar...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    That's good news Ivan. All the best, mate.
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    Well I had really great trip. The workshops were quite intense but good fun. There was a lot of emphasis on different rhythms, playing music from Turkey and further afield. I learnt a lot about the...
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