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  1. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    I think this is a great illustration of what the study says and what it doesn't say. The meta-analysis examined a direct causal effect of music training on cognitive ability and concludes, based on...
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    Re: Different Plectra

    Hi Daniel!
    I don't play electric, but I'm beginning to see (or, rather, hear) that I prefer different picks on different instruments. There's just so much experimentation to be done!
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    Re: A day spent in my home studio...

    I'd be grateful for such a nice home studio too! :)
  4. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    I'm a big fan of Ale Carr's band Basco. Their recordings are their own contemporary acoustic compositions, but I've seen them play traditional folk too.
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    Re: Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    Many bluegrass players will give you that argument in favour of thick picks. Yet there's a reason why not everyone uses thick picks. Some classical or Celtic players find that they can move more...
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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    My Fylde mandolin has a wider-than-standard neck, as do all of their Touchstone models. The disadvantage, as Ranald said, is that stretches are more challenging because everything is a bit further...
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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    I really like that idea. It may be difficult to organise a whole mandolin-themed vacation, and my wife vetoed a weekend mandolin workshop because I'm needed at home. But visiting a mandolin maker's...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    The aspect of playing up the neck hasn't been discussed much yet. It makes sense to me. It's well known that playing up the neck creates a different sound than playing near the bridge, and especially...
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    Re: Proud Old Papa

    Happy birthday Mark! Playing music with friends and family is one of the best things to do on your birthday. I enjoyed your story.
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    10-year mandolin anniversary

    I've been playing mandolin for 10 years! Woo-hoo! :mandosmiley:

    If you're interested and have time, please visit my blog post to mark the occasion:...
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

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    Playing with the band at the beginning of 2019. We're playing once more at a friend's house while awaiting the new year, and perhaps that will be the last time. But I hope not!
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    Re: What Child is This/Romanza

    Well arranged and well played! It looks and sounds hard, but you did just fine. A lot of talent on show there.
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin status as of 2019

    Sounds like the holy grail of mandolins! I've only ever heard them recorded, but your description of the sound rings true.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    No, I really can't hear you. But I'm sure you played very well.

    My favourite version of that song is at https://youtu.be/Hur5IHifG64

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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That's a great song! I love it. Thank you for writing and sharing it here.
  16. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    I pass the Thomas Tallis Alehouse several times a week. It's a nice surprise to see it in your video!
  17. Re: Canadian folk music moment (no mandolin content)

    Great story! Instruments are magic.
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    Always a pleasure to listen to you!
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    Re: Paul Shippey Tone Mandolin

    Wow! It really looks great. Congratulations!
  20. Re: What's your favorite song by Kris Kristofferson? Here's mine.

    The banjo player keeps leaning down over his instrument as if he couldn't hear it, but in the recording you can barely hear anything else. The camera angle suggests that the microphone may have been...
  21. Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    I tend to agree with the idea that the most important thing about a first mandolin is to buy it!

    There exists the argument that a cheap instrument makes you less likely to persist in learning to...
  22. Re: Gavotta: "Dolci carezze" (I. Bitelli, 1916)

    Nice melody, nice arrangement, nicely played. I liked how the accompaniment supports the melody without getting in the way. Good way to start the day!
  23. Thread: Noob. Hiya!

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    Re: Noob. Hiya!

    Welcome, Calum! I also have a Vintage brand mandolin, which now lives in my office and gets played after work at least once a week. I'm in Kent, so I also play some Morris tunes. But I've only played...
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    Re: The Song of the week social group?

    It was just hidden away on page 3 or so because it doesn't get updated often. I've bumped it to the top for you.
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    Re: New to the cafe

    A thing that really helps with rhythm is to listen to a lot of music. Any genre will do. But exposure to music is essential to get that rhythm in your blood. When you find yourself tapping your foot...
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