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    Re: Do I need a mandola?

    "Do I need a mandola?" is a rhetorical question, (do I need 6 mandolas is a different story- still struggling through that one).
    If its just a wider nut you are looking for, a wide nut mandolin may...
  2. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    "Natasha's Waltz" as many have already stated, but I had this on vinyl as "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South", and it is always on any of my top 10 or favorite lists.
    John...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    bbce I appreciate the compliment while I don't consider myself in the JKW or Josef Scheiner leauge, remember its not about belonging to leagues but creating music that someone somewhere will enjoy...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    How could I forget my good friend from Slovakia - this guy is amazing and this whole album is fantastic

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    Re: Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    Paul Hindemith specifically composed for Viola as melody instrument (Kammermusic #5), as did Bela Bartok ( string quartet # 6 and viola concertos) and Dimitri Schostakovitch.
    While all of this is...
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    Re: Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    actually I see there is preset "Tenor Banjo CGDA" tab in Tab Edit., I am not used to working in Tab Edit but can give it a try if there is a particular tune you are interested in (Zappa's "The Black...
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    Re: RIP Pharoah Sanders

    I'm not much of a "horn" fan , but when Pharoah plays, I listen.
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    Re: Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    its very much like learning a tune, you have to find the note and fingerings, there isn't really a guide or method that I know of.
    i have learned to think of open string mandola as 5th fret...
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    I am with Mandobart here- you can play a lot of fiddle tunes on mandola in the same key as mandolin, but the fingering will be very different, you just kind of have to work it out. Writing the tune...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Here's a real nice one by Joe K. Walsh


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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    This is a waltz by Peter Ostroushko played on a Weber Yellowstone mandola

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    Here is Soldier's Joy on a 1925 Gibson H2

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    Here is Moldavian tune on a Flatiron pancake...
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    Re: Future octave mandolin player question?

    while I have always said I am not very impressed with Eastman, a friend of mine purchased an Eastman Octave ( under 1K) , and I got a chance to play it - I have to admit I was impressed with the tone...
  13. Re: Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    Gorgeous, big voice. The lines formed are exquisite.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I purchased a used black top 87' Flatiron Festival ( I confess because Norman Blake is holding a black top F on on the cover of "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South", and Norman is...
  15. Re: New San Bush album focuses on John Hartfiord tunes

    Good old Sam, he was pretty close with J.H. and played on many of his recordings as I understand it. He did play on Jamie Hartford's "A Part of Your History" tribute to his Dad's music, and Sam also...
  16. Re: Heart of the Heartland by Peter Ostroushko

    its available now!
  17. Re: Heart of the Heartland by Peter Ostroushko

    OK here it is in D one octave lower
  18. Re: Heart of the Heartland by Peter Ostroushko

    I took the Nigel Gatherer G version from The Sessions in G, entered into Muse in G and then transposed to D.203441

    the file is PDF if it doesn't work just email me
  19. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    Looking to find other musicians - try checking the "open mics" hit or miss to be sure, but its a start, bluegrass or old time or folk jams as well.
    When we started a band that actually wound up...
  20. Re: New San Bush album focuses on John Hartfiord tunes

    one thing this planet could always use is more folks playing John Hartford's music, thank you Sam - looking forward to it.
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    I guess it depends on what bluegrass you are listening to, the kind of bluegrass and Celtic I play doesn't demand good tone, but there is plenty of opportunity to play good tone in either of those...
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    I can't say enough good things about the quality of his work, truly impatience has no place in his craft.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I have a few "not very pretty" instruments, some I purchased in that state but not because I wanted to look "authentic", the price was right and they sounded good.
    While I am less discerning with my...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    while fretting contributes to tone, I would consider proper fretting a very basic aspect of performing mandolin, same as hitting the correct string at the right time with the right hand.
    You can do...
  25. Re: Peter Ostroushko tribute concert live stream

    quite the line up for Peter the Great!
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