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    Re: My latest oud

    BTW Jim or Jo - if convenient to throw us a pic of this I'd like to see. I've always had this lower-grade itch for the renaissance guitar (former classical guitarist) - I think I've seen these from...
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    Re: My latest oud

    Yes and you're sounding good. I love oud. I used to listen to a bit santur or santoor whichever from that region.
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    Re: My latest oud

    Jo, you're playing a lot of oud these days. Got the bug? :) I'm still looking for another ~61 cm oud. Meanwhile I got a new set of pegs, so at least I can keep my large oud running until I find...
  4. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Yes, that is what we've been saying. But not only "Not try to learn or emulate the guitar players technique on the mandolin" but harmonic form as well, for while there is some technique sharing, the...
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    I'm glad it makes sense to you, although I thnk it's needlessly cumbersome. I've been playing 5ths tuned instruments for 35 years and have never heard the term "diatonic fingering" (except here). ...
  6. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Excellent question(s). It will require experimentation, problem-solving, adaptation. Polyphonically, the mandolin is a slice of the guitar; as you've observed, its comparatively lesser capacity...
  7. Re: Shove that Pigs Foot a Little Farther into the Fire

    Fine job. Though I'm a bit surprised that one of those banjos wasn't picked Scruggs-style, Gunnar - recalling your quest to cover it all. Maybe next year?
  8. Re: Best way to approach learning chords, vamping on mandolin?

    For me, it seemed easy and logical to learn 12 shapes (which contain all the inversions - 3 maj, 3 min, 4 7ths, 1 dim, 1 aug). This gives you access to the entire fingerboard - which I would think...
  9. Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    Right, same with guitar - Jacob mentioned this. Ya it's an interesting study - evolution. I like to consider the psycho-social dimensions here - the instrument (its status) is just a victim of all...
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    The catechism of tradition is very slow to permit change. I think your last remark, Jim, is instructive. With all of the variety about, we're likely to see prolific use of mandolin instruments in...
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    But that's all convention eh. I like this Bartok - that's why I like "early music" it let's us play all the funky old stuff like lutes, harpsichords, weird horns..


    https://youtu.be/P7Np-z-Emm4
  12. Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    "The Tradition" - the institution of Western Classical music - has long been dogmatic about such things (not unlike orthodoxy in other traditional forms of music). Plucked, fretted instruments have...
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    Re: When you get injured...

    I sustained a quite severe left hand sprain two years ago. I was running a weekly jam at the time and didn't want to shut it down, so I played charango - the only instrument I could manage with a...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Ralph, you don't need to sing, just make a jazz noise ;)
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    It's unusual to find an acoustic mandolin in the field of free improvisation/avant jazz. Sam DH, and others cited, obviously feel the instrument has efficacy in this form. If nothing else, an...
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    I get the quip, of course. But if you listen to the music, you may hear some familiar elements. Albeit, it is a challenging form.
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Here's Sam's page: http://www.samdayharmet.com/
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Rare to see mandolins in the music, although Peter Maunu has been at it for some time: https://youtu.be/ezRpdcafC80
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    With Billy Martin -


    https://youtu.be/X9qkFLq-UVQ
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    Astroturf Noise

    Only 136 views and 3 likes so far - difficult genre to get listeners I guess. I like these folk


    https://youtu.be/kBJdvmUYeQs
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    This has opened quite the kettle of worms. I'm no ethnomusicologist, but one of my interests is "Early Irish/Scottish harp" - which is typically the moniker given the field of study. A prime source...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Also, Tony MacMahon passed on Oct 9th.
  23. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I've had 17s and 19s. Generally prefer the tone of the longer scales. But it sure is fun to whip out a little 17er and chop out some ragtime.

    I found that, with banjos as with all things...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    About 30 years ago, I first heard Tim Obrien do his Workin on a Building live in the KGNU studio, which I summarily copied - it was part of my set bag for a while. I've since given up the singing,...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Don't skimp on the mouthpiece. But, both Hite and Fobes make very good pieces for not a lot of $.

    Also, you might try a synthetic reed - made all the difference on my bass clarinet.

    Have fun!
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