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  1. Thread: My latest oud

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: My latest oud

    More strings = Baroque guitar :)
  2. Thread: My latest oud

    by Dusepo
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    Re: My latest oud

    Renaissance guitar I can do :) . Here's the latest one I built earlier this year:
    https://i.imgur.com/38Lmmx6.jpg
    And the customer playing it:

    More info here:...
  3. Re: Shove that Pigs Foot a Little Farther into the Fire

    Oh I've been playing Scruggs far longer than claw, and even a good while longer than mandolin (and a sight better, I might add) but I usually refrain from posting those videos out of respect for the...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    How esoteric of you :grin:

    I agree that is fascinating, but I think this discussion is centered around reading rhythm in Western music of the common era.
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    Reharmonization with bitonality

    Bitonality is the use of only two different keys at the same time.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytonality

    "Oh du lieber Augustin" for CGDA Tenor Guitar

    standard harmonized 00:00
    Melody A...
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    Canadian trad music festival videos

    (This isn’t specifically mandolin oriented, though a number of mandolin-related instruments turn up in the accompaniments. Still, I haven’t watched everything, so there may be mandolin solos that...
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Was curious what kind of mandolin he plays but I believe this answers the question, and I think it's a Weber.

    p/CGDMUfVA5-M
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    p/BtfHKThFABj
    p/CDZKAdqgGBn
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    R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Sorry to pass along this sad news.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58881862
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Here is an article in the Guardian from 6 years ago about English folk music and modern bands https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/13/spiro-leveret-english-folk-music-reviving-old-tunes

    I...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I think Sam Sweeney's fiddle playing is really beautiful. Sometimes it seems to have a Nordic influence, maybe?

    ...
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    English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I'm posting this for anyone interested in English traditional music, which is commonly played but little talked about when compared to so-called "Celtic" music. I play some English tunes from my time...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    This has no mandolin content but Pat does talk about Jaco and he is known for playing an instrument with string "courses". I hope that's justification enough...



    https://youtu.be/QEgalcH_-b4
  14. Thread: My latest oud

    by Dusepo
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    My latest oud

    Here's my latest oud. This is a new shape I am calling the 'Shahed' model, which is designed to bring out certain harmonics after analysing the spectral analysis, and also be more comfortable to hold...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    195433

    Some have noted that many fiddle tunes from the british isles are entirely modal, and were likely first played on simple flutes or pipes which are diatonic instruments. That music actually...
  16. Thread: Keith Richards

    by MrMoe
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    Re: Keith Richards

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/bob-dylan-favourite-rock-band-rolling-stones/[/url]

    This appraisal of the Stones bugs me a bit. I am sure Mr. Dylan knows that the Stones re-invented themselves as...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Come on, you know that was Byrds-influenced, at the least. Clapton made his bones imitating, and building on, other people's guitar styles.

    But I agree on our comparative tastes. Perhaps I can...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Thanks for listening.

    The key is body size, in my experience. Tom Buchanan's acoustic 10-string is 14.25" scale but substantially larger than his 8-string mandolins. A smaller body does have more...
  19. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    Can't write.
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    I agree, the Joni Mitchell sessions and concerts really highlighted Jaco.

    You forgot one Joni album, the best for my taste. Mingus.

    This track drives me crazy! Jaco did this fully sick horn...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    I was first exposed to it through The Chieftains 9 Boil the Breakfast Early album in 1980. Then I started listening to a local radio show called "Ballads, Bards & Bagpipes" on KCUR-FM in Kansas City,...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    It's possible to understand the harmony for a song intuitively without having much of a clue what the chord names & colors are (that is, how it's written.) As someone who's self-taught and plays by...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    A while back, I was studying Micky Baker's method for jazz guitar ... he uses 33 chord forms ... and I asked a fellow musician who had written a lot of extraneous material on it, 'Why do you consider...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's a video of me playing this nice Iranian/Persian piece on an oud I built. If you wish to follow along, here's the sheet music: https://i.imgur.com/YI0DGcm.png
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    If you use those shapes as moveable chords, that's not a problem.

    You need to think of your first finger as a capo, barre all 4 strings, then use fingers 2 and 3 (rather than 1 and 2 ) to make the...
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