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    Re: My latest oud

    Ya I guess I'm wanting more like a vihuela, or... maybe a renaissance lute
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    Re: My latest oud

    Nice sound. Do you build larger ones/more strings?
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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...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Oops, brain wasn't working very well last night. That should be Castelfidardo.

    Ya, mndlns are great for collecting. But boxes are yet more so - they come in endless varieties, sizes,...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Do you know that you can buy vintage Castlefirdardo boxes off ebay all day long for much less $ than they were new? :popcorn: A particular hobby of mine.
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    Just to throw in - if you study scales it will pay dividends.
  9. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Well as the custom sometimes goes - hope we didn't overwhelm our overwhelmed OP. :)

    Now to throw the oft cited David Lindley axiom - it's all just one big guitar, or paraphr, meaning that in...
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    Hope Isaiah's killing it :mandosmiley:
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    Well, it's often about expression - range, harmony, texture, form, dynamics - rather than just melody and rhythm.

    Musical necessity or expediency is another matter. I admit, I'm usually drawn...
  12. 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...
  13. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Well sure there are countless examples in many music forms (it's why I simply posted Sabicas, as flamenco is exemplary of those forms that won't be played on a mandolin). Saying that other, larger...
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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). ...
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    Ya, the guitar fngrbd - just looking at my guitar here (65.5cm sl) the frets become equally spaced as a mndln (~13" sl) at the 11 or 12th fret. So an octave up and it's the same fingerings - in...
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    Sounds like you know what you're doing, Isaiah, in terms of transposing material into more optimal range (for the mndln). Jeff, this is an example of what I'm referring to: adapting material to the...
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    I merely make a conceptual comparison in reference to polyphonic, or harmonic, if you will, capacities as such are important matters in the OP's stated goals. Not as a pedagogic model, or anything...
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    And you're on your way :) Congratulations.

    It's not uncommon to hear that - "never even really tried to learn the guitar" - in various iterations. I estimate the vast majority of guitar...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Vis a vis the debate about 'snging' - recall that processes vary in the body/mind pertaining to local and nonlocal functions. Considering disparate methods/experiences in "hearing" vs "playing,"...
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    Most of the time I'm speaking about harps, folks think I'm talking about moothies. :popcorn:

    Colloquial nomenclature and organological nomenclature are frequently at odds.
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    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...
  22. Re: Unwanted string noises with mandolin and mandola

    In fact, it is common to use the palm for this purpose stated by OP - particularly when playing slide.

    As you mentioned, Knoppa, larger instruments do tend to resonate more for several reasons:...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    I thought I'd qualify my statement about "pre-literate" traditions. I tend to get carried away in responding to ideological claims :whistling:
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Well there's a fascinating theory of time that would counter the argument of our scant history, in geologic time, being "equidistant" but I'm sure ancient humans and other species have systems or...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Depends entirely on who you are and what you do. I've always felt rhythm in a primary sense and have never read any of it, while working as a drummer and bassist. The felt sense has always been the...
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