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    Re: Lara's Theme

    I always loved hearing Red Rector play Lara's Theme. Here he is with Jethro Burns on guitar:


    https://youtu.be/yR7A5Um3ow8
  2. Thread: A7 Chord

    by Papa P
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    Re: A7 Chord

    I am new to the forum. I've been playing mandolin for about 2 years. I love music theory. I am attaching a chord list of A7's that has been very helpful to me. The site is very user friendly,...
  3. Thread: A7 Chord

    by JeffD
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    Re: A7 Chord

    There is very little I can do cleanly without at least occasionally taking a peek.

    I don't know that looking is a sin, but lets say it is; its way way down in my priority of what needs fixing.
  4. Allegretto by Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825)

    A little something to welcome in the New Year

    This short, lively piece is fugal in form and has been transcribed for two mandolins, 8ve mandola and guitar.

    Salieri was an influential opera and...
  5. Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Tuscan Trio - O Sole Mio


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC6utDUiAVY
  6. Thread: Happy New Year

    by JeffD
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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all my mandolin friends.

    Especially to those brand new to the mandolin. Those whose first mandolin showed up under the tree less than a week ago. Welcome one and all to the...
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    Re: the joy of Christmas giving.

    happy new years to all here. I would just like to say I need nothing. our house is paid off & the heating pluming & electrical system are up to NYC code thank God. the only thing I will say it would...
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    Re: Pets with Mandolin-related names?

    Our Goldendoodle, who we lost earlier this year, was named Tremolo. When people asked my why, I said that the only way I'd ever have a tremolo that anyone would admire was if I had a good looking...
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    Re: the joy of Christmas giving.

    To make a long story short - while bringing back my special-needs daughter from a trip to the hospital, she saw some of those 'Star Shower' lights shining on a nearby house and casually mentioned how...
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    Re: “What is that?”

    I'm never offended by the question. I think it's great that they are interested enough to ask. I would only be offended if they thought it sounded like a banjo :) I'm kind of shy, so I meet more...
  11. Fantasia on "Silent Night" & "O du fröhliche" (F. Wohlfahrt)

    Franz Wohlfahrt (1833-1884):
    "Easy Fantasia on Two Christmas Songs - 'O Stilly Night' and 'O Sanctissima'", Op. 83 (1882)
    "Leichte Fantasie über die beiden Weihnachtslieder 'Stille Nacht, heilige...
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    Re: Looking for Mandolin Instrument Primer

    Don Julin's "Mandolin for Dummies" has a nice survey of mandolin types.
  13. Thread: Chop Chords

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Chop Chords

    Other than rhythmic style, what makes a "chop chord" different from any other chord?
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    Re: Which type of practice do you do?

    My practice is structured. I warmup, do technical exercises for each hand, some theory (new chord work), play some old repetoire and some new. I jam 5 times a week and play along with videos and...
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    Re: Advice for Children

    My 5 year old son has a mandolin in his room. He is very careful with it and always wants to take it out of the case and clean it. My little girl is 4 and has a guitar out leaning against the wall...
  16. Thread: Chop Chords

    by Torpedotom
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    Chop Chords

    This is really a newb question. Is there a place, page, website that shows chop chord shapes for each key whether they be three or four finger shapes. This is confusing to me. Thanks
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    Re: I got a really cool compliment yesterday!

    Hmm... I'd always thought of it the other way around... If the *only* thing they have to say is "good tune", then to me that means that the person sees merit in the tune itself, not in the manner in...
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    Re: Pick - Round or Pointy End?

    I'm happy you had a good result.



    It matters to anyone that cares about their mandolin technique.
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    Re: Pick - Round or Pointy End?

    It's the thing that sits between your fingers and the string -- the interface that makes the music. It's only natural to spend time obsessing over it, and finding what works.

    Spend some time on a...
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    Re: Upgrade time?

    I’m not familiar with ozark or Paul Hathaway, what iv3seen of asbury may not be an upgrade. I’m not a fan of taking baby steps when upgrading, it winds up costing so much generally. There may be...
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    Re: Advice for Children

    If she wants to learn violin, that's the way to go. Provided she has lessons with a good teacher. There are so many reasons:
    1. You can rent a good quality violin while you learn. I don't see a...
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    Re: Pick - Round or Pointy End?

    On the contrary the more you share the more accurate the answers can be.
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    Re: Scales--my new morning friend

    This is what I call crucial scale exercises. These are common patterns that can be applied to all scales major and minor. You can practice these in open positions and closed positions. Pay attention...
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    Re: Classical Music needed

    I'm happy to see another person interested in classical mandolin.

    I do make this suggestion - drop the TAB asap.

    It only gets in the way of reading staff notation. Good mandolin books give you...
  25. Thread: O Holy Night

    by bratsche
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    O Holy Night

    This is a re-post from the "Play your favorite Christmas Carol" thread in the General section, for any of my friends who seldom venture out of this area and may want to hear and see it (apologies if...
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