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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    What a good idea. I never thought of doing that.
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    That was a funny quote from Svend: "B major has five sharps and is a non-existent key in jazz".
    What a great musician he was. I was friends with him.
    Will send you a personal message here on...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Learning to play in F Bb Eb etc is a good idea. I have a couple of thoughts.
    First, if you like swing music, Django and Stephane generally played in G C F and
    associated minor keys. There's a lot...
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFlx2Lnr9Q
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILGHGhw1ATs
  6. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Western Swing is a good destination for electric mandolins :)
  7. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Are you sure about that?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA4_5Wba2U
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    Re: Need some advice.

    This probably goes against the prevailing opinions here.
    You can play mandolin in an "oldies" pop band but its very hard to fit in rhythmically.
    In my experience Bluegrass "chop" chords don't work...
  9. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    The hardest:
    Fluba
    Singing Ringing Tree
    Cross-Grainger Kangaroo-Pouch Tone-Tool
    The Great Stalacpipe Organ
    Pyrophone Organ
    Hyperbass Flute
    Hornucopian dronepipe
    Aquaggaswack
    Sandata ng lolo...
  10. Re: Check this out: Dana Mohr Plays Huckleberry Hornpipe

    I'm hearing a little of Frank Wakefield too, though they don't phrase the same.
    His New Camptown Races has a nice chord solo. It starts after the guitar melody at 7:02
  11. Check this out: Dana Mohr Plays Huckleberry Hornpipe

    This is from Howard Yearwood's "Saddleback" 1979 LP on Ridge Runner. Mohr seems
    stylistically ahead of his time here, and plays a unique triplet-driven mandolin solo.
    From what I remember he won...
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    Re: What is this Sam Bush Tune?

    That's it! Thanks so much.
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Please don't dismiss people's suggestions.
    I didn't read any descriptions of homeopathic solutions above your post. Snake oil is a worthless medicine someone
    is trying to sell the public. Didn't...
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    What is this Sam Bush Tune?

    Its a solo fiddle piece with scat singing.
    I have a bunch of Sam's recordings, but not
    with this music. thanks
  15. How do you put the violin under your chin with a...

    How do you put the violin under your chin with a bow-tie on your neck?
    I can't even play wearing a regular tie.
  16. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I play 5 string electric mandolin BECAUSE it has an "electric guitar-like" sound. Its useful to be able to play that sound, [and it has its own tradition of fantastic playing: Tiny Moore, Johnny...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Banjo Mandolin.
    I actually won a first place "Banjo Other" category in a contest playing a choro piece.
    The neck was warped like a cereal bowl ;) Its now detached so I'm not tempted to play it.
  18. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Why do people want anything they desire? Even if you aren't a performer, why not have a high quality mandolin if you can afford it? I think we should allow people to do that. :disbelief:
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    Re: "Swing" number tunes

    Titi Winterstein Swing 85. Good tune.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDRDly25sQ4
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    Odd Ebay Mandolin Picture

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    This appears to be an image of a guitarist with a mandolin Photoshopped
    into his hands. Saved the cost of photographing a real person playing the
    instrument I guess... Trying to sell to...
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    Re: Alternate cases for bowlbacks?

    Thanks for the suggestion Mike.
    I've been looking but haven't found anything suitable.
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    Alternate cases for bowlbacks?

    I'd like to adapt a sax or horn etc case to hold a bowl back mandolin.
    Used student cases are super cheap. Basically bowl back cases
    are too expensive. I've spent too much restoring my...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    Memorize a piece of music. I used to perform written music, but
    found a deeper connection when playing from memory.
  25. Pasillo: Campanas by Adolfo Mejia [Trio Colombita]

    This isn't played by a mandolin, but the sound is close.
    Its one of the most beautiful melodies I've ever heard.
    [After 2:45, it detours to other themes I don't find as interesting]

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