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  1. Re: Music for duets for me (mandolin) with my brother (mandola)

    Bach's Inventions come to mind...and yes, to my ears mandolin goes well with cello.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Nice reel and well-played. I seem to hear what might be influences [at least in the A part of the tune] in another tune that I'm familiar with called "Leather Britches". Thanks for fitting this...
  3. Re: Finished Notation for the Tab Addicted Mandolinsit Now What?

    FWIW...don't worry about judging your abilities. No one's in your practice area but you, huh? You are the only one you need to please at that time.

    Just grab a piece of music that interests you,...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Another echo: have a good trip. I'm looking forward to your next tune [or tunes] from wherever you might send it...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Another nice tune...but I wouldn't look at it as making a mistake - you're improvising!:grin:

    Thanks for posting...
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    Re: Skagg's former Gilchrist F-5 for sale - NFI

    Agreed. I was just musing on Allen's question and speculating into the seller's quote. I was told long ago that you can ask for anything as long as you're willing/ready to hear "No." for the...
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    Re: Skagg's former Gilchrist F-5 for sale - NFI

    Maybe...maybe not...the seller's probably hoping that the "was owned new by Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member, Ricky Skaggs" mojo works to his $$ advantage IMHO...~o)
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    Re: John Goodin: "Ekin Avenue" (hornpipe) mandocello duet

    You were right - it did make a nice mandocello duet...thanks!
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    Re: I need some serious help...

    Looks like you have all the basic strum instructions at this point, huh? If you want to learn more songs here's a link to Dix Bruce's website; http://www.musixnow.com/

    He sells instructional...
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    Re: Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    Now you're right in the middle of the ff hole vs/oval hole debate with a first hand comparison...cool!
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    Re: Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    Nice looking duo you have there...and kudos to your wife for her thoughtfulness in giving you a great gift!
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    Re: Mike Marshall on Fiddle

    That was really good picking - danke für das Video!
  13. Re: Caney Creek Company - New music + Farewell For Now

    Thanks for the song - good luck in whatever directions y'all choose!
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    I like the black/white/black binding also and had another idea, but it may be too late for any consideration at all - maybe using the tan color for the back and sides and a lighter shade for the top?...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    I was starting to wonder what color you would choose and the finish...didn't want to ask too soon. Not knowing your preference for the binding, I hope you don't mind if I qualify my color choice...
  16. Re: Bluegrass Giveaway - Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, Michael Da

    What an opportunity - thanks!

    BTW I entered -pickmepickmepickme!!:grin:
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    That is a great sounding mandocello!

    I enjoy the logical approach you described while voicing the instrument. Thanks for taking the time to explain your thought process. The change from 432 to...
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    Re: Mandocello K-style build

    Hi Tomy,

    You mentioned that there was better response on the C and G strings on one tuner and better response on the D and A strings on another. I wonder if you had incorporated a place to mount...
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    Re: Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    I like the harmony between Ronnie and Chris at the end...cool!
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    Re: Student Model Mandola for classroom?

    And BTW,,,welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Triplets Pick Direction

    You'll most likely get many opinions on pick direction as there have been other threads about it.

    But if you go to the Videos, Pictures & Sound Files section, look for the 2019 Tune-A-Week thread...
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    Re: New Kelley mandolin violin style

    Looks good!

    It's stirring up my MAS again...~o)
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    Re: Interview I did with Tim O'Brien

    Thanks for posting that well-done interview.

    I like Tim's musical presence; the songs tend to tell stories and are easy to picture in my imagination.

    I guess I think of guys like Tim O'Brien,...
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    Re: Fat fingers/wide nuts?

    Charles,

    Building onto Gary's post...

    Mike Marshall discusses this in his mandolin fundamental series DVD 2 from Homespun. The narrow neck allows him to alter how he makes chords by barring...
  25. Hahahaaa...good one!

    Hahahaaa...good one!
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