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  1. Re: Mandolin arrangement and tab for "Classical Gas"?

    Can you read staff notation?

    https://musescore.com/user/12454441/scores/3007321
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    https://imslp.org/index.php?title=Category:Scores_featuring_the_mandolin&transclude=Template:Catintro

    IMSLP's list of scores featuring the mandolin
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    and another " just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo!
    - "Enthusiastic Eloquence," San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle, 23 June 1865"
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    Part of the issue is that everyone assumes it's a 5 string banjo.

    I'm a 4 string player from New Orleans - grew up playing jazz, and later Italian and a little Irish music on banjo.

    There's a...
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Of course! - the classical grip is for a range of dynamic shadings, tremolo,etc. - the other is more for power and volume in other styles.
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I heard it as "both are warm intensely personal experiences no one else hears".

    One of my fave instrument jokes, thanks
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    Re: I'm finally "getting it"!

    Welcome to mandolin world...a as a guitar player too, I appreciate all your comments.

    It's all about the tuning and scale length! and picks...but you get picks.

    Well, I wish the differences in...
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    Re: Another pick grip question

    There is a middle path where the fist-like grip only comes in when you play harder, and the more open grip when playing softer. There is a spectrum of degrees of "soft" and "hard" hand but most...
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    Re: RH anchor issue

    There are times on electric guitar I use palm muting, so then I do rest my hand on the bridge...but pretty much on guitar and mandolin I do not rest my hand on the bridge nor plant the 4th finger. I...
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    Re: Another pick grip question

    I would't know that detail, being from another world of mandolin...nor how the player actually used the pick with the grip in any picture.

    If that is SH, then she controls the pick from the top...
  11. Re: Open chords vs closed chords for chops n chucks

    I think the designers - all of them - had classical music, parlor music, soloists and mandolin ensembles and such in mind when inventing the archtop American mandolin. BG music had not been invented...
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    It sounds good? plays easily? not too bad a deal if so.
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    So what did you pay for it?
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    I wish I was an expert....it could be a Calace....or another Italian maker. It does look a lot like the Italian instruments that were copied in Japan in the early 20th century.
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    Re: Another pick grip question

    I'm not a BG player. https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/members/45220-kurth83 makes excellent points.

    I have studied mandolin and guitar for years. The 2nd picture is the one I noticed.
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    Re: practice advice: speed vs repetoire

    If a person does not have clarity on fast runs, then they are not really playing those passages correctly, amateur or supposedly pro.
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    Re: practice advice: speed vs repetoire

    I appreciate your mention of dynamics.

    That includes playing delicate and softly! So many players only have 2 dynamics, loud and louder. Or in banjo terms, stun and kill.
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    Re: practice advice: speed vs repetoire

    There is no functional difference between tremolo and fast picking, except that a tremolo is on a single pitch and a rapid run with alternate picking can include many pitches.

    Thus that...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    Sheer volume.
  20. Re: Bowlback mandolin Preston-style tuners and interesting bridge

    Ah, you noticed!
  21. Re: help me out, how to do vibrato on a 4 string

    There is also the vibrato used on classical guitar and mandolin, where the fretting hand moves parallel to the line of the strings. It's a gentle and controlled vibrato, though.

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  22. Re: Bowlback mandolin Preston-style tuners and interesting bridge

    The bottom end tailpiece under the armrest has rollers, so the strings theoretically will even up tension and tuning.
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    Re: Help me use this diminished lick

    The trick of using a dim7 chord over a V7 a half step lower is to create a 7b9 chord:

    A7 = A C# E G

    Bb dim7 = Bb Db Fb Abb - yes that's the correct spelling, A double flat - enharmonic to Bb C#...
  24. Thread: Pick info

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    Re: Pick info

    Maybe these ended listings will help you:

    https://reverb.com/item/6603459-dunlop-delrin-triangle-guitar-picks-96-mm-bag-of-38-picks
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  25. Thread: Pick info

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Pick info

    Interesting; I can find Dunlop triangle picks in Tortex and Primetone, but the plain delrin seems unavailable.

    Even on the Dunlop website, the only triable picks near .71mm are:
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