Search:

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Re: NMD 1935 Martin A-Style (and a 'lighbulb moment'!)

    I have a 1950 Martin A mandolin that I purchased back in 1979. It's a peach, but you might want to do yourself (but not your wallet) a favor and check out a Collings MT mandolin. They are louder,...
  2. Replies
    28
    Views
    60,700

    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    This discussion interests me as an amateur mandolinist who plays mostly Bach, and mostly from Daniel Sellman's two transcription books of Bach for mandolin. Although I think all the responders to...
  3. Replies
    16
    Views
    16,002

    Re: Collings MTO: replacement tuners?

    My experience exactly. I purchased a used 2012 MT with the Stew-Mac Golden Age tuners that were an absolute bear to use. I phoned Collings and got told to phone Stew-Mac directly and tell them...
  4. Replies
    27
    Views
    9,171

    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    Nicely done, Phil! I've been working on several of the Bach cello pieces and sonatas for the past four or five years. Not the easiest stuff to pull off, but you do it with ease. I'm very impressed.
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,047

    Re: Livestream Bach on the mandolin workshop

    I'd definitely be interested. Bach is just about all I'm playing on the mandolin
  6. Replies
    2
    Views
    625

    Re: How High the Moon by John 5

    John 5 can play anything!
  7. Replies
    204
    Views
    35,758

    Re: Musician Jokes

    A man goes into a pawn shop in San Francisco and, for the purpose of this joke, buys a dead rat. He walks out of the shop holding the rat by the tail.

    After walking a block or two he gets a...
  8. Replies
    48
    Views
    7,106

    Re: Left Forearm Pain

    Sounds like what I've developed, which is probably tendonitis. First it was the inside forearm, now it's gotten worse on the outside. I'm taking 3 Advil 2-3 times a day and trying to lay off the...
  9. Re: Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    OK, RBMB, ya got me. Happy April Fools Day
  10. Re: Found my Bluechip pick after about 3 months M.I.A

    another example of my theoretical “inverse law of sunglasses retention”: the more a a pair of sunglasses cost the quicker they will be lost. With a cheap pair of sunglasses, they refuse to get lost....
  11. Re: A tip for improving your playing in one hour...

    I have both of Daniel Sellman's Bach for Mandolin books. Lots of enjoyment for a small investment in money and a lot of investment in practicing. Well worth it!
  12. Re: A tip for improving your playing in one hour...

    Seamus:

    Bach is pretty much all I'm playing these days. Cello Suite #1 Prelude done, and then several menuets, as well as Violin Partita #1 in E Maj., the Bourre I & II from the 3rd Cello Suites....
  13. Replies
    151
    Views
    46,365

    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    A banjo player, on his way to a gig, stopped at a local Walmart, forgetting that his banjo was in the back seat.

    When he returned to his car, to his horror he found his car had been broken into:...
  14. Replies
    25
    Views
    5,565

    Re: Dunlop Ultex pick

    My favorite mandolin pick is the Dunlop Ultex James Hetfield model. I think the thickness is 1.14mm. I use the pouted end & am playing mostly classical on my mando s.

    I received a Blue Chip as a...
  15. Re: Chris Thile, Bach Sonatas & Partitas vol 1 CD.

    Jaycat- when you practice the Bach Sonatas or Partitas enough so that it's at a "performance" level, it almost always becomes memorized, even though they're 4+ minutes long. Not to take anything...
  16. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Tiny Moore - "I'll Have Somebody Else"

    Wow, just wow! That's a killer!
  17. Replies
    24
    Views
    4,119

    Re: Northfield Question.

    Just throwing in my 2 cents to the discussion. I've talked to several reps from Eastman, and they mentioned their yearly output of hand-carved mandolins can be counted in the hundreds, not...
  18. Re: any tab for Bach Lute Suite in E Major--Gavotte en Rondeau

    David: Thanks! I found it in the first thread you shared. I followed the score while listening to a YouTube audio of John Williams playing it. I also learned online that Segovia transcribed it...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,121

    Re: Thile's Loar: Not Enough Low End?

    That's what I love about Bach: you can play it on any instrument, from a tin whistle to a tuba and it all sounds great!

    A quote attributed to Douglas Adams:

    Beethoven tells you what it's like...
  20. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,271

    Re: d'Addario EJ74 packaging

    a little squirt of naptha (lighter fluid) takes care of any sticky residue from the color-coded tags. That's what I've been using for the last few string changes I've done with the new EJ-74...
  21. Re: Kentucky vs. Eastman: Differences in 600 series and up?

    Don't claim to be an expert either, but last year, after shuffling through a few mandolins, including Kentucky & Loar, I eventually wound up with an Eastman MD815V. Very pleased with it.
  22. Replies
    452
    Views
    55,601

    Re: The saddest song ever

    Dark Hollow

    Also, "Vincent" by Don McClean
  23. Replies
    26
    Views
    5,057

    Re: New favorite (cheap) pick.

    I've tried a variety of picks for my mandolin playing, including Blue Chip. It may be sacrilegious to say, but I didn't like the sound the Blue Chip produced- just me, I guess.

    The pick I settled...
  24. Replies
    54
    Views
    6,731

    Re: Mando strings go sharp--why?

    I think most mandolins, or stringed instruments in general (and archtop instruments in particular), are natural barometers, thermometers, and hygrometers. With the arched soundboard, floating...
  25. Replies
    30
    Views
    11,556

    Re: Bach E Major Prelude fingering

    Whoo-Hoo!! Thurs., Dec. 1st, 7:36 PM PST, made it through the entire piece, start-to-finish!!
Results 1 to 25 of 27
Page 1 of 2 1 2