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    Hi everybody

    Not sure if it has interest but I found this program for mandolins. I like it alot though..

    http://www.maalflasken.dk/mandolintools


    UPDATE: I found this video clip of it on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGk035KxWwc

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    Man that's cool! And apparently free. So far anyway. Author credits mandolin chords to mandolincafe.com!

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    I feel like such a luddite.

    Its not that the software isn't cool. It sure is. But you have to have a computer near-by while you are playing the mandolin.

    The amount of times I have had a computer near me while one of my mandolins was out of its case, in the last 35 years = zero.

    Its just a new world.
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    True, but for people just started learning or who need inspiration it seems cool to me.

    BTW. I tried to run it on a different Windows version (Vista) and I needed to update DirectX and Microsoft .Net to make it run. Just incase.

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    Oh I quite agree. Its real cool. I just am not with the program. For example, I print out sheet music for tunes I find on the web, and take the paper into the other room and put it on a music stand to play it.
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    Very cool. Like the metronome a lot. Very simple but useful.

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    Just downloaded an updated version. Looks better and better each time he updates it.

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    I should probably try this. Truth is I have my laptop in front of me or next to me when I practice pretty much 100% of the time. Its getting to the point that I miss it when I am out at a jam. I don't play from printed music - but I use my computer to save midis and simple recordings etc. - helps me learn tunes by ear. Also use Amazing Slow Downer every day.
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    Yeah me too. I always sit in front of my pc when rehearsing. Nice to have my tabs and music on a big screen . looks like there is also going to be an Android version of the program. looks like he is serious.

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    Oh, it's for Windows. Bummer. :-( Guess I'll have to play with it at work! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt33 View Post
    Oh, it's for Windows. Bummer. :-( Guess I'll have to play with it at work! :-)
    There's always cross platform software if you're using Mac. I use Parallels and Virtual PC on my Macs. They work well.
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    How do you use that cross-platform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenz View Post
    How do you use that cross-platform?
    I use a Mac and another program called Parallels installed on my Mac. Parallels allows me to run Windows on my Mac. The cross platform deal means I can use one computer to run both Mac and Windows software. You can't do it the other way around, as far as I know. If you have a Windows machine, you can't run Mac software.
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    Jenz - thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it & i'll install it later. I do most of my practicing along with I'net Bluegrass radio stations - a bit like a long jam session,you don't know what's coming up,
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    Does this still exist? The link doesnt work...

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    That goes to a page, but theyve taken the stuff down apparently. http://archive.is/YnCOS just has a page that require flash, which i have, but it wont work regardless. perhaps too old?

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    Disappointing = /

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    I'm using chrome and it redirected me to a site that allowed the download of TMTool.zip package.
    Google 'TMTool Mandolin' and there are a variety of sites available.

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    AH, i went to http://www.tucows.com/download.html?...id=1022779&t=2

    picked the download from canada, Chrome blocked it as malicious software, and i cant download it. You say youve already downloaded it and its fine?

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    Thank you for your help, btw.

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    Ah, got the download finally from another place. it was like 2 mb? Anyways, thanks again.

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    Sorry Mike--

    Been away from the interwebs. Yup, I downloaded and installed on Win10 without issues. There are four apps, one each for mandolin, guitar, banjo (I know) and uke. For a beginning player, being shown alternate chords is really cool.

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    See Jeff, I'm just the opposite
    I have my guitar and mando right by my side
    as a songwriter I've learn some time ago
    that If I can't grab it I'm more than likely not going to play it.
    I watch youtube videos that inspirer me
    and if I had to get my guitar or mandolin from another room
    and pull it out of it's case, again not always but more than not, inspiration lost.

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    For a beginning player, being shown alternate chords is really cool.
    Cool indeed. Learning chord variations is a blast

    Early on, I wanted something to work on while on lunch break at work. I would identify all the notes of a major scale up to the 12th fret(using a print-out of mandolin fret board with all the notes on it) Then I circled the root, third, and fifth note of that scale with colored pen. Those highlighted color notes show all the root triad and doublestop variations possible to fret with 2,3,or 4 fingers. You can use same to build 7ths, relative minors etc. Takes a little reading on the internet to unlock.

    Learning how to build your own chords on mandolin takes only a few hours of study and you'll have it to use even when your computer is in the next room. It's been especially helpful when playing in a group, figuring out a particular chord or progression I'm not used to playing.

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    Sadly, neither link will work for me.
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    This link works (The Tomky Tool):

    https://download.cnet.com/The-Mandol...=dl&tag=button

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