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    Re: Do I need a mandola?

    "Do I need a mandola?" is a rhetorical question, (do I need 6 mandolas is a different story- still struggling through that one).
    If its just a wider nut you are looking for, a wide nut mandolin may...
  2. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    "Natasha's Waltz" as many have already stated, but I had this on vinyl as "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South", and it is always on any of my top 10 or favorite lists.
    John...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    How could I forget my good friend from Slovakia - this guy is amazing and this whole album is fantastic

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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    I am with Mandobart here- you can play a lot of fiddle tunes on mandola in the same key as mandolin, but the fingering will be very different, you just kind of have to work it out. Writing the tune...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Here's a real nice one by Joe K. Walsh


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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    This is a waltz by Peter Ostroushko played on a Weber Yellowstone mandola

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    Here is Soldier's Joy on a 1925 Gibson H2

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    Here is Moldavian tune on a Flatiron pancake...
  7. Re: New San Bush album focuses on John Hartfiord tunes

    one thing this planet could always use is more folks playing John Hartford's music, thank you Sam - looking forward to it.
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    I put the tone guard on it and that helped boost it even more, here's a run at Reischman's "Indian Arm" , I think the tone has improved considerably.

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    Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    I have this 87 Flatiron Festival I got here on the Cafe a few years back, I thought it was decent but more of a "beater" instrument for me to "festival" with. I took it to some North East Fall jams,...
  10. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    I would say string gauge contributes a lot to tone, I recently picked up a Collings F5, it came with light strings, while they were super slick to fret, I felt the tone was not what I wanted, I put a...
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    Re: Nmd

    nice tone on that!
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    Birdland Breakdown

    Tryin to learn this coolest of John Reischman tunes, from his Peghead melodic mandolin music course, oh these boys are playin' circles around me,
    the Tony Rice tag is probably because they heard it...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    None the less the style presented itself on tunes like "Wayfairing Stranger" on Cold on the Shoulder, and "Port Tobacco" on Me and My Guitar. As stated in "Still Inside" Tony
    1. Was an audiophile...
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    Chuck I would think that's more of an F2? and yes a beauty, I wonder how she sounds and plays.
    Wood210 - nice catch there!
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Great effort man! The visuals on the fret board are well done - any thoughts on short talk over guides with each shape? (a lot of work I know) something like
    "we start with our index finger on...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    the mandolin is tuned in ascending 5ths (as are the violin, viola and cello)

    the guitar is tuned in ascending 4ths ( except G to B that is an ascending 3rd and descending 6th)


    G to D is an...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    Keith you can use Media to Human ( free) to download as MP3 from you tube - it will make one large MP3 - I then use MP3 Cutter ( free) to make the individual songs into MP3s.
    I do this with hard...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    DougC I hear the "similarities" and referring back to the Tony Rice Story - while he loved Bluegrass and traditional music, he was huge into high fidelity audio and liked to listen to instrumental...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    in the book "Still Inside - the Tony Rice Story" I was pickled to read Tony saying his solo on "Miles Mode" was some of the best guitar playing he had ever recorded, the fact that he even mentioned...
  20. Re: Looking for different mandolin music to learn-obscure/nonstan

    I think Peter Ostroushko probably has you covered
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    can't say enough about how good that Northfield sounds, of course the driver gets credit as well!
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Dang there goes my new pair of shoes
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    I'll see your Monroe/Baker and raise you a Dolly Parton

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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    meaning that Sharon hangs closer to the melody of the tune in her improvisation.
    The other thing I interpret from John's playing is he uses a lot of close intervals - like 2nds and 3rds back and...
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    It does not say online who plays what on what track, but it does list Sharon playing Bass and a Gilchrist F5, and lists John's Loar and two different mandolas.
    John's playing is generally very...
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