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    The Joy of an OM

    I’d like to share an experience that might inform someone else on their quest towards whatever musical goals they pursue.

    I’ve played mandolin for a long time, have owned—and sold—numerous fine...
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    Eastman MD305 = AMAZING!

    Hi Mandolin Players,

    I'm posting this review to help others who may be on the fence about buying an Eastman.

    I have owned a Collings MT for about 10 years and recently decided to buy a backup...
  3. Re: Curt Mangan GW Signature Strings question

    Howdy fellas! My Signature Monel Set are the same materials as any of their Monel sets are. As far as gauges go, My set have a 40 G and a 26 D just like a set of J74s would.... I never liked the...
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    Taylor Thermex Picks

    I found these Taylor Thermex picks yesterday at A# Music in Kent (not a bad little store for mostly guitars).

    For about $2 a pick I figured I'd give them a go!

    They remind me of Dawg picks...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here on MC. I have been playing the mandolin for about a year now, and have benefited in so many ways from this site. Thanks for your contributions.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Telemann - Con Tenerezza from TWV 41:D3

    Here is a good intro to figured bass and realization from the music dept. at Earlham College.

    Barry
  7. Telemann - Con Tenerezza from TWV 41:D3

    When I was working on my two Telemann books for Mel Bay I played (or attempted to play) through hundreds of pieces from many collections. One of my favorite books was the Barenreiter edition of the...
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    Re: Seeking a virtual program where we can jam

    Jacktrip is the Stanford program. It optimizes what the data that is sent over the internet to reduce the latency problem. It does require some pretty specific setup work on the computer....
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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    No, it’s supposed to make an instrument sound more in tune than if you tuned the strings to an equal temperament. There are numerous mathematical explanations for this which, in 50 years of playing...
  10. Thread: Wet Tuning?

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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    I have a few newer Peterson tuners with that "sweetened" mandolin tuning but I've never been able to figure out what it's supposed to do, and I can't hear any improvement in the tunes I normally play...
  11. Re: Renaissance cittern with 1/4 comma meantone fretting

    With sixty plus years of playing slide trombone, got an instrument built to centuries old sackbut specs.
    The one visual cue, the bell rim, is in a different relative position.
    Adam Woolf's...
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    Re: Mandolin Editions of Classical Pieces

    Anything in alto clef for mandola!

    Old music—transcriptions from lute tab if it would fit the mandolin's range, Dowland or Morley songs arranged for solo mandolin, pieces originally written for...
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    Re: Mandolin Editions of Classical Pieces

    Personally, for the older works like baroque, i prefer urtext editions. Years ago I had a copy of the Beethoven mandolin pieces and the editor had really awkward fingerings. I would much prefer to...
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    Re: Mandolin Editions of Classical Pieces

    This is shared as my most recent example.
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    Re: Vivaldi F. XII, n, 38 -- looking for CD

    Of course, Musical Heritage Society's specialty was repackaging existing recordings for their own label, directly marketed to semi-gullible "members" (and I was one in the late '80s–early '90s).

    I...
  16. Re: Fingering suggestions, Telemann Violin Fantasia No. 1

    Of course, Ferdinand Binnendijk's video that you'd linked previously could serve as example. Note that Ferdinand uses a Roman mandolin (an Embergher). The defining feature of Roman mandolins is a...
  17. Re: Fingering suggestions, Telemann Violin Fantasia No. 1

    Yeah, that's awkward, especially if trying for a reasonable allegro. I could sustain all the note values by using single fingers to stop multiple notes: 2 on g" and c" in the first beat, 1 on...
  18. Re: Fingering suggestions, Telemann Violin Fantasia No. 1

    Measure 39: I have a feeling that in the first note group the g and subsequent c on the violin would be played with the same finger. It is harder for a mandolin, of course, but possible if the...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I’m a big fan of silk and steel on the ovals. Really like them.
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I did not like the sound of the Martin to my ears, the D’Addario sounded good initially but didn’t last long ! The CM Monels sounded great from the beginning and last a LONG time of playing !
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    Thomastiks on the L&H— never liked them on any other mandolin. Dogal Calace Round sounds on bowlbacks mostly.
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    Tried the D’Addario and Martin Monels on my Girouard ovals and didn’t like the sound . I love the sound of the Curt Mangan Monels however ! On my F Ellis mandolins I still prefer GHS A 270’s
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I have a '23 AJr with the GHS Pure Nickel on them right now - really been digging that combo. For my Collings oval my 2 favorites are GHS silk and steel and monels. Next up is Thomastiks.
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I have been using NBs on practically all my fretted instruments, mandolins and guitars. I don't use them on my Lyon & Healy or any of my bowlbacks. I loved the Monels but find the NB a wee bit...
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    Re: Adapting violin music for mandolin

    Oh, and welcome, standing.wav. Enjoy your time here and with the mandolin.
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