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    Macrostie A, 1978, #24

    Hi all, I'm writing to share my recently rediscovered Macrostie instrument, pre-Red Diamond, Rosewood back and side, European spruce top A from 1978. I just got off a lovely call with him after...
  2. 8 strings Tuscan Mandolin by Yaron Naor

    Gary Payne from San diego asked me to build an 8 strings Tuscan style mandolin, with an old style rosette...
    enjoy the photos and the sound clip... thanks Gary for a great challenge

    191312 191313...
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Nice wood in that Richmond!
  4. Re: Tip for using fingers on the high E string from 7th to 0

    take a lock at Keith´s page

    http://www.mandolin-lessons.com
  5. Re: Tip for using fingers on the high E string from 7th to 0

    Poul, since you directly ask for tips, have noted that your approach is too slow, and don't necessarily have access to any given physical book, I recommend you work on this resource for Four Finger...
  6. Re: Tip for using fingers on the high E string from 7th to 0

    Hi Poul,

    I use 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 or 4 -2 3 - 1
    check out Keith Harris's book and you'll know why.
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    I would too.
  8. Re: Tip for using fingers on the high E string from 7th to 0

    Hi. I'm not completely following your melody approach, but for that fingering I would definitely say 4-3-2-1. That's all in the first position.

    I play this in Am, on the E and A strings:

    E...
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    Scottish Reels

    A couple of Reels.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nydZkYkhqUg




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du9x2ZPjf8E
  10. “Just a Closer Walk With Thee / Auld Lang Syne” NYE Medley

    Happy New Year, Mandolin Cafe! Ignore my Superman PJ pants- I don’t get out much anymore.

    https://youtu.be/CttJ7L5b-PQ
  11. Thread: Valley Forge

    by Gunnar
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    Valley Forge

    https://youtu.be/civW5Y5g_Z0

    Here's a really fun tune that I got to play with some really fun guys.
    I hope you find it entertaining!
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    A Celtic jig I wrote

    https://youtu.be/C0x-At07ayg


    Playing it on my octave mandolin
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    Note names on the instrument

    In case anyone is interested, here is a chart you can print and use.

    190159

    :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::whistling:
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    Ebony mandolin

    This is a recently finished flat top mandolin that is a bit unusual. It was experimental so I had no idea how it would sound. The back and sides are of Macassar Ebony, top is Red Spruce, neck...
  15. Thread: My latest oud

    by Dusepo
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    My latest oud

    Here's my latest oud:
    https://i.imgur.com/Cv2ZGbn.jpg

    And here's a couple of samples of how it sounds:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1wQzAPATxE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMn-2StYJYE...
  16. Re: Do you have tabs for this Tarantella?

    This is probably the most recognizable tarantella, it’s often called the wedding tarantella. There are many variations on this theme, you can mix it up and make it your own.

    BILLY
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    Re: Do you have tabs for this Tarantella?

    Here’s a little library. May find some other little gems too.
    Good luck, enjoy!

    Also, here’s the result if you search MandolinCafe with ‘Italian’ as a thread title.
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    Re: Do you have tabs for this Tarantella?

    I think this might be it!
    http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?name=Tarantella&id=03077
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin KM-805 new neck available?

    The truss rod channel at the break means there is not much "meat" left to work with to effect a proper repair (without taking heroic measures) This repair by Jerry Rosa is almost exactly what you...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Thank you all! As I have said over and over, I have the best customers!

    We are still at this expensive & time consuming hobby/job. Someday I really will retire as my body is rebelling. ...
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    Transcriptions

    I've just started uploading some of my many mandolin and fiddle transcriptions to my web site. Bluegrass, fiddle tunes and jazz as played by great players. You can find them at the "Transcriptions"...
  22. Re: Where to hold right wrist/arm when playing tremolo?

    I use a light grip and loose wrist. My fingers brush the top of my pickguard aka finger rest. Some guys plant their finger(s) on the pickguard or top of the instrument. I applaud the guys guys that...
  23. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    You can play any style of music on any type of mandolin. That said, there are certain tones that are generally thought of as more appropriate for certain styles. F-hole mandolins generally have more...
  24. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    I would say it's more of a personal preference. Bare in mind that Gibson mandolins arose when classical music was popular and Bluegrass was not yet defined. In Europe people seem to prefer German,...
  25. Doctor O’Neill’s jig. (1001 Irish tunes: day 6)

    So I’ve decided to use the slow down in live music productively and create a new challenge for myself. I’m gonna try to go through chief O’Neill’s legendary 1001 Irish dance tunes. Here’s my video...
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