Search:

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    970

    Re: Las Vegas Music Scene

    No success; however, I didn't pursue beyond this thread. Surely some jams are happening. Some shows are opening in November.
  2. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,446

    Re: mandolin teachers

    Jon Hall, Nacogdoches, TX. Also, Gerald Jones, Garland, TX, as long as you're not a beginner or have natural ability. It really depends on what you're looking for, though. My regular teacher is a...
  3. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,213

    Re: Turns and Mordents

    I posted the sample page in a pick direction post. Here it is again, with an excerpt from page 2, which starts at measure 15. The symbols in question start at measure 8. I highlighted them on my...
  4. Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    Thanks, David. I found this to get me started.188547

    For others who may be interested, there are lots of these to choose from if you Google "harmonizing scales."
  5. Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    I can do my own research to find this, but I don't know the proper search term. I'm looking for a chord chart that will give me I, II, etc. chords for each key. Any suggestions?
  6. Replies
    30
    Views
    38,905

    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    I've mentioned many times in the Forum my teacher is a professional violinist. She is an amazing teacher, although I feel she demands a little too much perfection from me, as a late-in-life learner...
  7. Replies
    42
    Views
    18,112

    Re: Pentatonic scales

    I'm working on pentatonic scales and thought I might revive this thread.
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,560

    Re: Chord Exercises

    Jim, this looks like an amazing resource. I'll go through it with my teacher at my next lesson.
  9. Replies
    49
    Views
    4,589

    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Lucas, thanks for pointing that out. A couple of "pros" on the Cafe, as well as a local teacher, have checked my action and all say it's fine. I think my strings are fairly light. I'm aware I press...
  10. Replies
    30
    Views
    38,905

    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    I've been slowing some things down a bit and really focusing on that 4th finger, keeping it under control. It's helping a lot, as I can see out of the corner of my eye. My teacher says she can tell...
  11. Replies
    13
    Views
    12,472

    Re: Recording App for Android

    It seems like I'm answering my own posts these days. Once again my teacher came through. The app I use for a metronome also has a recorder, which I knew. There's a tiny little pencil in the upper...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    20,343

    Re: Sheet Music w/Lyrics and Chords

    No one responded to my post, so I asked my teacher for a recommendation. Why didn't I start there? Because she's a classical violinist and I figured she wouldn't have a clue. Seems I was wrong! ...
  13. Replies
    40
    Views
    6,300

    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Steve, I do understand moveable chords. In fact, a teacher in my area has had me playing a barre A chord, along with D and E with the same shape. I detest that barre A. I get no D string sound at...
  14. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,519

    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    You caught me, Phil! Seriously, my cellphone battery wasn't staying charged. The guy at the Verizon store said I should be cleaning out my history: phone calls, websites, etc. every day. Still...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,519

    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    I do delete my browser history every day.
  16. Replies
    66
    Views
    5,287

    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Thanks, Louise! I've enjoyed reading over all the responses to my post, but you really hit the nail on the head for me! Maybe you and I are the only ones in the Café who don't memorize and/or play...
  17. Replies
    66
    Views
    5,287

    Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    4 years into learning mandolin (my first instrument), my mode of learning doesn't include tune memorization, but, rather is solely involved with reading sheet music. Do others learn this way...
  18. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,448

    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Ribs - on Saturday. Invited friends over to play Hand and Foot - with partners. But when I went over the number of people we'd asked, I came up with 7. Now I understand why my mandolin teacher...
  19. Replies
    204
    Views
    35,691

    Re: Musician Jokes

    My husband says none of these banjo jokes are funny. Then he asked me: what do you call a mandolinist with a warped mind?

    A banjo.

    Now, that's not funny.
  20. Replies
    83
    Views
    7,419

    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    Good question. My teacher taught my son violin from 2nd through 10th grade. Over that time she and I became really good friends, and when I mentioned I was considering learning to play mandolin 4...
  21. Replies
    83
    Views
    7,419

    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    There's not really a question, here, but I'll respond anyway. Yes, I believe my teacher may own only one violin. It's a very high dollar instrument, I'm sure. Among other professional...
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,935

    Re: 3/2 Time Pick Direction

    The arrangement I have is by Matt Merker - and the time signature keeps shifting, as you have said, JL. My teacher (who is a classical violinist, not a mandolinist) had me change all the 3/2s to...
  23. Replies
    23
    Views
    3,151

    Re: Easiest keys? major/minor

    My teacher says G and D major are the easiest. I'm working on C major, which she says is one of the most difficult. Not sure if she is referring to major keys or all keys.
  24. Re: Article: Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    Thanks to a MC member, last May I saw Andy on a trip to New York City. His group plays regularly at a synagogue (in Brooklyn, I believe). There's no charge, but a donation (of $20, I believe) is...
  25. Replies
    35
    Views
    5,137

    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Too often I forget about Google! I like what Mark sent and will check it out from my desktop.

    Simon, have you tried the Violin Cards app? Maybe it would provide what you're looking for.
Results 1 to 25 of 72
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3