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    Re: Any tips on installing loop-end strings?

    I'm sure describing this will take way more time than it takes to do the job :)

    I begin by doing the start of the job without the loop bend as I don't initially know which side up it'll land doing...
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    Re: Farewell To Stromness

    Adding the version played by the composer.

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    You can really hear the mood changes in his playing as he portrays the emotions of the people he imagines forced to leave their homes. I...
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    Re: Playing mandolin in duet with a harp

    I've played both of these with my harpist friend;
    https://www.astute-music.com/store/c72/harp_%26_mandolin.html#/
    plus Tango de las Rosas (not sure where we got that from)

    Some interesting Harp...
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    Re: When a mandolin tunes itself

    Could be the strings are set into the break-over angle on the bridge.
    I've noticed that if they've been on a bit too long they tend to give in a bit and take on a set at the point they contact the...
  5. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    As people say, each to their own.

    But it got me musing about how there's one thing that rankles me a bit with tablature and that's its current presentation across the mandolin publishing world....
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    Re: Do I round off my bridge or stop touching it?

    Maybe the edges are there as encouragement, a bit like a mandolinist's Tullock Spike :grin:
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    The decorative plate on the rear of the headstock is interesting.

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    Re: A structured approach to modern songs

    I'd recommend a good teacher for a while too. A good teacher will bring so much to the table that you never knew was there and pick up on things that might be holding back your progress, or building...
  9. Re: Mandocello question: should I add strap button, and K&K picku

    I don't use a strap with my bowlback mandoloncello and although the Oakwood I used prior to that had strap buttons & I kept one on it, I rarely bothered using it.
    As I use a guitar stand for keeping...
  10. Re: Mandolin Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Shine on…

    If you like Pink Floyd on the mandolin, here's the original thread where people discussed the project "Dark Side of the Mandolin"....
  11. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Here's a cool example of what can be done outdoors with one & a few mics and a leads (and a bucket load of talent too :mandosmiley:

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  12. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    The Boya mic is TRRS. (tip,ring,ring, sleeve) an iPad will take TRRS, the Zoom is expecting TRS. The way a TRRS mic presents itself is with the mic on the Sleeve and the common ground on the adjacent...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    I have played the following with MOoD (Mandolin Orchestra of Devon) up until it's recent demise. (now being replaced by Moorlands Mandolins) Mostly arranged by Matt Norman or Nick Wyke. There were...
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    Re: ISO Virtual Classical Mandolin Teacher

    Definitely a big +1 on Chris as a great choice as teacher, also as course and orchestra leader.
    He'll lead you through some great insights into where you're at, what's needed & how to work on all...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    I assumed those photos of the "Gibson Orchestras" were part of the marketing machine in action.
    The scenario I always envisaged would be:
    Crate of ordered instruments finally arrives.Everybody...
  16. Re: Tips for someone who took a 6 month break and is changing fie

    I can recommend The Mandolin Companion for getting back into daily technique building.
    You can get it in PDF format https://www.astute-music.com/store/p18/The-Mandolin-Companion-Download.html#/
    I...
  17. Re: Advice on valuing my fathers Stefan Sobell mandolin

    When you've done that contact the BBMG to get it listed in the next newsletter.
    That will get it out in front of an audience of good players who will appreciate a decent instrument....
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    Re: Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    From what I understand Google do not add all options to every file. Some items are treated like a library, where one person can book the item out but it's only on-line reading etc. & others have to...
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    Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    I noticed that Google Books have made available a scan of a 1907 copy of Modern mandolin school, part VI by Giuseppe Pettine.

    It's the 84 page section snappily titled:
    "Modern System Of The...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I have a LXM which I use in CGDA.
    It's a decent sound if you keep it played in & give it occasional string changes to keep brightness to the tone.
    I use a thin pick for the same reason. I think...
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    yes I actually knew that from the LaBarbera book from where we first learned the tune & the cultural tourism link I posted .
    Momentary brain fart, probably brought on by reading the extended...
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    Bloomin' Google translate.
    I think we need an emergency translation!
    Quick! is there a Sicilian speaker in the house?
    :whistling:
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    Re: Southern Italian Mandolin

    When our duo do our "Italian evening" we play this one as a tune.

    The info on my notes for follow-up say it might be a serenade from a "dramma per musica" music by Giuseppi Latilla, with a...
  24. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    Have a look at section 5:3 in the manual & try to get a feel for the automatic feedback suppression functions & also the 'ringing out' of your system when you first set up on site.

    in terms of EQ...
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    Re: Mandolin Chord Melody - rubato

    The question was more of an aside, I hear some people talk of their approach to judging things like how much of anything is enough, too much, just right. Some speak of having internalised the...
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