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  1. Registration has ended! We'll be in the process...

    Registration has ended! We'll be in the process of selecting our 10 winning entries now and then the process of contacting them. May take awhile.
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    Filling Behind a Singer

    Here is a video on how to start playing fill phrases behind a singer. These are very simple lines but give you an idea of how to fill.


    https://youtu.be/a0uGhufbKxQ

    PDF file here: 180597
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    If anyone is interested, I transcribed that video for my own practice (and in preparation for the Heiden Octave I should be getting any day now).

    Spencer
  4. Re: Introducing Duo Mantar, guitar and mandolin duo

    Saw this duo in Sterling, VA last evening. The duo played contemporary music from Israel, as mentioned above. It wasn’t a toe tapping concert but it was so refreshing to not hear Vivaldi. Musical...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I used to play the Zu Zitter Carzay and the Trum Tupers. Very difficult. You don't see them much except in the Whoville area
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    Late 30s Regal/Wards F hole archtop

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    I know this instrument will not set pulses racing- it is a pressed top mandolin sold by Wards- my guess being priced about $9 in 1939. It dates from the late 30s...
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    Abbey Road Medley - Bluegrass Style

    We celebrated Abbey Road's 50th anniversary with this medley - enjoy!
  8. Introducing Duo Mantar, guitar and mandolin duo

    Received this from Jacob Reuven and Adam Levin who don't frequent the Cafe in person as much and am sharing for them.

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    I want to take a moment to formally introduce the mandolin community...
  9. Introducing Duo Mantar: Jacob Reuven, Mandolin;Adam Levin, Guitar

    Good Morning Mandolin and Plucked Instrument Friends:
    I want to take a moment to formally introduce the mandolin community to our new group, Duo Mantar, which is comprised of Israeli Mandolinist,...
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    Finally done!

    I restored this old Kay for a dear friend of mine. His dad played it back in the 60-70s. At some point the neck block was broken. A band mate “repaired” the neck by filling it full of glue and...
  11. Re: Article: Waterloo Mandolin Giveaway Registration Start Date A

    OK, we've made contact. Tom S. is definitely in Massachusetts, said he's badly in need of a backup mandolin. Thanks to everyone that joined in. Sorry there couldn't be 6,586 winners. Look for another...
  12. Re: Article: Waterloo Mandolin Giveaway Registration Start Date A

    Congrats Tom S!
  13. We have emailed the winning entry. Congrats...

    We have emailed the winning entry.

    Congrats Tom S. who appears to be in Massachusetts. Yes, there are about 5 other Tom S. entrants, but only the one we emailed is the winner of course.
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    Re: My prim tamburitza arrived

    Here is my most recent recording with the bisernica as well as a kantele I built from a kit.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7AvHq3BgzM
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    Lily In The Wild

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQztis0lxW0
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    Re: 'When Mandolins Dream' Notation and Tab

    Quick fix, in measure 23 the correct fingering is the 2nd finger for the first D note on the A string instead of using the first finger (silly little slip up when inputting numbers, argh)
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    'When Mandolins Dream' Notation and Tab

    Hey everybody! It has been a while since I last posted here but thought I would post a new transcription that I just got done with.

    Here is the video link I transcribed the fingerings from:


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    Re: Thumb Pick

    I once thought about doing that-using thumbpicks. My skin chemistry is such that picks of all sorts get super slippery. Some say BlueChip picks get grippy when warm. Not for me. Still slippery.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Actually on the bench , a travel training mando
    sides are removable for going in a little bag , it goes with a shadow undersaddle piezo pickup , a guitar amplifier and a 9 volts battery
    tuners are...
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    Re: My prim tamburitza arrived

    Sorry to add so long after the OP.

    1993 Tamburitza Hall of Famer - Walt Naglich sells tamburitza strings: naglichstrings@aol.com or you can call him @ 724-838-7615

    Tamburitza Luthier as well. ...
  21. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    Here's a chart I made for my students that has the whole ball of wax on one page.
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    My prim tamburitza arrived

    Picking up from where this thread left off. The instrument seems to have been well cared for and probably minimally played, there are some places where the finish looks foggy or dry. It has a nice...
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