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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I think it's like people dressing up to put on reenactment shows, no harm, gives an impression for the punters, but it's just a false facade, a bit like the false front buildings on a western film...
  2. Thread: Cornish Tunes?

    by Beanzy
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    Re: Cornish Tunes?

    In case anyone is interested in things Cornish, Neil Davey is launching a second book (&CDs) of his favourite tunes from local sessions called " Flooch2 "
    I only found out because of his video of...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    Here's one on tenor from Laura-Beth Salter; John Hiatt, Slow Turning

    https://fb.watch/4U8GmTfjmy/
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    I like the one piece back I have on the Davidson two point mandolin, but thatís because it gives a larger canvas for all the wonderful woody patterns to play out. Emotionally thereís a completeness...
  5. Thread: stand or sit?

    by Beanzy
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Similar to David I play standing and sitting and donít use a strap for either carved top or bowl back instruments. Same hold standing or sitting & the instrument just stays put without any need to...
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Jim, i used to do that with a rolled up bit of towelling. I wasn't too keen on shoving it in underneath and rolling it tight enough to get pressure under the strings, as long term it might have made...
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    You can make a mute from a freezer bag clip and some dense foam. It isn't perfect but you do get a thunk from the pick on strings. It's a bit like applying a firm palm mute without having to keep...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    A couple of Vince Gueraldi numbers to throw into the mix;
  9. BMG Federation On-Line Zoom Festival Day - March 27th

    From Sandra at the BMG inviting us all to the
    "BMG Federation On-Line Zoom Festival Day Saturday 27th March 10am Ė 4pm GMT which you can read about and book your place on our new website...
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    Here you go; https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/ART-Tube-MP-Studio-V3-Mic-Preamp/1GV From what I see that seems to cover what you describe

    The mini mixer is another route you...
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    Re: Winding string loop ends for 1890 Vinaccia

    A (fishing) technique for avoiding bulky knots in nylon loops is to crimp the nylon at the tip in a ridged vice jaw or pliers and do the same at the point where the loop doubles back to meet the...
  12. Re: Mandolin sheet music in standard notation only: where is it?

    Following up on what JeffD says; a few years back I made a double frame from mounting board and then put cross-bars in the slot between, which can be shuffled to match the book layout you are using....
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    I stumbled across some album launch blurb for a London band I hadn't heard of before yesterday, called "Forty Elephant Gang" . They have some good songs and a good mandolin player, which is the main...
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    Re: Check this out... ever seen this before?

    Looks like a web aggregating site. Designed to generate clicks and traffic before selling on the domain? Probably shows as uk because your browser is identified as being in the UK. Theoriginal image...
  15. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    I do that with my mandoloncellos, bowlback & A bodied, but have both feet planted on the floor when seated.
    If standing I put one foot on the stand it sits in when not in use.
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    Re: Winding string loop ends for 1890 Vinaccia

    I put a dab of solder on the wound string a few cm from the end, then clamp it with a vise grip just in front of that. I then unwind the outer and lay it back around the core in a longer twist, bend...
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    Re: Nocturn in blue and gold

    It's a really lovely tune to play. It's in his book Great Tunes For The Mandolin #1
    I was areally pleased to find it in there when I bought that book.
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    The violoncello and mandoloncello is actually a diminutive form, which seems strange until you are told they are the "little" version of their origin instrument the violone and the mandolone. Violone...
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    You could try "The Mandolin Lesson" by Frances Taylor http://themandolinlesson.com/the_book.htm

    an autobiographical story of self discovery centred around a passion for the mandolin.
  20. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    You may find Chris Smith's book useful to give you an insight into the whole subject of backing.
    Celtic Backup For All Instruments
    I bought it to help with my Tenor guitar and Mandoloncello backing...
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    Re: Repairer recommendation required

    I'd second the recommendation for Phil Davidson. I saw a restoration he did on a teens gibson a couple of years back & it was impeccable.
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    Re: virtual events in countries other than USA

    Matt Norman has done two really good workshops for the BMG members this summer as a substitute for not having the summer school. I really enjoyed them.


    Our mandolin orchestra & fiddle orchestra...
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    You can always do the Strings shuffle. It's not unknown for a mandolin to be restricted by too meaty a string set. Maby try the DR rare ones with the hexagonal cores, they come up well on some...
  24. Thread: Hornpipe rhythm

    by Beanzy
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    There are different types of hornpipe rhythm, some are very even, rather than what is often called 'dotted' rhythm. I would find it difficult to give any absolutes about which tunes or styles should...
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    I find I turn to the music with the season change. I love the cascading flow of the Hardanger styles in the winter.
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