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    Re: Time to finish again

    If you have access to spray equipment, spraying a few sealer coats of shellac is the way to go.
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    Re: Octave mandolin and pinky issue

    I have a fair amount of reach, but it really has taken quite a while. You can try FFcP practices or practice rapid hand movements to change position. Check out some of the Greek bouzouki players on...
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    Excellent video on chord tone improv.

    Its in Eb but the concepts are very clearly explained.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-KzfB7vfFA&t=544s
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    Re: Dorian Pentatonic Scale (1 2 m3 5 M6 ) JAPANESE PENTATONICS

    I need to clarify re: Japanese Pentatonics. 1-2-m3-5-M6 is DORIAN pentatonic, but not "Kumoi"

    Hirajoshi, Japanese minor pentatonic (1) is:
    R-2-m3-5-m6. Rooted on D: D E F A Bb

    The other...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    My Carbon Fiber Mix A5, is not exhibiting that issue , :whistling: FWIW..
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    Re: Dorian Pentatonic Scale (1 2 m3 5 M6 )

    Thanx, Niles.
    As a supplement video, check out Guitarist, Jens Larson’s Coltrane patterns from a couple of years ago. I think he did an update recently. All powerful ideas.
    Joe B
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    Dorian Pentatonic Scale (1 2 m3 5 M6 )

    This promotional video showed up in my FB feed.... Demonstration of Dorian pentatonic as used by John Coltrane. 1 2 m3 5 M6 (Sorry for the typo the thread title.) Moderator note: typo fixed

    (The...
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    I assume you were the victim of autocorrect above and meant mandocello (sometimes archaically called mandoloncello). Scale for that is generally 24" (Gibson) to 25.5" (more or less) and tuned one...
  9. Thread: A Tone I Like

    by CBFrench
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    A Tone I Like

    I really like the tone from my mandolin playing with my thumb and index finger. I probably play using this combination around the house here more than with a pick. I keep a few picks within reach but...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    The mandolin is an ocean, with infinite pathways traversing its surface. You don't need to learn them all. You only need to learn how to get to where you want to get to, and how to get either back...
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    Re: Stop Me Before I 'Dola 'Gain!

    Dude. You still don't have every day of the week covered, and you have one doing double duty - that means you have room for 3 more, right? You could start a Mandola of the Day social group. Also,...
  12. Thread: technique

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: technique

    Quite true!



    I certainly agre that lack of technique definitely limits expression on a musical instrument.

    Technique is a means to a musical end.
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    by OldSausage
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    Re: technique

    This is a fight with a straw man. The virtuoso said that technique comes before expression, he didn't say technique guarantees expression.
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    by Bill McCall
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    Re: technique

    You can never have too much technique. You can easily be short of good taste.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Here’s a scale reference page, there’s an audio file for each one.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_scales_and_modes
    It can be good to get a teacher though, at least to show you how...
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    Mandocello Envy

    It's no secret that I've had the malady, however I also knew that a true mandocello was out of the range of my physical capabilities. I've also had the desire to play fingerstyle for some time,...
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    Re: Sawchyn Beavertail Mandola

    The mandola was in CGDA. If I was to play that tune at a session, I would put a capo at the second fret to get the proper key ( D Mixolydian?).
  18. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
  19. Thread: ToneRite Issues

    by Stop
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    Re: ToneRite Issues

    My impression( loose or not..) any vibration artificial or actual play will aid the development of tone. Many use them when they are not playing.
  20. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
  21. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I have exactly no interest at all in knowing the sex or age of any poster on the forum. Why does it matter? Just saying
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Forgive me for going bananas here but HOLY CRAP!!!! I just realized that the post above is THE Victor Kioulaphide - composer of some unbelievably wonderful compositions that just - well they just...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Another female checking in. Hi! Yes, we're out here :mandosmiley: (total mando beginner though, but loving every minute of it)

    Bass is my primary instrument with a few decades of experience on it,...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    My understanding [1] is that Google Analytics gender data is dependent on user-supplied info which may or may not be accurate, depending on whether the user chooses to supply their real name, real...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I have the impression the forum skews older and male, but there are also plenty of posters who don’t make their age/gender known. I think MikeEdgerton makes a good point about posters choosing...
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