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    Re: Dubova tenor guitar

    A lovely instrument. The bookmatched walnut back is really lovely and it sounds great too.
  2. Re: Creating a solo video with my own backing track

    The zoom will give you very good quality, Sherry, as will Audacity! With Audacity it depends on the microphone you use to record through. I often use a Tascam DR-05 (similar to the Zoom family) and...
  3. Re: Creating a solo video with my own backing track

    Sherry, for what it's worth, here is a simple technique I use. You will see the results on many of my postings over in the SAW group or on my YT channel (link in signature).
    I record the music...
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    Re: OM fingering

    My octave is just under 21" (530mm) and also one of my own builds. As you say, many tunes can be played with mandolin fingering, depending on the size and flexibility of your hand, but for those...
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    Re: Harp Sealī s Castel

    You have a personal style in your composing, Ondrej. Your tunes are very evocative.
    Great sound from that instrument and I see it seems to be fretted differently - not in half tones but more like...
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    Re: Mandolin/guitar collab

    I would agree with Ranald and John about the tempo the tunes are played at in sessions (and even at home). In the sessions I attend here at home with a strong mix of Scottish and Irish tunes and...
  7. Thread: New music

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    Re: New music

    What a fine selection. Beautiful music and so beautifully played. Your mix of instruments is so enjoyable too.
    I love the artwork too!
  8. Re: 8 strings Tuscan Mandolin ny Yaron Naor

    Beautiful work, Yaron, and a great sound from the instrument when Gary plays it. Are those nylon strings you have on it?
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Once you have the downstrokes sorted out, remember to do the same with all your upstrokes, Sheila. It can be very easy to pick away from the second string on an upstroke.

    I like Niles' tip of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Frankdolin, many thanks for posting this here. As a regular over on the SAW group I do not tend to post my videos anywhere else, so a new avenue has been opened!
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome to the Mandolin Cafe.
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    Re: Lefty Sobell octave mandolin for sale

    You beat me to it, Ray. I note that Wilfar is brand new to the site, so probably not aware of the posting protocols.
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    Re: J.S. Bach Siciliano

    Lovely performance and fine arrangement for the three instruments.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Beautiful tune and so well played with your mix of single notes and chordal phrases. Great tone too!
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    Re: Video: The Princess

    Lovely trio, Pete. You play so well together. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Scottish Reels

    Just had a quick go at your transcription in both keys, Aidan, and it works for me. Bren, thanks for link to Jenna playing Colgrave Soond, and especially for that feathered piper's bonnet she...
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    Re: Scottish Reels

    John, those are two great tunes you have there, and played so well by you. You make them sound quite Bluegrassy, almost, especially Robertson's Reel, and give them a country-and-western flavour...
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    Re: Another audio file..

    Lovely tune and the first link worked for me. Thanks for posting.
  19. Re: Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    Jake, a sterling job on your playing, video-making and especially all the advice you have handed out in this thread. I think the pandemic has driven so many of us to do much more with the technology...
  20. Re: Possible podcast/youtube weekly series - copyright problems?

    As Bill says, that's why there are lawyers out there -and maybe on this forum too, of course. Have you thought of contacting Jack Tottle or his publishers, explaining your ideas for a podcast and...
  21. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    If you are really at the very start of your chordal explorations, I would suggest that you learn basic chords in the common keys we use in trad music - C Major, G Major, D Major and A. For each key...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Another great video, Gary. I love the idea of your carving the top rather than having a flat top, and those rebates for the controls are rather classy too!
    Have a happy and safe Christmas and I...
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    Re: My latest oud

    Yet another fine instrument in born, Jo. Beautiful work again.
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    That's a neat binding channel you have cut there. Looking good so far in your build.
  25. Re: (Original) Vinesturgeon, featuring Mandolin Mondays alum....

    Lovely composition and a great video, Gunnar. You showcase the four of really well in this offering. The mix is excellent too.
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