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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    . . . and to speak to some of the rest of your questions: correct, the two instruments playing together in their respective D and G settings wouldn't work, since they'd always be a fifth apart. ...
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    Sue, you're correct. If you play on your mandolin according to the violin transcription you started with, you'll be in D. If you pick up a CGDA mandola and use the same fingering, you'll be in G. ...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Deering makes both 17- and 19-fret tenor banjos. I was lucky to snap up a used one last year, a 17-fret one which spent a terrific New Hampshire spring afternoon with me today. -- Paul
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    Re: Strange intonation issue with new strings

    If your former Thomastik A-strings were plain, and your present A-strings are wound: that may be your problem since they have different scale-lengths (shorter for the wound ones). I don't remember...
  5. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    With this much attention being given to Joseph Campanella Cleary's instruments -- and so many mistakenly thinking the builder's last name is Campanella (including the folks at Music Emporium when...
  6. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    ollaimh, that is a Campanella "Due" made by Joe Cleary in Burlington VT. As it happens I have one of his F-models that I wouldn't trade for anything else I've played.
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    Re: CGDA to GDAE tuning

    Mandobart, I agree with you if you are moving from CGDA up a fifth to GDAE, as you would going from mandola to mandolin tuning and keeping the same scale length. Yes, the G, D, and A strings would...
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    Re: So...what would you do with an octave mando?

    I got one for the sake of learning my way around up-the-neck (as I had learned on the five-string) and bringing that awareness back to the mandolin. As it happened, my local Celtic sessions were...
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    Re: New Hampshire jams

    Peter, you might get more response if you specify what kind of jam you are looking for. My recent inquiry about Celtic sessions in the nearby Concord area (see below in this forum) got quite a nice...
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    Re: Celtic session in Concord NH area?

    One: welcome to the Cafe, Valerie, and thanks for your suggestion. Portsmouth isn't that far away if a brewery is involved.

    Two: thanks, David, for endorsing the Concord Tuesday-night session...
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    Re: Celtic session in Concord NH area?

    Mary, I don't believe I ever met him. During my working/kid-rearing years we lived in Jericho. When I retired in mid-2017 we moved here (north, forsooth!) to be closer to my wife's extensive family...
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    Re: Celtic session in Concord NH area?

    Some planets may be coming into alignment for me. My son (who lives near Concord) has been encouraging me to check out Peterborough for its similarity to Saint Albans. And, following the...
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    Re: Celtic session in Concord NH area?

    Thanks, A-board. I've been a fan of David Surette for several years, and he was going to be my fallback source. I get his and Suzie Burke's periodic schedule of upcoming performances, and am...
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    Celtic session in Concord NH area?

    I'm anticipating a move to that region, hoping I can find a regular scene as friendly as I have in northern Vermont. Thanks for any leads. -- Paul
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    Re: alternative to Amazing Slow-Downer?

    Thanks, all. There's plenty to chew on here, and I appreciate your help. -- Paul
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    Re: alternative to Amazing Slow-Downer?

    I should add, I never used ASD for playing along, just as a tool for transcribing from CDs and other sources. -- Paul
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    alternative to Amazing Slow-Downer?

    Following a debacle with my old computer, I'm faced with re-upping the ASD (which I liked, though getting relaunched beyond the limited free-download part appears somewhat cumbersome), or trying...
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    Re: Octave Mando. scale lenght.

    For melody playing as a continuation of tunes I play in mandolin and mandola, I'm challenged but happy with my 20-inch scale on my Weber OM. -- Paul
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band in New Hampshire/Vermont?

    I just saw a great show by Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing. Bob was a principal of Front Range, and wrote a lot of pieces covered by other bands such as Hot Rise. Google them and check out YouTube...
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    Re: E string tuning down when tightened?

    If there are too few wraps around the post, the string will not have wound below the hole in the post. Since the cross-section of the post here is not round, the result of turning the tuning knob...
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    Re: Picks Slippingand rotating while playing

    Just a quick lick to the relevant finger surfaces, gives me enough "tack" to keep the pick from wandering. Possibly a little more effective just after a sip of beer. In any case, a low-tech answer...
  22. Thread: DADAE tuning

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    Re: DADAE tuning

    Forgive me for going off-topic, David, but it's nice to find you here, and I've always wondered where you came up with "Papineauville". Such a beautiful little tune for learning your way around in...
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    Re: Campanella Due (2pt) at CMSA

    Joe, following up the above advice, my L&H is available any time. -- Paul
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    Re: Lyon and Healy Setup Questions

    That's interesting, I never supposed that you could make an adjustable bridge with that low a profile. My Style B has the straight/solid, uncompensated bridge and is just fine most of the time;...
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    Wall Street woes

    Is anyone else here mentally translating their daily retirement-account losses into "mandolins I should have bought last week"? -- Paul
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