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    Re: A Question for the Theory Geeks

    Recent developments prompted me to revive this thread:

    We had a flying guitarist in the show. He left months ago to join the Swiss army, and we just did without the "Guitar Hero" portion of the...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    1. Starting on open G, play G-A-B-C-D-C-B-A-G. (Using your pinky for the D is a good idea.)
    2. Now, "moving up a fourth", starting on the C you just played, play C-D-E-F-G-F-E-D-C. (Using the open D...
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    Re: 1938 Gibson H 1 mandola- electrified!

    I have a K&K in my 1921 H2, but the most "electric" fun I've experimented with was out of necessity: An Irish Trad gig, only three melody instruments (whistle, pipes, mandolin) available, no...
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    Since you're doing a cover... ;)

    Have you heard the Wilson sisters (of Heart)'s cover?
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    "The ringwraiths ride in black"
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    The Battle of Evermore
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    Re: Good bye Chick

    As a high school-age pianist in the early '70s, Keith Emerson was my man. Then, one day, someone said to me, "Ya gotta hear this", and played me the Light As A Feather album.
    Changed my life.
    ...
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    Thanks Doug, but no way can I go from 111 bpm to 112 bpm accurately simply because it's written in a score. :)
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    The conductor on the Santiago gig followed a programmed flashing light, and I would guess that the same system was used on the original recording.
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    Howard Shore's the composer. :)

    I know nothing about the movie business, but I suspect that the music is composed to match the video, using a program like Sibelius which has a video window that...
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    The last two comments, and many others, are well-reflected in the movie "Who the **** is Arthur Fogel?" In the big leagues, live performance is now the money-maker; the model has shifted from touring...
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    Ya, I love the "getting ready to get ready" phase of a gig, the creation of an efficient (and reusable) practice routine. I've created backup tracks for Beethoven symphonies (using the 1 Piano 4...
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    Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    "Tired of Waiting" works well on the mandolin (with the guitar lick up an octave).
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    Re: Concerning Hobbits

    My whistle-playing wife (Francisca Sanchez) got a gig playing the Shire theme with a local (Santiago de Chile) assembled-for-the-occasion orchestra for the touring Lord of the Rings in Concert thing....
  15. Re: Efficient ways to improve audio quality in videos.

    1. Use the recording of your camera's possibly-crappy-sound to sync to your high-quality audio recording — syncing audio-to-audio is way easier than syncing audio-to-video. (Of course, your...
  16. Re: Creating a solo video with my own backing track

    Short of emailing the mp3 to yourself:

    Plug your phone into any open USB port on the computer, then turn on your phone's screen and unlock the device. Swipe your finger down from the top of the...
  17. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    Any Irish sessions where you live?
  18. Re: Slonimksy's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

    Memorize a pattern, and play it in all keys, by ear or by "thinking" the transposition, but at any rate, without writing it out in the eleven extra keys.

    Do this with all of them??? Nah, just pick...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    I'm saying that I would have written it like the arranger did. The way I wrote it does nothing to convey the distinction between the melody and the accompaniment. But ya, now that you mention it, I...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    Now that I've seen the discussed passage in context, ya, it makes sense for it to be written that way.
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    You're not being asked to play a low D (on the C-string) and an open D at the same time when you pluck the low D, your pick only hits one string, one note on that beat.

    Writing it like this...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    It's a fairly routine convention in piano scores, implying that one should sustain the long note with the sustain pedal, so that the damper (the thing that sits on the string, stopping the sound)...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    What David said. :)

    If it was written in one voice instead of two, it would look like this

    190546

    which probably wouldn't convey the composer's intention as clearly as he'd prefer.
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    Sue, here's a mandola version of the Scales 1st Position you've been working on:

    Scales 1st Position CGDA

    The fingering's a little different from what you're used to pinky on the sixth fret...
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    Hi Sue. It'd be no sweat for me to transpose the exercises you've been doing down a fifth and send 'em to you, but I'd need to know: Do you want everything in alto clef, or would you prefer one of...
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