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    Re: Shell Chords on mandolin

    The other common shape Bren mentions, using the dominant D chord (5-4-5-x) simply flats the bass root of this common D5 chord, 7-4-5-x, to the m7 C note in the bass.
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    Re: Shell Chords on mandolin

    Following on, when the augmented chord is required, that shape lends itself easily to the augmented 5th like this:
    4-3-6-x
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    Re: Shell Chords on mandolin

    I’m with Bren, that rootless dom7 shape on the bottom strings (serviceable also as a dim chord shape) has become a mainstay for much of my comping. I found it by flatting the root to m7 in this...
  4. Re: Shove that Pigs Foot a Little Farther into the Fire

    I love that tune, glad you tackled it and had so much fun with it Gunnar
  5. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    One final note: If you want to practice DUDDUD I’d suggest taking a good jig, maybe a very well known one like Irish Washerwoman and start slowly then bring it up to speed once you’re used to playing...
  6. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    A 6/8 jig has a rhythm analogous to two downbeats triplets. A 12/8 one has a rhythm analogous to 4 down beat triplets. DUDDUD puts a downstroke on each of the perceived downbeats, as does...
  7. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    “Does it matter?” Maybe not to you, you decide.
    “Is it harder …?” Again, this will depend on you, you have to decide.

    For me personally, learning the “jig picking pattern” of DUDDUD was worth the...
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    Re: Free Mandolin Tabs

    I disagree, these are not tablature, they’re a handful of lyric sheets and the site is laden with ads …
  9. Re: Is there an easy way to convert TAB to notation?

    I don’t think that they meant that Tablature is “last century”, I believe that the reference was to writing tablature in ASCII format.
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Oh man, some awesome stuff been posted here, thanks for getting this going, Kevin, and you’re sounding great. I loved all these submissions and especially loved hearing Frankdolin’s mini-encyclopedia...
  11. Re: Unwanted string noises with mandolin and mandola

    Yes, there is nothing at all wrong with what you described, Knoppa, the first paragraph of my first response in this thread resulted from my own misunderstanding of what you wrote. I read through...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy Birthday MC

    What better way to celebrate and say “thank you” than to send a few dollars toward maintaining this wonderful resource :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    That’s a a really pretty little piece, Caleb, very catchy. Do you have any sheets on it?
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    How esoteric of you :grin:

    I agree that is fascinating, but I think this discussion is centered around reading rhythm in Western music of the common era.
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Another thing, by rhythm, do you mean the melody note values in relation to the timing of the piece? The general groove of the music? Or the rhythmic accompaniment for the melody?

    What sort of...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    I think you’re expressing a dichotomy of recordings & video vs. Notation, which is fine enough, I suppose, but feeling & internalising rhythm by hearing and watching doesn’t demand the existence of...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Those are great, Jeff

    Some thoughts on OP …

    There’s a bit of a distinction between playing rhythm as opposed to playing lead with stringed instruments, playing rhythm usually meaning to Comp or...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    They’re often used in the recording studio, he’s playing along with recordings.
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    The answer depends on how much room do you have?

    The mathematical equation goes like this: If the current number of mandolins you own = x, then the optimum number of mandolins for you is x + p,...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Good stuff Sam, I’m embedding it here for you
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Lol well I’m Mark, originally from Louisiana where Cajun French is like a second language for me and a first language for some :)

    Kevin, your Elmore James interpretation is more inspiration, love...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Kevin, where I’m living now, internet is spotty, plus I’m lazy … I’ve been immersed in the blues recently and hopefully will find time to post new stuff; in the meantime here are a few I put up in...
  23. Re: Electric Blues on Mandolin - Farther Up the Road

    Thanks for the invitation Kevin, I’m a little too lazy to create videos right now, here is one I whipped out in response to a question “what are you working on” in the newbies social group a couple...
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    Re: Any good RH technique resources?

    Yes, hundreds of books & videos … and mandolin cafe threads. Search YouTube, for example, or here.
  25. Re: Unwanted string noises with mandolin and mandola

    Palm muting technique on guitar as you describe (muting bass strings & plucking melody on treble strings with fingers) is not done for the purpose you stated, it is done for the thumping bass effect...
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