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  1. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    This is so burned into my tiny brain that I can't think of Yo Yo Ma without Mark O'Conner and Edgar Meyer coming to mind.


    https://youtu.be/DreJerSU9vo
  2. Re: Any info on this mandolin would be appreciated

    What's your budget? Anything from Eastman will be a good solid instrument.
  3. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I don't have one, but am sort of looking to get one for blues. If it's anything like a tenor you can sort of mellow it out with head tension and palm muting at the bridge. I think.
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    Re: Yet Another Kentucky KM-1000 Question

    I don't know, but maybe you could communicate with someone at Saga. I bet the neck isn't original. Nitrocellulose will darken like that, I think.
  5. Thread: YoYo Ma

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    Re: YoYo Ma

    Yo Yo is a pretty decent picker, plus has the coolest possible name.
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    Re: NMD Arrow 5 string Jazzbo

    What's the scale?
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    The hard thing for me is coming out of it on the beat. Difficult if playing metered, practically impossible (for me) if trying to play an unmetered tremolo. There was an exercise on the old Andy...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    What I have tried to do is practice tremolo exercises trying to get it smooth and sounding decent, especially with double stops, and play it in songs to get a good clean transition from tremolo to...
  9. Re: Question for pickers who play BOTH mandolin and guitar

    It is true that most melodies are constructed mostly of chord tones. Almost all also contain connecting notes that are not chord tones, but even in that case, the essential notes are chord tones. Of...
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    That’s a great tune! Hate to admitt it but I liked the Dawg Grass side even more than the Dawg Jazz side. 14 miles to Barstow might be the tune that prompted me to buy a mandolin.

    BTW, there’s an...
  11. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    Less than $4K will get you a brand new Mike Black mandolin that is guaranteed for life.
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    John Reishman’s North of the Border album is pretty nice.


    https://youtu.be/NkO4OSc2Tl0

    This is the one that made me aware of the mandolin.

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  13. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I have an A5 from a builder who guarantees his instruments for the life of the builder. Since he's at least 20 years younger than me, it should last well beyond my lifetime.
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    There were a few like this, but many were various mixes of the same musicians. This album is very much like a David Grisman Quintet album of the same period, minus David Grisman. Mark O'Connor, Bela...
  15. Re: Question for pickers who play BOTH mandolin and guitar

    I play P4 tuning. Tune the B and E strings up a semitone each, and congratulations you now have a symmetrical instrument that actually makes sense, and the only sacrifice is a few cowboy chords.
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    Re: Clown Barf picks available

    i just got a couple of these, ordered out of curiosity. They are celluloid? I'm going to order a few more. They really help my tremolo.
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    Re: Road trip music

    I'm a big fan of Mac and NO R&B in general. There's also a bunch of Dr John as sideman on other records. One in particular, Hank Crawford's Midnight Ramble.

    If you ever decide to combine your Dr...
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    Re: Road trip music

    https://youtu.be/o-iX5JsuF2U
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    Re: Any Roxy Music or Kinks fans, just asking

    Every bar band I was ever in played You Really Got Me. Couldn't be simpler, but still is edgy and unforgettable.

    Rod Stewart I liked fronting Jeff Beck's band and Small Faces but in the D era he...
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    Re: True Faith by New Order

    Dm triad plays well on the 2nd fret of the G string, 3rd of the D string, and 5th of the A string. Then for your Bb just move the G string finger up one fret to the 3rd fret. Then play the C on the...
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    Re: Jammin' with Sam

    Did Ronnie do some split string stuff there? On the G string?
  22. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Tampa had a Sicilian majority in its Italian community as well. The Sicilians originally came to central Florida to work on the sugar cane plantations, but many moved from there to the cigar...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    Rudy Cipolla composed for and played on the soundtracks of Capone and Peggy Sue Got Married.

    I think there is a very short video of him playing solo in Peggy Sue Got Married.
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Don Stiernberg: Here's how to music.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    I listen to Frank Solivan on that Style A about monthly. He really does it justice. The strings look like regular phosphor bronze bluegrass gauge, which I guess is possible on the short scale. I...
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