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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    But the huge step is FROM just imagining stuff in your head (I've written a couple of tunes, and devised several arrangements that way) TO humming, i.e., using your vocal muscles And, according to...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Your post makes me feel like a huge exception. Seems I'm alone in not having nearly the training or natural talent to sing (one octave lower, of course) the two examples below, both from Benny...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    [QUOTE=ralph johansson;1844342]It’s a bit unfortunate that there are (at least) two threads dealing with the same topic. i was distracted by a later thread and neglected this one. So, let’s return...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Itís a bit unfortunate that there are (at least) two threads dealing with the same topic. i was distracted by a later thread and neglected this one. So, letís return here.

    According to my...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I seriously doubt that anyone was born with the ability to, e.g., sing a two-octave arpeggio or scale, or an unbroken sequence of 80-90 eighth notes (as in the exampes I gave). But undoubtedly some...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    But "having a tune in one's head" is in no way the same as being able to "hum" it. I've written several tunes in my head while out running, for instance.


    Humming, by definition, means singing...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    The usual confusion- You can't specify speed by bpm alone; you must also specify the time signature. Most bluegrass is in 2/2, not 4/4. 120 bpm in 2/2 implies 60 bars per minute, 1 bar per second, 4...
  9. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    There was no answer. I may have to rephrase my previous post. What I said in an earlier post was that my left hand approach to the mandolin is the same as to the guitar. I never said anything about...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Then, what are you assuming? What exactly does "vocalizing", "humming" etc. mean if not producing the actual notes with your vocal apparatus, whether gruffly or sweetly? What you and Pete Martin are...
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    [QUOTE=lowtone2;1840851] ...... (double posting)
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    I simply don't understand what you're talking about. What exactly are you referring to by "that left hand technique"? I can't think of a more relaxed approach than mine. I've been playing the guitar...
  13. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    I don't think it's even physically possible for me to place the thumb that way on the mandolin (as I've mentioned before, I have very little control over my left thumb, since one tendon is missing....
  14. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Yes, Guitar neck in one case, mandolin neck in the other. But my general left hand approach is exactly the same in either case.
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    Very different? I perceive very little difference, if any, in singlestring work. In chording, the right hand will often cover a larger angle on the guitar forcing, maybe,
    some movement at the...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    You seem to assume that everybody is a singer. Whether one can really *sing* a tune depends of course on his singing ability, which in turn depends on his anatomy and training (ear and vocal...
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    Re: 1st position - 8th fret

    Also depends on your anatomy. The first step, to me, is difficult, the second impossible. Small hands, I can barely reach an octave on the piano. The normal reach is a tenth (I've been told).
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    Re: 1st position - 8th fret

    2nd position all the way.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I understand now: what threw me was your spelling: "your" for "you're".

    Tab may not be the problem, maybe (reliance on) tabs is. I do know that to some people the "advantage" of tabs is never...
  20. Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    On amazon.com you can have a free look into John McGann's book on octave mandolin, where he describes and discusses two fingering schemes. (To me even mandola is too difficult; at an exhibition I...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I've read this sentence four or five times and donīt understand it, although I understand each single word.
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    Re: Left Hand on Neck: Palm or Thumb

    Why choose between two unnatural alternatives?

    The middle of a mandolin neck (25 mm at the nut) in no way corresponds to the middle of a guitar neck (45 mm) . And palming the neck severely...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Everybody seems to miss my point: that there is no correct (or optimal) way of holding or supporting the mandolin -- don't hold it at all. Just bring the hand to the neck and let the thumb land...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Failed again! this is a mirror image of the original. However, the main point is the lack of wear in the middle of the neck, because there is no contact whatever between that area and my fretting...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    failed againhttps://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=196067&d=1630393332
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