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    Re: Slide tenor tuning

    If you do want to play slide on a tenor guitar, you could use D F# A D as it relates to common 6 string guitar slide tunings of open D (and E, same pattern.)

    And you could retune to "Chicago"...
  2. Re: What is Your “ Go To” Source for Music Theory Information?

    Probably not for everyone...but my favorite theory book is Paul Hindemith's "Craft of Musical composition".

    https://www.amazon.com/Craft-Musical-Composition-Theoretical-Part/dp/0901938300

    For...
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    Re: Asturian, Gallician ABC site/collection?

    There is an option for viewing the tunes as "round notation (non-mensural)" from the pull down menu.

    Speaking for myself, yes, I can read the square note notation, it's much like chant, and I...
  4. Re: Octave Mandolin or Bouzhouki for Backing Instrument in Irish

    Yup...but that's for the Greek instrument, not the Irish version.

    BTW, I only play the Greek version.
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    Re: jenny pluck pears

    Very sweet.

    When I play that tune for English Country dancers, they dance to the first section much faster...then slow down for the second section. It's nice to hear other versions.
  6. Thread: Sound Posts

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    Re: Sound Posts

    It should be called "expensive"....or "not needed musically".
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    Re: Sound Posts

    Bracing is one thing. I was referring to a real stuck-between-the-back-and-top soundpost.
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    Re: Sound Posts

    Bowed string instruments have had soundposts for hundreds of years.

    Plucked stringed instruments have not.

    There's a reason!
  9. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    Good point, thanks - but I do want to point out that the 7b9 chord is derived from the E harmonic minor scale (or the ascending melodic minor) not from a plain "E minor scale"
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    Re: Pick grip collage

    Nor a single bowlback!
  11. Re: What kind of mandolin is Peter Knight playing here?

    Mandolin, well, OK - i really like the back wall of Fender amps, like those Showman rigs.
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    Re: Double Sharps in Notation

    Thanks, Jim, for a perfect example of what happens when one does not spell the scales or chords correctly.

    Sure, it's the right pitches...but it's not exactly the right notes, so to speak.
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Quite so.

    And there's the concept of using different pick grips for different purposes, perhaps like we use different picks on certain types of mandolins ( or other instruments) or for certain...
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    there's a wide range of options!
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    Re: Double Sharps in Notation

    An F double sharp is enharmonic to a G natural.

    F-F#-F## (G) fret by fret.

    The use of double sharps and flats helps the music "spell" correctly as it moves through various tonal centers and...
  16. Re: Bach E Major Prelude (BWV 1006) Mandolin Fingerings

    Things like double sharps and double flats, and E sharps and C flats, exist to make the music "spell" correctly in various key centers.

    For example, F# major needs the note E sharp as a leading...
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    Re: Frankdolins' Banjo-Mandolin

    The neck needs a slight reset, which would correct the action. That mm or so where the heel of the neck has pulled away from the rim is where the issue is.

    Nice little instrument!
  18. Re: Help Identify Mandolin Type Instrument Of Larger Size

    And making some money. I know - I worked the North CA faire.

    At least the Pattersons had a shred of historical accuracy.
  19. Re: European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    That's a good place to look, considering that the first mandolin boom in the USA did involve sheet music, large ensembles, etc., and the 2nd mandolin boom of Old-time and Bluegrass involved a lot of...
  20. Re: European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    Good points! There were mandolin traditions in the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries that have their own traditions and style. I've also seen Turkish mandolin method books.
  21. Re: European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    Thank you both for the interesting posts; even though I am an American, I play in a much more European style, and don't own any Gibson-style instruments, so this is a long-time topic of personal...
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    Re: The problem is mostly sentimental

    If the neck is at all possible to set w/ normal glue and methods I'm all for it.

    My solution was only for extremes. I was assuming a standard reset was not possible.
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    Re: The problem is mostly sentimental

    If the neck is at all possible to set w/ normal glue and methods I'm all for it.

    My solution was only for extremes.
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    Re: The problem is mostly sentimental

    These guys have a point.

    However....

    There are some down and dirty tricks than can be done to save an instrument that has more emotional value than financial value.

    And it's non-reversible...
  25. Re: Shackleton's ship found (and yes, a mandolin!)

    About the banjo, owned by Dr. Hussey:

    https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/blog/leonard-hussey-s-banjo-brain-food
    ...
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