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  1. Thread: stand or sit?

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: stand or sit?

    I have similar feelings, but still would play future gigs if the situation was good. I'm just more interested in being a musician than being a performer these days.
  2. Re: Can anyone help me identify this unknown mandolin?

    That reminds me of a mandolin I saw once that was made in the Philippines.
  3. Re: Tenor Banjo String Gauge (CGDA v GDAE octave)

    To a certain degree, yes; I've played 17 and 19 fret tenor banjos, 5 strings strung as a pseudo-plectrum for DGBE, etc. and the string gauge will be determined by the scale length and the sound and...
  4. Re: Tenor Banjo String Gauge (CGDA v GDAE octave)

    I've used CGDA, GDAE, and DGBE on tenor banjos - and all 3 tunings need their own strings, except the high E string on octave mandolin and Chicago tuning are the same.

    So yes I do have to change...
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    Re: Early Medieval Lute GGAAddgg

    Coming from both an Early music and Middle Eastern music POV, the whole step is there as a part of an oud tuning. A typical 5 course oud was often tuned EADGC or GADGC.

    So your tuning is missing...
  6. Re: Classical / Neopolitan Mando Builders in North America?

    I play one of Ernie Fishbach's European style instruments:

    http://www.institutefortraditionalstudies.org/elfsound/elfwebpage/elfimages/davids-mando.jpg

    "Ernie specializes in handmade Italian...
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    Re: Kent Model 201 Bowlback Mandolin

    That looks a lot like my first Japanese made bowlback.

    These are variations on the Japanese Suzuki models; some are nice playing and sounding, many are overbuilt and somewhat dull sounding. they...
  8. Thread: stand or sit?

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Unless it's a strolling gig (like at an italian restaurant) I sit when I play mandolin. No strap - including standing.
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    Re: mandolin orchestra library. Help!

    Another vote to digitize the collection, please.
  10. Re: Unusual wide-bodied bowlback mandolin, Klaus Röder, Germany,

    Possibly so, also could be a partial arm support.
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    I played "Breezin" a lot over the years on guitar gigs.

    it would make a great mandolin tune. D major...ideal!
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Frenesi
    Amapola
    Green Eyes
    Siboney
    Moliendo Cafe
    Como Fue
    La Comparsa
    El Choclo
    Lagrimas Negras
    Sabor a Mi
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    Re: Lap Steel Guitar - No Mando content

    A Hawaiian guitar is a lap steel, in fact the original ones!

    Now, that particular type of Hawaiian lap steel is a Weissenborn design. What we know as a Dobro was another design of acoustic similar...
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    Re: Lap Steel Guitar - No Mando content

    Good advice - but you can learn bar technique and right hand picking and blocking on the cheapie nut-extension acoustic.

    Also, one would not need an 8 string, although they do come in handy at...
  15. Re: Article: French and Italian Tunes for Mandolin and Fiddle

    My copy arrived and I'm very happy with it. Although I am enjoying it, it is going to be a gift to friends that like French and Italian music.

    The book covers a lot of variety, including 60 tunes...
  16. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    That's what a player of certain old-time fiddle styles told me once - some of the tunes had notes that were" in between" frets on a guitar, banjo or mandolin.

    I guess this method of fretting...
  17. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    And for me, used to standard guitar tuning, DADGAD makes me feel like it should be called another instrument rather than "guitar".
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    Re: Just tuning. Will it make things better?

    It is indeed about the fingerboard and bridge, particularly in that the frets are laid out in a certain system that allows for a string to produce all the tones needed for a fully chromatic scale in...
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    Re: Just tuning. Will it make things better?

    There's a lot of BS about tunings on guitar websites, ranging from variations on 12 tone ET tuning (which is what fretted instruments in the Western world are designed for, and it is a compromise) to...
  20. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    A .73mm Ultex/Ultem sharp point will do for most things on both instruments, but I do use other picks on guitar ( a thicker one for swing stythm, a much thicker one for gypsy jazz), mandolin, and lap...
  21. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Although I was playing mostly mandolin for much of the last year, for a week or so I've only been playing guitar. It all balances out somehow.
  22. Thread: Jazz Players

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Jazz Players

    There are several similar threads on the forum, you can use the search function to find them.

    However, don't let the complexities of jazz scare you off, if you want to learn to play jazz, play...
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    https://syncopatedtimes.com/eddie-lang-profiles-in-jazz/#:~:text=By%201924%20he%20was%20doubling%20on%20guitar.&text=While%20it%20is%20tempting%20to,in%20jazz%20since%20the%201890s.

    "While it is...
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    There are old dance band and jazz scores, stock arrangements, etc., but they usually just name the chords, no diagrams.

    BTW, in the New Orleans days of early jazz, the guitar was often used before...
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    I'm afraid I would have suggested getting the portable sound system or amp with a (rechargeable?) battery.
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