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  1. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    The double course strings gave me a big challenge. I worked on using the pick for quite a while to get control over the sound.
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    The Hasse recording is very nice, thanks.

    What seems odd to me however is that modern mandolin e.g. not bowl back mandolins, is used with all kinds of duo combinations except violin. The most...
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    Here is a good example.
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    They are fun indeed and I love their musical ideas, sort of in the vein of modern acoustic music. At least that's what I call it. The Punch Brothers, the Danish Quartet, Brooklyn Rider and others all...
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    These are very nice and great examples of fiddle an mandolin. I'm surprised that Darol Anger and Mike Marshall are not suggested yet. However, I'm looking for stuff more in the classical realm, like...
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    That Carlo Arrigoni is very nice. Another composer unknown to me, there seem to be dozens of gems out there. However, I'm looking for duo material, violin and mandolin in an early classical style...
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    mandolin with violin music

    Are there other examples of duos made up of mandolin and violin? I just love this couple who have great style, (and fun) with their instruments.
  8. Re: 1 of the worlds foremost Luthers shares-all in extreme detail

    Well! That made my morning more interesting. A Django fest by two of the world's renown guitarists at the second half of the video. And what fine instruments!



    I've got to see the other videos...
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    Re: Mazas 12 Little Duets #1 Rondo

    Ah, Mazas Duos! Great tunes and played quite well for a home visit. I usually play them on violin and it's fun to hear them on the mandolins.
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Tonight I'll raise a glass (of red wine) to both of these musicians. Here's Tony playing a few of my favorites.
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Paddy Maloney, like Sean seemed to be everywhere back in the day when I was learning Irish music. Even now, thanks to these discussions I find more about these musicians. Paddy worked as a session...
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    Re: John Goodin passing

    This is indeed a big shock. I knew John thru the members of Contratopia and dozens of dance events.
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Yes a Nordic influence and probably Breton as well. Nice playing however.
    Funny how topics arise at certain times! Just yesterday George Erenberg (sp.?) stopped by for a conversation. He is a...
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    Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    Develop your own system based on what you know. An alternative like "ffcp" closed position, may get you out of a tough spot. But build on what you know. There is always a better fingering and there...
  15. This interview is a real gift to the world. ...

    This interview is a real gift to the world.
    Markus let Mike say what ever he wanted. Mike was able to cover EVERYTHING. His musical world, the musical world of Germany, music culture and history of...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    I should probably start a new thread on this topic but after this long journey here starting with the amazing Jaco Pastorius, perhaps it is not inappropriate to mention another amazing,...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    A thread relating Jako, Joni Mitchel, Pat, Ron Carter and now Gary Burton, Pat's mentor, has led to some memories and awareness of awesome musicians.

    Rick Beato is really 'on a roll' with these...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Remembering the beginning of each experience with guitar, violin, mandolin, mandola and then octave mandolin. My attitude was, 'what does this need from me?' Rather than 'how soon before I can play?'...
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    Re: Leather Handle for G&S case?

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    After years of searching, I found the best ever, the answer to all case part replacement 'problems'. There are others, but I got this one.

    It looks like others have found this, and some...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Right...but really in practical situations in folk music, one will answer the question with a bunch of the above assumptions. "Yea, we are gonna play in A major." And the tune will go where it goes. ...
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    Re: 2021 CMSA Convention in San Diego Cancelled

    Thanks for the 'head's up'.

    I don't understand how a contract could be broken so easily by the Crown Plaza Hotel.

    The good news, if you could call it that, is that an online meeting offers...
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    Re: Ear Training leaps and steps

    Funny you should be mentioning this as my wife is doing awful singing and playing in ear training right now. Ha, ha. I think most people have trouble, one way or the other. It is easy to 'get into...
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    Such a sweet person and sweet presence and such a surprise to hear this news. Like so many others, I'll miss her very much.
  24. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    Yes it is another language. And like learning another language it takes a bit of time and effort. And even then the names need to be connected to the sounds, (and fingers). So figure what you want...
  25. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    My reference book is called Fretboard Toolbox, by Scott Sharp.

    Any time I have a question about chord building, or chord progressions, there is the quick answer. I love how he shows the...
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