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    Re: Coleman's Cross

    That is a lovely pace for learner's to reference - might be easier for folks on YouTube to find it if in the title it's clarified that it is Coleman's Cross the jig - example: "Coleman's Cross (jig)"...
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    Coleman's Cross

    Here is a nice one for ya. I couldn't find this one listed as a Song Of The Week, but it seems too common of a tune not to be there. I didn't want to double up on posting the same one twice.
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  3. New build, bowl-back modern style Mandolin

    Hi
    Wanted to share my new bowl back mandolin based on my flat-backs
    some images attaches and a link to some sound videos
    This is a bit bigger bowl from Neapolitan Mandolin with a special sound
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  4. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    I'll second Jacob's post above. I used Tab notation exclusively when I played guitar, because especially with fingerstyle playing there is more than one place to play the same note, and it helps...
  5. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    Yes. There is something far better than tablature. It is standard notation. Difficulty level is extremely low, no Ph. D. required. Understood it when learning to read and write at six years old. Can...
  6. Arrangement of a song by Raimond Valgre

    Raimond Valgre (19131949) was an Estonian composer and musician whose songs have become some of the most well known in Estonia. His song Ei suutnud oodata sa mind (You couldn't wait for me) was...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Not every day in the shop is perfect, so you need some creative solutions....problem solved! ;)
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    Re: 1st position - 8th fret

    Good point, John, you could play the whole arpeggio in second position. And in fact for tunes in the key of F second position will often be simpler and smoother than first. But presumably, in the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is my arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Stone Flower," performed here by the New American Mandolin Ensemble in its original configuration (from left to right, Mark Davis, mandolin and...
  10. Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    if you have the time, this is worth just playing in the background if you are doing house work or something,



    What a perfect moment captured in time
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    The Bee Gees " I Started A Joke" Thanks for the Listen!:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvSGUDYnud4
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I've used and recommended the "halve the diameter, double the frequency" thumb rule here for over 10 years and done it on over 5 different instruments with no issues.

    Here's an even simpler way...
  13. Beethoven Sonatina in C for mandolin and piano

    learning the piano part on this kicked my butt haha but i eventually got there :-) Link below

    https://youtu.be/AYjYsJm2Rng
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    10 Finnish folk songs

    Here are 10 new arrangements of Finnish folksongs I made and recorded last summer. Compared to my previous work, here is a little new technique that could be described as melody + bass over the...
  15. Re: Where can I find arrangements of Dowland for mandolin?

    I've now made a new recording of this Dowland almaine (actually, it's a combination of two separate almaines -- see attached score).

    1898 Giuseppe Vinaccia mandolin
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar
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  16. Re: Cel aig Baile. New Traditional Music on BBC Alba

    Yes, I haven't watched it yet, but it was a lovely afternoon of music. All of the musicians are from around Inverness.
    Incidentally, no mandolins, but Eamonn Doorley (Julie's husband) is playing a...
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    The High Road To Linton

    This is another nice beginner piece. The melody is pretty straight forward as well as the picking pattern. Enjoy!!

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com

    https://youtu.be/p5zkmfgWXdw
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Ordale Waltz. This is a beautiful Shetland waltz I just had the pleasure of learning. Thanks for listen!:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U371gNWVzk
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    King Of The Fairies

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    King of the fairies

    This is one of my favourite tunes I played in our folk band 'Mickle A Do' til the end of...
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    I live in the Ottawa Valley, which straddles the border between Ontario & Quebec. The Ottawa River area was a rich source of lumber, and it brought together the French, Irish, Scots and English. It...
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    Thanks! It's tuned in fourths like all baroque mandolins, in this case beadg. In the case of a 6 course one, it'd have a bass g course on the bottom.
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    Re: A guitar bodied mandocello

    Jim, I have been using that sort of X/lattice bracing for over 30 years. There is something inherent in the lattice which gives a quick attack a clarity and separation to a note, but I have no idea...
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    A guitar bodied mandocello

    A recently strung up mandocello. 27"/68.5cm string length. 15"/38cm wide body, 4"/10cm deep at the tail, 3.5"/8.8cm deep at the neck join. Sitka spruce soundboard with hybridX/lattice bracing,...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Because there's a finite number of notes in the universe, and once they're all used up, all music would cease forever.

    Thus it would be unconscionable for anyone to willfully contribute to the...
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