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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Inna-gadda-da-vida?

    Caravan with a drum solo?
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    For me, that was true back in the years when I did Renn Faires and stuff like that w/ an out-of-period bowlback.

    Overall, though, at least since I moved to California, folks associate mandolins...
  3. Re: A small bowlback - travel mandolin? piccolo mandolin?

    I think these things were designed for self-amusement, hence the small sound, AND for a time when men's fashion allowed for finding a place for a long thin instrument, unlike our modern clothing.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    It was already pretty well established in Italy and Europe; then there were the late 1800's mandolin orchestras, for which the F 5 was intended....plus string bands in both old-time music AND jazz...
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    Re: International Jazz Day

    I certainly do appreciate it! Take care, David
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    Re: International Jazz Day

    Sure...for the last few weeks jazz is what I've been playing. I'm a native of New Orleans - jazz is my folk music.

    Here's something in a totally different style, from one of the very first masters...
  7. Re: A small bowlback - travel mandolin? piccolo mandolin?

    No, it's double strung - but it's a 2 strings on a post tailpiece.
  8. Re: A small bowlback - travel mandolin? piccolo mandolin?

    pocket mandolin?
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    Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    Ouch.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    They used to market music under that term.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Yeah, after all, it was an Italian and European instrument first!
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    My Fischbach mandolin has a wide radiused neck and works well for barre chords, but everyone has their own taste and comfort zone.

    My barre comment was made in reference to D and G shapes.

    So...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    I get that, and it's best you work up to various technical levels at your own pace.

    But I do suggest eventually working on barre chords - which are a lot easier on mandolin than on guitar! - as...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    If you use those shapes as moveable chords, that's not a problem.

    You need to think of your first finger as a capo, barre all 4 strings, then use fingers 2 and 3 (rather than 1 and 2 ) to make the...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    If you are certain that you won't "need" those keys, you could focus on the most used key centers. Eventually though someone will call a tune in an odd key.

    If you do ever have any desire to play...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    Well, I still love a good jazz jam session. Honestly there aren't as many of them as there once were.

    The idea behind a true jazz jam session was to allow a player to solo for as long as the ideas...
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    Re: A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    Lovely work!

    and - if I ever saw a mandolin that looks like a "jazz" mandolin, that's certainly one of them. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    There is a lot of great music on that site!

    If you want some jazz (and Latin and Klezmer ) fakebooks Archive.org has them:

    https://archive.org/details/fakebooks

    includes a Django book:
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    She plays wonderful accordion, too.
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/107621-Drop-Box-is-now-available-for-Italian-ballo-liscio-sheet-music?highlight=ballo+liscio

    This is the thread, but I can't recall which post had the...
  21. Re: Nobody Knows You When .... chord progression confusion

    Well, I've used that chordal movement too, but as C B7 Bb7 A7.

    Correct? It sounds good when used in the right places.
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    Re: Early Medieval Lute GGAAddgg

    I have played both ouds and sazes with mechanical tuners; they are OK but no better than well fitted pegs.

    The Wittner pegs do work well, and they offer them for folk instruments too:
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    Re: Early Medieval Lute GGAAddgg

    I may have mentioned this, but many modern classical oud players like Necati Celik tune in all 4ths very often.

    http://www.daviderath.com/oud/tuning-notation

    " Another somewhat common Turkish...
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    Re: Early Medieval Lute GGAAddgg

    Medieval lute was plectrum plucked, Renaissance lute with the fingers.



    In Arabic the oud pick is called a risha; in Turkish it's a mezrab.



    Actually I've met and talked with Lindley...
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    Re: My latest baroque mandolin

    Well tied gut (nylon) frets stay where they should be.

    Some players do adjust them a bit for specific intonation; most folks tend to leave the frets in more-or-less 12 tone ET tuning same as a...
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