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  1. Dorian Pentatonic Scale (1 2 m3 5 M6 )

    This promotional video showed up in my FB feed.... Demonstration of Dorian pentatonic as used by John Coltrane. 1 2 m3 5 M6 (Sorry for the typo the thread title.) Moderator note: typo fixed

    (The...
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    While you are learning you'll probably watch at your hands, especially on mando, guitar, banjo, or keyboards, to monitor what you are playing. It can be useful, but far too often it becomes a visual...
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Slightly detune one string of each pair. Doesn't have to be much, but you'll hear it. Be consistent - when you alter the pitch in a pair (say the treble string), do the same orientation with the...
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    ABSOLUTELY! It's ALL ONE BIG INSTRUMENT. And that instrument is your brain, folks!

    In spite of the different neck length, register, and tuning/fingering, I would say going mandolin>guitar is a...
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    Re: Mandolin sighting!

    oh gawd...she wants to be Stevie Nicks now.... :(
  6. Re: The definitive mandolin Christmas recording list

    190125
    The all-acoustic skiffle-swing holiday combo features Dan Hicks, Commander Cody alumni and S.F. Bay Area luminaries Greg Dewey (Country Joe), Tim Eschliman (Rhythmtown-Jive, Commander Cody),...
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    Re: Harmonized scales

    The classic Jerry Coker book PATTERNS FOR JAZZ https://www.amazon.com/Patterns-Jazz-Theory-Composition-Improvisation/dp/0898987032 has plenty of these type drills. I used the book a lot in the late...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/blues-improv-1-solo-mandolin

    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/track-13
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    Re: Transcribe or Amazing Slowdowner?

    If you rip the CD track to your PC, you can play it back (from the file) at varying speeds using your Windows Media Player.
  10. Re: Nordic/Finnish/Swedish folk music recommendation

    Seppo is on the Cafe
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/members/21047-Seppo
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    The scroll/points are cosmetic...the real issue should be preference for round/oval holes vs F-holes and SONIC in nature.
    The Gibson F2s and F4s were oval holes with scrolls and points.
  12. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    Are you working from hard copy (paper) or a PDF file

    OLD SCHOOL
    1) Print out the PDF or make a paper copy of your hard copy sheet music.
    2) Cut the (copied) sheet music into strips (horizontal)...
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    Re: And just like that...

    Here's what I use on 17". 48 36 22w 14 10. Maybe add a little for 19"
    188780

    Niles H
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    Re: And just like that...

    If you have a C on the bottom, you should have a 15" scale length neck, at least. If you are going lower (octave down) with a G ion the bottom, you need 17", though 18" or 19" would be better sound...
  15. Some epileptic guy was driving himself to the...

    Some epileptic guy was driving himself to the hospital and had a seizure and ran over Tommy. Not another car or anything else on the rural road. 10 seconds difference one way or the other and Tommy...
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    Re: Greek mandolin music

    Helena Vasileiadi, vocals


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EL1Oh9tpgQ
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    Fingerings are in the space between the notation and tablature.

    NH
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    Eruption
    Giant Steps :disbelief:
    Ornithology
    Peaches in Regalia
    The Claw
    Limerock :crying:
    Wild Thing

    (just goofin' on you!) :))
  19. Re: Anyone trying to play Afropop styles on the mandolin?

    African Guitar Styles - Folo-Graff

    This book/CD can get you off to a decent start. If you get the CD version (instead of files), rip the disc to your PC so you can play it back a the speed you...
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    Re: Learning Song Variations?

    If you have ripped a CD to your computer, you can play back the file at various speeds without changing the pitch. Good for transcribing, or playing along - Just knocking the speed down to 85-80%...
  21. Music Documentaries ALL DAY Mon Sept. 7th-Turner Classic Movies!

    TURNER CLASSC MOVIES - Tomorrow Monday SEPT 7

    Mon 9AM EST >>> Tues 4AM Music documentaries and concert films ALL DAY

    http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html

    Niles H
  22. Heads Up! LOUIE BLUE and more docs on TCM Mon Sept 07,2020

    Turner Classic Movies TOMORROW (Monday Sept 7)

    Concert films and Docs ALL DAY from 7:15AM - 4AM (Tues), including Tom Waits (Big Time), Dylan (Don't Look Back) , Neil Young (Heart of Gold),...
  23. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Reading through the previous postings, I didn't see many titles that I would have listed. Maybe it is because most of mine date back 50-30 years, and pre-date the collections of the younger Cafe...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    Staccato is also a mandolin technique. It's a left-hand technique - cutting short the notes by immediately lifting the (fretting) finger after it is sounds instead of letting it ring. (You can also...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    People that don't use slurring, opting instead for the (dreaded) "every-note-with-a-pickstroke", aren't really in a position to say what the technique(s) add or doesn't add.

    As far as I'm...
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