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    Re: The Mandolin in America

    :grin:
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

    I know nothing except this quote from the Hobgoblin mandola page:


    "The Tenor Mandola (or Mandola) is tuned as a Viola, CGDA, one fifth below a mandolin. Octave Mandolas (also known as Octave...
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    Re: The Mandolin in America

    Quite possibly. DW Cooper was in fact a highly talented mandolinist who, like his more famous older brother DB Cooper, also engaged in various unorthodox aerial activities that generated unlimited...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It seems to be an African bow harp. For posterity, first the eBay instrument:

    191171

    A similar instrument is shown at a different website - sold for $86:

    191172

    Another below, from the...
  5. Re: A nice version of June Apple feat. Sierra Hull

    Wow, that sounds fantastic! :mandosmiley: Love it! (music at 0:53)
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    :grin: :)
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Yeah, Kimmel video was posted by me in post #54 of that thread, 3 weeks ago. :)
  8. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    Good info, Paul! :)

    There's also an older multi-page cautionary MandolinCafe discussion about guitars in Irish music. (Not sure I should link to that thread, as it might at first seem...
  9. Re: Making the A and E strings less "pingy" and general newbie re

    EDIT: Oops! I just noticed that Pheffernan already mentioned hand position. (I was reading too fast and didn't see it at first.) :redface:

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    My earlier post:

    All good advice above....
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Yes that's a good version, but you used the composer's 6/8 time, instead of 3/4 time which apparently some bluegrassers prefer.
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    Re: Not able to view embeded photobucket photos

    Good point.
  12. Re: Turning an acoustic into a (semi) solid body electric?

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Not able to view embeded photobucket photos

    Possibly relevant - in 2017 there was a Photobucket fiasco and monumental PR disaster, where the clueless Photobucket management started charging $400 per month to allow hotlinking (posting pictures...
  14. Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast - Interesting Approaches?

    Can't see any video there. The only thing that shows up is this error message:

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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    I don't know if this is the same version as in the sheet music (I don't have time to study it right now), but at 0:33 in this video is Ondrej playing Amazing Grace on a mandola. Fast-forward to...
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    MIDI-only Irish jig "Humors of Cappa" with some probably-wrong unorthodox chords, best I can do at the moment. :whistling: Part B needs work. For Song-a-Week thread.
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Last night they were on Jimmy Kimmel (different show than above) on another mainstream broadcast TV network (ABC). The mandolin content is mostly the usual bluegrass mando-snare-drum rhythm thing,...
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    Re: What is this mandolin?

    I can respect that. :mandosmiley: Seems like a perfectly logical and practical reason for such modifications.

    The goal being fitness for purpose for a particular usage - loud enough to be heard...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    You're welcome. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Thread for Social Group MP3 posting

    My hypothetical MIDI arrangement of "The Maid Behind The Bar" for Song-a-Week 155. This is playback of the notes I wrote in MuseScore, for 2 mandolins, one GDAE octave tenor guitar, oldtime banjo,...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Maybe this will work:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsT8jRWkaQ8
    (or direct link)

    Nice playing, by the way! :mandosmiley: I enjoyed that.
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    Re: New Pava = 2 New Songs 2 Me

    Nice! :mandosmiley:
  23. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Thanks Jacob and Jim! :mandosmiley: I had no idea those existed. Those look so much like solid wood pegs that it's possible I may have seen them in action at some point and didn't even realize what...
  24. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    :disbelief: :cool: Cool! :mandosmiley: I've become a fan of geared tuners. In earlier times, I played old wooden-peg banjos (it was what we had so that's what I played) and of course fiddles, and...
  25. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    MandolinCafe info from 2017.
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