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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Quietist place in the house. Looks like my recording studio too.
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    I used to count like this, it’s very effective, mainly I believe because it’s linked to the chest, breathing, voice and speech centres of the old brain -with a feedback loop via the ears. :) ...
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    X:1
    T: Fun with Triplets
    C:Played as damped harmonic at fifth fret
    N:Tabbed by Simon DS
    L: 1/8
    M:4/4
    K: G
    P:Two (small) triplets followed by two quarter notes
    |:vG2vG2vG2vG2|(3vGuGvG (3vGuGvG...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Here are 50 Old English Folk tunes for mandola (the TAB), and mandolin (the notation) Enjoy!


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hxrjlipx2a8ygiu/50%20MANDOLA%20TUNES.pdf?dl=0
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    Here’s a hurricane tune for you guys -stay warm and dry.

    https://thesession.org/tunes/5020


    https://youtu.be/QUo2x2JkzmM
    https://youtu.be/QUo2x2JkzmM
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    Re: Going from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    You can move up the neck a bit on the mandola to get out of the confusion zone near the nut.
    Then you pick two roots an octave apart. Either four string to third or fourth to second.

    So you’re...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    I agree Mark, the problem is that a lot of guitarists think that TAB is text with [Gm] in between.

    But, 'what’s the Chord Tab?' seems quite self-explanatory to a mandolinist.
  8. Re: Mandolin Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Shine on…

    -yes, I love Pink Floyd! :)
  9. Mandolin Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Shine on…

    Been on YT for quite a while now, but can’t find the thread so shine on… Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/w8nZp-LWJss
    https://youtu.be/w8nZp-LWJss
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    If someone in a bar shouted: Hey that chord you just played, what are the string numbers?
    And you replied: Aah, the Chord String Numbers are 0230.

    Or you could say: Dude, it’s a C major, work it...
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    Capo on the second fret of a mandola and play everything one course below OR you can even put lighter strings on and tune it to DAEB, that sometimes works well. A lot depends on scale length, the...
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    Re: Need more dog songs...

    -I was just about to post this wonderful song, thanks!
    This sounds like an octave mandolin…
  13. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Sorry, I didn’t say it correctly.
    I mean it’s like a Hollywood movie when there’s a landscape panning shot and then an actor starts talking before the camera view has changed to them. It’s often...
  14. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Thanks Keith, one of the reasons is that I like to record mandolin outside and sometimes it’s using a wide angle lens, for example as in intro shot. Then move to a close shot for the tune. If I can...
  15. Re: TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Many thanks Keith, Ray and Beanzy I really appreciate you taking the time to help and share this info.

    So it works! (Partly)
    I plugged the red lead with the TRS ends into the electret, active...
  16. TS, TRS, TRRS, anyone know why my doesn’t microphone work?

    Ok, there are four 6mm sockets for each dial on this Zoom H6. There’s also a 3.5mm socket at the top with the microphones. I need to attach the external microphone so I can use it at the same time as...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Ha,ha, check my YouTube channel.
    I actually only have an octave mandolin -a real mandolin is now out of my price-range as my proficiency on the octave has increased BUT I have posted a lot of...
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    Interesting, I’ve always thought that mandolins, for the most part are beautiful instruments. Someone even complimented me on my Rogue-clone the other day.
    But then the metalwork stuck onto the poor...
  19. Re: The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention - Berkeley, CA

    Now this sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
    Unfortunately I don’t live in the Bay Area anymore…
  20. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    1 Join our Newbie Social group. Post your version of Irish Washerwoman. Smile and congratulate yourself every morning for a week.
    2 Do it again.
    3 Give up whatever’s making you feel lethargic....
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Good days, bad days.
  22. Re: Anyone converted an old violin into mandolin?

    Better still, I’m thinking of putting some heavy CGDA strings on my GDAe fiddle and then actually play the thing… medieval, hurdygurdy-style!
  23. Re: question on Getting Into Jazz Mandolin exercises

    Interval training really helps when trying to play by ear.
    You hear a melody jump and your fingers will automatically jump the same amount.

    Even a little practice will help a lot.

    (Jumping up...
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Wow, actually quite pretty.
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Careful! Down in the basement it could be part of the building’s first floor load-bearing structure.
    See if you can find it on architectural drawings for the property.
    If not then burn it...
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