Search:

Type: Posts; User: catmandu2

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    I got hooked on nonstandard tunings with LZIII. I've slipped in and out of a bunch of them with infatuations with Jansch, Fahey, Hedges... I'm using about 5 different ones so far on Hardanger...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    506

    Re: Help with my MAS!

    Since you asked for help -
  3. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,400

    Re: I Just Bought A Violin

    FYI, hardanger fiddle fingerboards typically have very little radius, or none at all, as well as corresponding flattened bridges - as multi-string playing is a standard technique in the idiom. The...
  4. Re: Music Therapy - Sharing Music In An Assisted Living Facility

    For anyone looking for more information, or perhaps to enhance understanding of cognitive effects and processes in dementia, this article presents a good overview.
    ...
  5. Re: Article on the Centrum Choro workshop & Choro in North Americ

    Great read - thanks Al. I caught the forro bug a few years back and spend about half of my playing with it (on accordion).

    Being land-locked as I am, I miss opportunites like this; I advertise on...
  6. Re: Music Therapy - Sharing Music In An Assisted Living Facility

    Evidently the regions of the brain that conduct emotional response, sensory processing, linguistic functioning and so forth are last to be affected in diminishing capacities associated with...
  7. Re: Music Therapy - Sharing Music In An Assisted Living Facility

    Regarding suggestions - if you're a folk musician, avoid the murder ballads, keep it light. Seems there are always some folks who are triggered by provocative lyrical content. Often, someone in an...
  8. Re: Music Therapy - Sharing Music In An Assisted Living Facility

    I used to go about once a week with accordion - always a popular instrument among an older age cohort, and ideal for the environment for its portability and projection. Did some hospice work as...
  9. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,715

    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    The key element is practice - with time, it will become easier to transition between instruments. The more you do it, the easier it gets. However, if you're just learning another instrument, it may...
  10. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,715

    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    Well, compared to a mndln - guitar is huge. Its larger physical dimensions provide for a larger sound, greater harmonic and dynamic range, more color possibilities, etc. There are certainly...
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,383

    Re: Mandolin vs Guitar - Do you agree?

    Assume we're talking about - 'steel string, folk-style, chord strumming/plectrum' guitar..?

    Flamenco/classical guitar is one of the more technically challenging and demanding instruments. Without...
  12. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,617

    Re: Chords and double stops in Trad

    I enjoyed the supergroups, but I haven't listened in the last 15 years since taking up clarsach. I play mostly in the old, solo style for my trad. I'm compelled by the 'purest' drop there is/was -...
  13. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,904

    Re: How many of you play 3rd-less chords?

    Max, you prbly know this - many Irish-style accordions have switches to eliminate 3rds in the bass. Many folks, who own accordions without the switches, eliminate the 3rds by taping them off.
    ...
  14. Re: About "musicality" (or whatever the correct description might

    I would agree with everything in the above post, except that I conceive of 'groove' as mostly a function of rhythm (or rhythmic wherewithal) - which is why I regard 'rhythm' as the most essential and...
  15. Re: About "musicality" (or whatever the correct description might

    While I certainly agree that shedding is standard approach, I would also emphasize that much toward the pursuit of 'musicality' can be achieved outside of the shed (or, perhaps broadening the concept...
  16. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,956

    Re: Mandolin sound - what is bloom?

    DB, wire harp, and of course in elec sound synthesis where we control these parameters of attack, decay, sustain, and release.

    It's one of the fundamental characterisitics of my large wire harp -...
  17. Re: About "musicality" (or whatever the correct description might

    When something's not happening, it's very often a lack of rhythmic wherewithal. Rhythm is the backbone and the life blood of music. Phrasing, flow, syncopation, accent, nuance, vitality - all...
  18. Replies
    53
    Views
    4,890

    Re: Astroturf Noise

    It's a dynamic that everyone in avant music is accustomed to - we all share the same story of others' (friends, family, spouses...) lack of understanding and typical derision of our interest. It...
  19. Replies
    53
    Views
    4,890

    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Thanks for reviving the thread - I just had the pleasure of listening to all their vids again; as usual with this type of music, the more I listen - the more I enjoy.
  20. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,617

    Re: Chords and double stops in Trad

    Ya O'carolan introduced the baroque tinge and all that. Certainly it's (harmony/'accompaniment) more florid style and apparently a departure from what went before - the natural succession of...
  21. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    "General" questions; here's my general comment -

    I had the good fortune to start playing (electric gtr and sax) at age 9. Given proximity to the instruments, I also dabbled on flute, drums, and...
  22. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,617

    Re: Chords and double stops in Trad

    As a harper, I play "accompaniment" all the time - as Jim points out, it's basically predicated on tonic/dominant tonality, with plenty of figured bass and movement to create harmonic contrapuntalism...
  23. Replies
    1
    Views
    585

    Re: Ron Miles RIP

    Ron was a fixture in Denver - we saw him all the time; aside from his teaching posts, Ron's activities always meant jazz in Denver on the weekends. He and the group played with Ginger Baker for...
  24. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,569

    Re: You too can be popular!

    "Popularity" is but a fleeting fashion . . . if you want to be a REAL musician -
  25. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,608

    Re: CMC Thumb joint arthritis and braces

    Have you tried modifying your technique - taking the pressure off your thumb?

    L hand CMC chased me out of classical guitar - my life since age 10. I still play a bit of flamenco, but have to put...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4