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    Re: Just for Fun (Sierra Hull)

    as much as I get tired of the old "salt creek" I could listen to this all day
  2. Re: St. Anne's Reel /// Original Performance

    That Big Mon sounds great, nice pickin'
  3. Re: Eastwood 8-string vs. 4-string Nut Widths

    I haven't found this with octaves so much but with mandocellos if the neck width is standard guitar, some of the chord shapes and or scale/ arpeggios are difficult to reach, it has more to do with...
  4. Re: Eastwood 8-string vs. 4-string Nut Widths

    I have the 8 string MRG model, sold as an octave mando tuned GDAE 23.5 inch scale and 1,3/8 inch wide nut.

    its a little longer scale than I am used to on octave but the neck is considerably...
  5. Re: My composition for the mandola and other instruments

    again that flute really stand out for me on these recordings, this album has a diverse flavor in presentation but there is a common musicality to the entire set of tunes, great stuff all around
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    Re: Partial capo for OM?

    in the Big Book of Mandocello Chords Harvey Reid discusses a Liberty Flip model 43 for guitar 3+4 ( without clamping 5 +6 ) and Model 65 for guitar 6 + 5

    he lists the url as...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    on the root - I really mean for basic harmony demonstration, but if you play just an EG instead of a C chord that could be an Em or an A7, and often omitting the root in a chord with an ensemble that...
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    Re: octave on valium?

    Folded path I also have a Weber F style F hole mandocello in the back of mind, hard to find used ones!
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    Electric Sierra

    I thought this was great
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    The root is the Tonic or the most important tone of the chord. So for a C chord, C is the root, we expect a C to be played .
    We can add an E and G even a Bb for the 7th or B for the Major 7th and...
  11. Re: Learning octave mandolin before regular mandolin

    Marcus CA I did have a Pertersen Cittern - 10 string though I think it was a short scale - like 22 inch or something, so more like a 10 string octave I guess- t had a roundish A shape and an oval...
  12. Re: Learning octave mandolin before regular mandolin

    I'm thinking its easier to go from mandolin to octave than from octave to mandolin, but that's just me.

    I went from guitar to mandolin to octave to mandocello and mandola pretty much in that order.
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    I use 3 string chords probably more than I should.
    IMHO they can be very effective and sometimes the tonal order on the mandolin or dola just doesn't stack to my liking, so better to omit one tone...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    Jim I agree Matt is very good teacher, and is giving very solid examples of how to operate these beasts, plus he went almost an hour over, so his enthusiasm is contagious ( I know: a bad analogy in...
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    Re: Artistworks question

    +1 on Banjo Ben.
    Mike Marshall at artist works does give you a path that lets you mark your accomplishments as you progress, and there is no fixed time limit so you can take 1 week on one lesson and...
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    Re: The Mandolin & Cittern Source

    Still, I find I can look at and read about "lute" family instruments till the cows come home.
    Just checked, no cows here yet, so I will continue my perusal.
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    Re: First song of our new band - Woodspell

    People talk about the perfect musical instrument pairing, piano and violin, string quartet, mandolin and guitar, rock quartet ( 2 guitars bass and drum kit)

    but to my mind, guitar, mandolin,...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    in Homage to the late Great Peter Ostroushko, here is "Mesa De Esperanza" recorded on fiddle and guitar as part of set with Dean McGraw from "The Duo" recording.
    I am playing this mournful fiddle...
  19. Thread: Wind

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    Re: Wind

    To me this is very Grisman - nice work Jozef!
  20. Thread: MAS Control

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    Re: MAS Control

    "gonna keep her drunk and woozy all the time time time, gonna keep her drunk and woozy all the time"
  21. Thread: MAS Control

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    Re: MAS Control

    I have a teenager..... then again the near death whining might not be worth it.
  22. Thread: MAS Control

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    Re: MAS Control

    sure if I'm not required to leave the house
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    Re: MAS Control

    My wife is correct, my news year's resolution which I have styed true to, was to throw away any pair of socks with a hole in them, needless to say the sock drawer is looking pretty sparse these days,...
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    Re: MAS Control

    uroboros- you are probably getting socks.
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    Re: MAS Control

    I should be good to go as I currently only have 3 mandolins ( + 4 mandolas, + 3 octaves, + 2 mandocellos,).....
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