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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Although not in the Joe Walsh/Shlapanitsa/TM Sweeney league, I did a track a while ago in which I used the John Reischman trick of octave-stringing my dola, meaning it's still in CGDA, but I...
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    Re: PLEASE! A few Mandola pieces

    Thank you tmsweeney! You do great and I appreciate you tunes! Nice instruments also! Thanks!
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    For me the mental transposition of chord shapes from mandolin to mandola (or mandocello) got easier the more I did it. Just look at basic two finger first position chords. A G (0-0-2-3) on mandolin...
  4. Re: Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    And another!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avyGeh2Umzo&ab_channel=N.K.ForsterGuitars
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    It may vibrate differently, but is the different vibration an improvement in tone? Or does it sound worse than it did before? That's the crux of the thousands of posts here and elsewhere on the...
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    Re: Strings Question

    Curt Mangan: https://www.curtmangan.com/monel-mandolin-light-10-36/
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    Awesome! and you say this is your backup mandolin? You should have trouble if you're stuck using it in an ensemble situation.
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    Re: Refinished 87 Flatiron Festival

    I used to live in the area and Tom was the only luthier I’ve ever used. He worked on several of my old Gibson A’s. Always did a good job. Last time was several years ago and my wife was a bit...
  9. Peter Ostroushko tribute concert – live stream

    There will be a free live stream available of the tribute concert for Peter Ostroushko at 7 pm tonight, September 19, 2022, in Minneapolis. Details here. (The concert is sold out for in-person...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Gigging is what does most of the real damage, and, of course, technique(s) that are certain to wear spots, like keeping a finger planted while picking, or picking that hits an unguarded area of the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's Mill Valley Waltz off of the Tone Poems album. My mom and I have been working on this one and trying to figure out how to record together when we are in different states

    pLomhj-Rp8I
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    The blond F4 sure looks like a Cricket Fiddle instrument built by TJ. They're very nice imo. More info here:
    https://www.cricketfiddle.com/
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    Re: Todd Phillips Released

    thanks for bringing this thread back up. I just found a nice copy of Released on Discogs. A nice addition to my collection!
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    Re: Chord based solos, Monroe method?

    Sensible advice, but I believe the question in this case is not about playing over chord changes, but playing out of chord formations. I can no longer locate it but there has been a Youtube video of...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    ~o):mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY1GLC9OYfY
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    The Break (jazz original)

    I put this up on Soundcloud in late June, and I see it's now been played three times. So I'm giving it a little nudge. Quartet number for mandolin, guitar, bass and drums, recorded around 2007. ...
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    Re: Mule Skinner Blues?

    Big T...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb1L_Q_gsdU
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    Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    I posted some tunes I'd written on mandolin over in the "Bluegrass" section but I've realized this is probably the better place for original stuff. Plus, some of my tunes are definitely not...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Is this is a video of myself? Maybe :)
    Hope you guys enjoy it.


    https://youtu.be/S9pFpfPqP3k
    https://youtu.be/S9pFpfPqP3k
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Still a bit rough but I just discovered this lovely little foot tapper and had to share.
    I’ve posted the PDF and TAB in YT details.
    I think it sounds OldTime.
    Hope you guys enjoy it.

    ...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Interesting point - from my armchair ethnomusicology research, many genres of music do indeed have set musical functions for specific instruments. In old-school Klezmer, for example, certain...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Interesting; I guess "fiddle tunes" is a term used more so by English-speaking musicians in the UK and the USA.

    I've never heard the term used in context of Italian music (and the violin was...
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    CONGRATULATIONS to Liam Purcell!

    A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Liam Purcell for winning First Place in the Mandolin, Banjo, and Flatpicking Guitar competitions at RockyGrass 2022.

    This is the first time that one artist has won...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3NPcgAOxyE
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Surely reading very long threads about how to avoid practising is the most valid reason? I am doing it now when I could be playing instead! :mandosmiley:
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