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  1. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    Now that is something else again. I would love to be good enough that I get away with a Nudie Suit. Were that the case, I might even enjoy it. And I would definitely stand. All decked out like a...
  2. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    Its great. So many aspects to this avocation. I think performance is maybe something that is either inside us or not. It doesn't mean one can't perform, or can't perform creditably, if it that...
  3. Thread: My New Baby

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    Re: My New Baby

    I know I look at those old black and white mandolin orchestra pics and such and when I find an A2 snakehead I wonder if it could be the '23 A2 snakehead I have.
  4. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    I played with an accordion player in Edinburgh Scotland. Full sized piano accordion.

    He told me the advantage was that you can sit on the empty case while playing. That means you don't have to...
  5. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    My fiddle playing is awkward and off putting enough, I can't imagine the Stroh being much worse. If I had to choose; I would learn to get competent on the Stroh. Not a difficult decision at all. :)
  6. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Yes I get this. I long ago stopped thinking about it and have had to watch myself play to respond to threads like this.

    I have discovered in my life that any kind of competence involves getting...
  7. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Another tune with that same problem is Poppy Leaf Rag.
  8. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    I am for the most part self taught as well, only recently getting regular "coaching" on classical music techniques. Harvest Home Hornpipe is something I feel like I have known for ever, having...
  9. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    As an aside, I have been interested in acquiring a Stroh fiddle, for many years. I have several old black and white pictures of Irish Pub sessions of 50 and more years ago, and there in the mix are...
  10. Thread: Nmd

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    Re: Nmd

    There is absolutely something thrilling about a new mandolin. We share your happiness and enthusiasm, not as neutral onlookers, but with a sincere and synchronized empathy born of our own new...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    Because many serious musicians, piano players and church organists, arrangers, etc., have conniptions or at least are confused when I say, "the melody is just the same only down a fifth". I am in...
  12. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    It depends. I have a resonator mandolin, that has sustain for days. I find it really cool to pick a note hard and do different ornaments through hammer on or pull offs on the ringing string. It is...
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    Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    Yay! And every mandolin purchase in the future as well, should be a forever mandolin. (Come on, like you are never going to buy another mandolin?)

    There is something supremely wonderful about...
  14. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    I am not into performing. The most fun part of being in a band for me is the regular practice with the others.

    If one were to magically say I never have to perform again, my musical life would...
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    Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    I absolutely deny the concept of some kind of alignment between one's ability and the mandolin one acquires. OK I can understand one's first mandolin being something economic, to see if the passion...
  16. Thread: Gborm? Gbrom?

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    Re: Gborm? Gbrom?

    Mandokin. A new word. I am going to use this one a lot. Martin you are moving the language forward!

    Although a little googling shows that "mandokin" is a character in World of Warcraft. Well the...
  17. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    When I bought my snakehead, I had know real knowledge of the history of anything. I really lucked out. But the purchase was based on what I was attracted to at the time.

    The F style peghead...
  18. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Well.... throughout history there have been many philosophers who have tackled different theories of beauty.

    But I know what you mean.
  19. Re: Changed strings, ONE string's intonation is off: huh? help!

    Double check that the string is seated in the slots at either end. I had a similar experience that was driving me crazy, and it turned out that a hard crumb or cinder or a micro pebble or something...
  20. Re: Will I Notice A Difference? Gibson 1917 vs 1922-34

    My observation is that how the instrument has been kept for the last 98 years seems to have as great if not greater impact on the sound than the differences the models had 98 years ago. Has it been...
  21. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    In real life applications, I think mandolinners just fall into one or the other type of picking, based on how they began or someone said something to someone, and then stick with it, and then of...
  22. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    I made a mistake. The paradiddle exercise is DUDD UDUU DUDD UDUU without emphasis on any particular pick. Then you move through emphasis on first note in each group of four, emphasis on second note...
  23. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    I think this can't be ignored. What we prize and value today may be no part of how people valued things back then. The aesthetics have entirely changed.
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    I think that is true. Classic question - one pick several grips and attacks, or one consistent grip and attack, and several picks. Or some combination of the two.

    I kind of look at it as a range...
  25. Re: Feedbacks on my F Mandolin and complete gear :)

    To quote Frank Zappa totally out of context: ohh, the paraphernalia of it all.
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