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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    I very much enjoyed the class last night, and although I've been playing the OM for about 3+ years or so (self-taught) I learned quite a lot from the lesson. I play mandolin, and much of what I play...
  2. Re: Skylark -- with some help from Notion and MusicXML

    A very nice, tasteful arrangement. And nice mandolin playing, too.

    Jack
  3. Thread: Pick Rotation

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    Re: Pick Rotation

    These work really well.

    Jack

    https://www.monstergrips.com/
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Darwin, Strings by Mail has octave strings on their website. That's where I get mine from. Go to the Common Strings menu and click Mandolin, and D'addario. You'll find them there. Other brands may...
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    Good idea. I can leave it on the stand for a while.

    Jack
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    An update: I cleaned off the instrument with the lighter fluid, came out fine. Then I used Dawn detergent and warm water on the inside of the case, using the suds on a sponge, not a lot of water. I...
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    So basically it's hand sanitizer. I don't think that's what is in my case, as I discovered the problem sometime last year, before I was using hand sanitizer.
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    Re: Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    Some great replies, thank you all. Poul Hanson, thanks for the warning about using naphtha on the plush; I don't think I'll chance it. The instrument is by William Petersen, made in 2002 I believe (I...
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    Sticky stuff in octave mandolin case

    I noticed a while ago that the sides of my octave mando had a sticky-ness on the surface, but it's something I can't see. I'm fairly sure that I can remove it using naphtha (lighter fluid?), but it...
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    His name is Frederic Bourgeois, and he is French. He plays with a group called 4 de Trefle. They're quite good, here's their website:

    https://tergalfred.wixsite.com/4detrefle

    He also plays...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    That's actually a different tune, atsunrise, but a beautiful one. I hadn't heard that one before. Thanks for posting it. Funny, the link I put in seems to work for me when I click on it; I don't know...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Kerr's Negro Jig played by the Carolina Chocolate Drops is fairly dark (partly because it's played on a low pitched instrument), but also very beautiful. Here's a link:
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Are you sure it's a mandolin? Something just doesn't sound right. You were awake, right, not asleep and dreaming?

    Jack
  14. Re: Kongthong village babies are named with a melody

    Wow, that's amazing. Remembering so many tunes - all the names of your friends and family - I wonder what the effect is for brain development, especially into old age. I think music is one of the...
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    I've been taking Glucosamine and Turmeric capsules for several years now, and I have no pain anymore from the arthritis in my right wrist and index knuckle. These areas used to bother me quite a bit,...
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Thank you, Evelyn. Your music is always wonderful and welcome.

    Jack
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    Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    Hi Zack,

    There are good options out there for you. The first mandolin I bought, about 11 years ago, was a Kentucky KM 150S, which I bought from a friend for $85. New, now, they're a maybe $300...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    One of my favorite Irish airs is "My Lagan Love." I love the melody (played in C) and when I play it I play it straight the first time through with no tremolo. On the second time I tremolo the long...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Nordic Essentials makes a nice folding instrument stand that will hold a mandolin, a guitar, octave mandolin; very adjustable and folds up nicely. I like mine a lot. It also comes in a bunch of...
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    Re: You did WHAT to your BC?

    I like to use Monster Grips, small circles of textured soft plastic that have a sticky back. I like them on the thumb side. Been using them for several years and they work great.

    Jack
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    Re: Electric mandolin - a few questions...

    Great advice and info here, thanks to all. I've looked at Emando.com and will probably get some strings from them. I'll check out the Dava picks also - I'm always open to trying new picks.

    Greg,...
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    Electric mandolin - a few questions...

    My older son gave me an electric mandolin and a small amp for my birthday (which is today, although he gave it to me yesterday). He plays guitar, so he is into music, and he knows how much playing...
  23. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    Paul, I use Monster Grips on my picks that tend to slip. Just one on one side makes the difference. They're small, so would probably fit on your Dunlop Jazz picks.

    Jack
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    Re: Mandocello tuned as octave?

    An octave mandolin would be tuned G,D,A,E. Seems like big leap to tune a mandocello.

    Jack
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    Re: slower celtic tunes

    My Lagan Love is a fine Irish tune that goes well slowly. You can try some of the "fast" tunes at a slow tempo also, and many of them may work well that way.

    Jack
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