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  1. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    How do you know? Perhaps it is true that they didn't "do it" in that moment. I wonder how you might feel if you played "more expensive mandolins" for a year, two, or five..?

    While it's generally...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    As with most everything in music, it's a skill that can be improved upon. It definitely requires effort to become an effective performer, for those of us who aren't particularly inclined. But like...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Performing is always different than playing for oneself because an audience is a part of the total experience. I've never experienced an audience as a passive receiver of my action, but always a...
  4. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Vis a vis the "picking hand," a vital element of competency is independence - the hands and feet in drumming; the fingers in classical guitar; bowing in stringed instruments... For the mandolinist,...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    I play accordions mostly standing - because I play out (perform) with them. I play a lot of Latin stuff, and the convention there is standing. Big boxes are heavy to stand with so I have some...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    If you put down a rear seatback, and lay it on its back they will fit just fine. Same with bass, although I usually just slid it in on its side and had the neck between driver and passenger seat...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    I've never known an experienced musician to be confused by "down" (an interval). We use it all the time.

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    Guess how this is settled in the world of diatonic accordions? - Multi-row (non...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I didn't have a hard case - nor a $100K bass - but in a soft bag they go easily into the front seat of any compact car - after reclining the seat back. It's definitely not something you take with...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice. I think I've posted the same on here someplace, myself. What scale length do you use?
  10. Thread: Flying!

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    Re: Flying!

    Appears to be 10-str mndln
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I love the low strings - I played string bass for 20 years and played French bow so that I could play cello as well when the time came. I grew up playing the cello suites on guitar, so I always...
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    Re: Help Transcribing a Piece

    So the little melodic figure - you'll note is just reiterating Colin's singing/melody line -



    https://youtu.be/tN0kuxtIFHU


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  13. Re: 'Radiophon' Mandriola, German, triple soundhole with cones?

    This is also seen in the Steirische accordion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steirische_Harmonika. I've not read about its etiology, but I presume it's a design principle derived from the...
  14. New BBC offering on perspectives in musical evolution

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000tsls

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    Re: Help Transcribing a Piece

    It's all Am

    Then the bridges or choruses are:

    A - D - Dm - A

    F#m7 - D - Dm - A

    A - D - Dm - A
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    I totally spaced Dex!


    https://youtu.be/C-o8EeITzYM
  17. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Dadgad 12-string is pretty cool :) - then again, prbly better for kashmir than wind that shakes the barley..
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    Re: Lyre mandriola thing!

    Ah! Perhaps I was fooled. I'm going to stick to playing them and leave organology to you :)
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    Re: Lyre mandriola thing!

    You'll notice that it was obviously designed to accommodate the extra string courses - e.g., location of 'sound' hole relative to fingerboard, mounting holes for another bridge, etc. Perhaps...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Forgot about Silver's "Que Pasa?"

    Sun Ra's "Island in the Sun" and "Bassism"
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    "Cape Verdean Blues," "Song For My Father"

    My favorite, Andrew Hill, uses a lot of that type of syncopation (like St Thomas) across his catalog..



    https://youtu.be/VFUITTDFfRE
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    "Spain." Maybe work up some of Metheny's pieces like "Minuano 6/8." Perhaps take up listening to choro and I'm sure you'll hit on many others. Of course there's the rest of the Jobim songbook..
  23. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    Beecham was just annoyed that he wouldn't get to participate on Moody Blues sessions...passing on just when the music was starting to get interesting.
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    Re: Twitter music?

    Don't know twitter, but my thoughts are how exciting it's been to follow music - and how lucky I am that my adolescent years included Page's warm 12/6-string Gibson humming over tube amplifiers on...
  25. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    I like it. I said on another thread the other day, the 'ear' evolves. Once finding 'pleasure' - or a thousand other words connoting recognition - among things formerly unknown, it only expands one's...
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