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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    https://youtu.be/XO0eT6pkNhk


    Performance or confessional? (an interesting dialectic to pursue, thanks JeffD.)
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Convention, culture, semiotics. There's a good book, many actually, on 'rethinking representation.' I would say that it's simply valuable (or, at least for me) to question. That's why I like jazz....
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Pretty fun to watch videos of the older guys, masters, et al communicating (verbally) about their music. I like the clip of Charlie Rouse asking Monk, "Well is it C or C#? To which Monk replies,...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    All of life is a performance. You might say that we're all faking it, all the time.. (in fact, this is a problem of art and often the very barrier that improvisors seek to overcome - to play what is...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Here's my categorical statement on 'music' - it gives back what you put into it. This is why it typically grows - roughly commensurate with the mind - and we often say: the more we learn, the less...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    At the risk of distilling it down to oversimplifications, let's look at 'music' from two opposite poles: the didactic approach vs the jazz approach.

    As in many realms of life, these represent two...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Perhaps the symphonic/orchestral tradition deems it so. But that's a small slice of music, if we consider all of humanity (as well the arguments put forth for the rest of the natural world also...
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    Nice tunes!
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Fwiw, the reason why flamenco guitars have golpeadors is because flamenco toque involves percussive devices (golpe) - that would eventually trash (destroy), not merely mar, the top, were it...
  10. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    No mandolin, but here's music by percussionist Geoff Smith on hammered dulcimer to loosen up those fixed intervals of consonance:
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    I really like choro and all kinds of Brazilian and other Latin American and Caribbean forms (the reason I play accordion - this and professor longhair's rumba boogie - the "Spanish tinge")
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    International Jazz Day

    Hope you all are playing or listening to some kind of jazz today.


    https://youtu.be/NIglhxN7Kk0
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice sounding instrument - and your playing.
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    Sorry a little unclear - do you mean that it was satisfactory previously at some point? Or has it always been unsatisfactory? But, ya take it to a luthier and have them play it, have someone else...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Well I could be all wrong. I suppose it's predicated on the beginner's grasp of chords/intervals - perhaps students get right to it after all.. I suppose it varies among learners. I think your...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Ya, I'm just answering the question, "Why (teach) something like that early on?"

    Seems to me I occasionally see beginning folks here expressing, "Why do mandolin chords sound weird?" or something...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Good points. However, as far as beginners are concerned, it may be a somewhat advanced approach. I think it may be easiest (simplest) - and perhaps why the common practice - to teach the complete...
  18. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    Sounds Mongolian + Southeast Asia with a Turkish edge. Cool :)
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    That's exactly right! You got to be the one putting it out - whether it be 'my dog has fleas' or whatever you happen to be playing. That's music.
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    Everyone struggles learning to play two or three notes with one finger. It's part of learning. There are many good reasons why it's considered an essential technique, but suffice to say that it's...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    This is where playing along to tunes at home will help - familiarizing your ear to hearing chord changes (and when the chord changes).

    Listening for and hearing when chords change is fundamental. ...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    I believe the most efficient way will vary among people. For many, I think it will be in a musical context (i.e., playing along with music).

    I recommend learning 12 chord shapes: 3 maj, 3 min, 4...
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    Additionally, I'd like to point out that there are really two different instruments commonly referred to as the Irish/Scottish harp (clarsach/clairseach). What is most often seen is the modern nylon...
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    I'm prbly a little different - I was called for slow music since when I first heard it .. although it took much longer to get into playing it - acquiring the instruments, finding recordings, etc. ...
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    Oh, and I wanted to add my own opinion though! :mandosmiley: I follow my ears wherever they go, and musically speaking I like it all. But I grew up in that rock milieu - malicorne and all that...
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