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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Look up an oldie-but-goodie book by Robert Starer called Rhythmic Training. By the end it gets into some pretty complex patterns.
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Is there a local store where you can browse the selections? Hard in Covid times, of course. These guys have tons of different strings if you are using mail order. They also have a large pick...
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    Re: Japenese made bowlbacls

    These older Japanese bowl backs don't sell for much, regardless of quality.

    Plenty of people will tell you they are mostly junk and have a lousy sound. That said, I bought a mid-1970s Suzuki this...
  4. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    There is a tradition of using the best materials for the top-of-the-line instruments. In violin world, student-quality bows are usually mounted with nickel silver, mid-range with sterling, and gold...
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    Avital interview

    Nice interview with Avi Avital about his new album.


    https://www.classicalwcrb.org/post/out-box-art-mandolin#stream/0
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    F-style, A-style, two-point. Oval hole, ff holes. A-4s, where the neck is flush with the top, A- or F-5s where it is elevated. Bowl backs, canted-top flat backs. New, old, midcentury. Italian,...
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    A decent conductor too. There's too much going on to do it without one.
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    Music doesn't get any more gorgeous than this piece.
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    The companion story is the one about the evening a woman came up to Jascha Heifetz after a concert, gushing about how wonderful his Guarneri del Gesł had sounded. Heifetz held the violin case up to...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Not a lot (so far) in the mandolin cases beyond picks, cleaning cloths, and humidification items.

    My violin case contains:
    _instrument and two bows
    _shoulder rest
    _rosin
    _cleaning cloth
    _3...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Medley12, I have heard more than one bluegrass band whose defining feature seems to be speed at the expense of all else, and like you I don't particularly care for it. There's a huge difference...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Primetones come in a whole bunch of thicknesses if you like the teardrop shape.
  13. Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    Then she'll have to paint more to live up to your playing, and you'll both be ahead.
  14. Thread: Sawchyn A2

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    Re: Sawchyn A2

    error
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Including shirts and jeans? Never seen that one before in a music store. It could get you thrown out of most of them real quick.
  16. Re: Making the A and E strings less "pingy" and general newbie re

    I'll give an answer to you question about books. The website for Mel Bay has enough mandolin books to keep you entertained and learning for the next decade or so. One of my favorites is Marilynn...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Nice article in Rolling Stone this afternoon.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/tony-rice-bluegrass-music-legacy-1108100/
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Ahhh, the John Cage arrangement?
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    Re: '60s (?) Suzuki 226

    I bought a similar one, an M-215, this summer. Mine has a rosewood bowl, while yours is maple, with the same number of staves. It has been a lot of fun to mess with, and has a nice, resonant tone.
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    Sue, if you are interested in learning to read alto clef get a copy of Harvey Whistler's From Violin to Viola. Although written for bowed strings most of the pieces work fine on mandola.
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    Re: Why is Low humidity a problem?

    Different species of wood expand and contract at different rates as humidity changes. With a spruce top, maple back and sides, ebony or other super dense wood for the fingerboard, all glued together...
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    Arts Across America

    The Kennedy Center's Arts Across America series presents video of performing artists from all areas of the US. This one, with at least some mandolin content, came out this week. Who has taken part in...
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    Re: Reading music

    This is exactly why it is done this way. The fingering for all woodwind instruments is very similar. By transposing parts players can switch from oboe (in C) to English horn (in F) or between Bb, A,...
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    Re: Reading music

    It's true! Flute, oboe, bassoon, recorders, and anything with strings are all C instruments. Make friends with those people.
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    Re: Reading music

    If you live in an area with a music store and a school music program, go buy the ground level violin book. Many school districts use the Essential Elements series. It introduces reading at the...
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