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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    It was a big hit in my Italian-American family, and I played that tune at over 10 years worth of Italian Cabaret gigs with a group of singers that performed under the name "That's Amore".
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Thanks for seconding that opinion!

    And I've played my share of stuff like "Mala Femina", "Al Di La", and even "That's Amore"!

    Nice hearing from you.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    No slackers in that group!

    Is it just me or do I hear some echoes of Dixieland banjo in that tune?
  4. Re: Clean fretting where there's more finger than board?

    That may be true, both in terms of one's ear getting used to those very high pitches, and for the instrument itself to "open up" its sound in the highest range.

    It depends on your concept of what...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    So as one that is NOT primarily a BG player, songs that I am expected to play are:

    the most common wedding tarantella and all the other Italian restaurant gig chestnuts like Santa Lucia, Vieni Sul...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Very slight - the Dunlop picks are just a tiny bit better finished, but I can use either brand happily.

    I use this pick on most guitars (not for gypsy jazz, I use a thicker pointed pick for that...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    I've used both Clayton Ultem and Dunlop Ultex as a go-to pick for some time now. I prefer the standard size "sharp" shaped picks:
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  8. Re: Best exercise source for fast accurate picking?

    A great deal of classical mandolin technique can be applied to BG and other styles of music.

    a good example, the book by August Watters:
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  9. Thread: Tremolo Tips

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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    There are classical mandolin pieces where long notes (often tied for measures )are played with tremolo; additionally one may need to change dynamics during these long tremolo tones.

    Thus there is...
  10. Re: Tip for using fingers on the high E string from 7th to 0

    I would too.
  11. Thread: Tremolo Tips

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    Re: Tremolo Tips

    Both - you need to develop the muscles, but that comes from practicing your technique. Dean Gray is right about using classical methods Like Bickford, Munier, etc.



    It's a lifetime skill but it...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Because the fast tunes are exciting that way, as in any musical style.
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    Re: Negative harmony.

    It was one of our basic theory systems in college music class.
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    Re: Negative harmony.

    This book?

    https://archive.org/details/HindemithPaulTheCraftOfMusicalComposition

    If so it's a great book and well worth study.
  15. Re: You don't see that everyday (double neck on Reverb).

    And Paul could set them up very well! Mostly the better made ones. - with aged tropical woods, which are available in Vietnam - will need new tuners, a bit of fret dressing, and such.
  16. Re: You don't see that everyday (double neck on Reverb).

    I've played one that a friend owns - it's a typical Vietnamese Antonio Tsai instrument. Not my favorite instrument - and I have played other Vietnamese single necks that I do like - and I own a nice...
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    and was premiered with guitar accompaniment
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    I'll add:

    So are GDAE tuned tenor banjos!

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    ignore the 5 string...I can't get it to delete
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    Re: Octave in tune but lower frets are not?

    It's better to cut the nut slots. If you cut too deep, use baking soda and super glue to fill the slot and cut again.

    Believe it or not, the super glue and baking soda is a trick I learned from...
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    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    I respect you opinion, even if we come from varying POV's.

    Many great players do as you do.

    Of course there are many types of mandolins without a removable pickguard.

    I've played F hole...
  21. Re: Slonimksy's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

    I tend to think of it as a workbook.
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    Re: Matsikas MD303A

    One business I worked for used to be a Matsikas importer. I've played several different examples of that model Sakis mandolin, it's a step up from the one I own, and it comes pretty well set up from...
  23. Re: Using tremolo with classical music on an octave mandolin

    When I play a larger mandolin family instrument I use tremolo in the same way as I do on mandolin, but that's just my style.

    It also depends on the musical style of the piece in question, too.
  24. Re: Slonimksy's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

    https://archive.org/details/nicolasslonimskythesaurusofscalesandmelodicpatterns

    link to book

    Yes it's a useful book, even for mandolin.

    But it's not "easy", the scale patterns are complex,...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    Well, hearing the music in your head is another part of ear training, in this case score reading. I had classes in this in my undergrad years at college. It is a "talent", but mostly a learned...
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