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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    The genre of music you play can be a factor. If you play Bluegrass, Jazz, or Classical music you'll want complete familiarity with playing up the neck.

    If you play Irish and Scottish "fiddle...
  2. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    I'll second Jacob's post above. I used Tab notation exclusively when I played guitar, because especially with fingerstyle playing there is more than one place to play the same note, and it helps...
  3. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Do you place your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck on both mandolin and guitar? That's what I do on guitar, but I shift to a more fiddle-like hold with the thumb on the side with mandolin....
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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    There is a cultural consideration here, where it's neither right nor wrong, but a question of how tune rhythms are adopted and standardized differently depending on genre of music.

    Check out the...
  5. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    I think of it the same way in general terms, however the cool thing about a mandolin in the music I mostly play -- Irish and Scottish "fiddle" tunes -- is that it's one of the few instruments in that...
  6. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    What helped me starting on mandolin after 30+ years as a guitar player was just abandoning most things I knew, and thinking of it like a fretted fiddle.

    Different left hand position. Not freaking...
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I found the same problem when I briefly tried octave strings my OM when playing melody. The original melody line was fractured too much by jumping back and forth.

    Also, I think you lose some of...
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    Re: Help with EQ/Frequency Issue

    The lowest note on a mandolin is the open G at 196 Hz. Some of the thumping may be below that, so you could try a highpass EQ a little below that frequency instead of trying to target specific...
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    You could do that, but if I understand what you're suggesting, you would need the backing track playing on speakers somewhere and you're playing live along with it, all recorded together into the...
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    I don't know how the Windows 10 Photo app works, but a standard video editor like Adobe Premier Elements will show the camera-recorded audio as a waveform below the video rendering area. You can then...
  11. Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    For most of us, whether or not to use a closed system like FFCP will depend on the genre of music you're playing, and whether you're playing melodies or backup for other instruments or singing.

    I...
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    If you plan to do enough video to justify a paid editor, I can recommend Adobe Premier Elements 2021. I think it's around $60-$80 depending on where you buy it. Unlike the main Adobe programs it's a...
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    The original design had the cord molded into the mic body. The current design has a detachable cord, so you could carry a spare if you were worried about it. I think the reason the cords are so thin...
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    I've used the DPA 4099 system clip-on mics for years and it's worked very well. I have several for use on my mandolin, my OM, a guitar partner's acoustic guitar and another partner's fiddle. Great...
  15. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    That's my philosophy also, but then I'm a strictly instrumental player on OM and not accompanying vocals where capos are sometimes needed for a singer's preferred key.

    Some of the OM's growl and...
  16. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Back when I had a performing duo playing mandolin backed by a very good guitar player, we tried to incorporate my OM for a few tunes just for variety. It didn't work; there was just too much overlap....
  17. Thread: O.M.'s

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    Re: O.M.'s

    The only penance you must do now is learn the proper term for the unique sound of an OM as used here on the Cafe, and that's "chorrnng."

    Actually I'm not sure I spelled that right, is it one or...
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    Re: reverse music identification

    There is an online web site and phone app called TunePal designed to identify "traditional Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Breton, American marching band and Canadian tunes."

    It won't work with full...
  19. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    I guess there are three types of fretted string instrument players. Those who can hear what happens to intonation over time if they don't change strings frequently enough, those who can't hear it at...
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    Don't assume oval holes have more sustain than F-holes. There's a LOT more to instrument design and build quality that contribute to sustain than just the sound hole design. My Weber Yellowstone F...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Maybe this well help those like me who sometimes need visual aids to understand this stuff. It's a graphic I found somewhere on the web that includes modes in a Circle of 5ths chart. It helped me...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    If you're interested in going the electronic route for quiet practice, you might want to check out the WARBL Midi instrument: https://warbl.xyz/

    Check out the demo video at that site. It's...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    FWIW, the pipers I've played with in mixed Scottish/Cape Breton/Irish sessions use "indoor" pipes -- either Smallpipes, Border pipes, or Reelpipes in the key of D like a flute or whistle. If you ever...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin | Technique Nightmare

    To add to the good advice above, here's a few more thoughts from someone who has played a 22" scale OM for a while. My hands are on the large side, but I'm getting up in years (68) so I don't have...
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    What I'd consider favorite reels is always in flux, as I get excited by new ones I'm learning and then let some old favorites fall off the back end of memory. Anyway, here are some favorites I've...
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