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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    Check out the album "Mandolino e Violino in Italia" by Anna Torge (mandolin) and Mayumi Hirasaki (violin). This has the Arrigoni piece (along with another by him), the Hasse concerto for mandolin and...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Interestingly, the first tune these guys play is one I know as O'Neill's Cavalry March, which is the very first track on O'Riada Sa Gaiety, by Sean O'Riada, and I think the next tune is also what...
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    I came across the Chieftains in the mid-70's, shortly before the movie, Barry Lyndon, launched them to international fame. I saw them in a packed concert at Ottawa's National Arts Centre soon after...
  4. Peter Ostroushko and Danny Gotham. 10/18/2007

    if you have the time, this is worth just playing in the background if you are doing house work or something,



    What a perfect moment captured in time
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Thanks Niles,
    I wasn't aware of that book but will check it out. I live less than a mile from the traditional boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire (the river Mersey in South Manchester), so feel...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    The tunebook for these "Double Hornpipes" is John of the Greeny Cheshire Way, compiled by John Offord. A number of these tunes have been recorded by John Kirkpatrick. Probably the most familiar of...
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    Re: English fiddling essay (no mando)

    Thanks Ranald,
    I've heard it said that to be healthy, any tradition needs both conservative traditionalists and progressives. Without either of these components, the tradition is in danger of...
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    English fiddling essay (no mando)

    I'm posting this for anyone interested in English traditional music, which is commonly played but little talked about when compared to so-called "Celtic" music. I play some English tunes from my time...
  9. Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    The thing I found is that anything over about seventeen inches then it gets harder to play mando style fingering. I play 20.5 inches in mando style but it does take a lot of practice and I’m more...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Maybe he will interview Swallow next.
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    I don't think anyone needs a teacher these days - anything a teacher could teach you, you can find online (often free).

    I think every mandolin player needs a coach. Someone to lead them in the...
  12. Thread: Books

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    Re: Books

    From where you’re at, i was taking you down the wrong road. Sorry to confuse you.
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Instead of concentrating on theoretical explanations worthy of Beldar Conehead and the Institute of Prearranged Sonics of Remulak, you'd really be a lot better off just putting the stuff into your...
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    I hear that the "Music Theory for Dummies" book is real good. Not just as a way to "plug in the gaps" but also as a quick and dirty reference when stuff you don't use every day threatens to fall of...
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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: Key of the song based on the melody

    First, I really enjoy how far afield this thread had gone. It is fascinating to read people who know way more than I do discuss how they they think about keys and harmony and tonal centers.
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Minor is a mode. I think that is probably useful to most musicians to understand that.

    There is a lot to learn with modes. Not all of it will be useful to all people.

    The question which...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    195433

    Some have noted that many fiddle tunes from the british isles are entirely modal, and were likely first played on simple flutes or pipes which are diatonic instruments. That music actually...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Far be it from me to contradict the great Don S and that certainly is a way to look at it. However, I think the confusion is in our notation system. Essentially, if a tune is notated with two sharps...
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    Re: Ear training apps

    I've used a number of ear training apps, some free, some purchased. Some of them have you click or tap on your device to respond. I've found this not too helpful, because you never do this while...
  21. Thread: YoYo Ma

    by lowtone2
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    Re: YoYo Ma

    This is so burned into my tiny brain that I can't think of Yo Yo Ma without Mark O'Conner and Edgar Meyer coming to mind.


    https://youtu.be/DreJerSU9vo
  22. Rest in peace - Choro das Tres loses member

    You will be seeing this sad news on social media... Eduardo, the father of the family group Choro das Tres, and tambourine player, has passed from complications of COVID. For those less familiar with...
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    another approach:

    jot down a G scale and an A scale, either right next to each other or right on top of each other:

    A B C# D E F# G# A
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    Yes, as usual, some relevant information is missing. Is it a song or an instrumental? If it's commonly done in A, what's the reason for moving it down a full step?

    On the other hand, if someone...
  25. Thread: Mandola Clef

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    Re: Mandola Clef

    Given the choice, in a classical ensemble I would rather alto clef. I like the constant reminder that I am not playing a mandolin, not playing a mandolin part in the music.

    Playing alone, or...
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