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    Re: The Mandolin in America

    Quite possibly. DW Cooper was in fact a highly talented mandolinist who, like his more famous older brother DB Cooper, also engaged in various unorthodox aerial activities that generated unlimited...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It seems to be an African bow harp. For posterity, first the eBay instrument:


    A similar instrument is shown at a different website - sold for $86:


    Another below, from the...
  3. Re: Backing Irish music with guitar after playing mandolin melody

    Good info, Paul! :)

    There's also an older multi-page cautionary MandolinCafe discussion about guitars in Irish music. (Not sure I should link to that thread, as it might at first seem...
  4. Re: Making the A and E strings less "pingy" and general newbie re

    EDIT: Oops! I just noticed that Pheffernan already mentioned hand position. (I was reading too fast and didn't see it at first.) :redface:

    My earlier post:

    All good advice above....
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Last night they were on Jimmy Kimmel (different show than above) on another mainstream broadcast TV network (ABC). The mandolin content is mostly the usual bluegrass mando-snare-drum rhythm thing,...
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    Re: New Pava = 2 New Songs 2 Me

    Nice! :mandosmiley:
  7. Thread: Guitar Center

    by JL277z

    Re: Guitar Center

    MandolinCafe info from 2017.
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    Re: Transcribe or Amazing Slowdowner?

    :mandosmiley: I would only add that for the pitch change part of the procedure, one can use Audacity instead of Amazing Slow Downer or Transcribe.

    I've used Audacity a few times on old field...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    Not just internet.

    There was a 1960s regular printed/published book which was infamously badly written. Dozens of transcriptions of hideously error-riddled tunes, even though the author's...
  10. Re: What's the difference between Tenor and guitar tuned in fifth

    Short answer:

    Yes. And still playing 6-string 5ths-tuned. :grin:

    Long answers: :whistling:

    1. (a) In the 1970s I played an old steel-bodied National tenor guitar tuned in fifths, GDAE,...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Sesame Street, S49 E27 "Little Bo Peep Lost Her Cow", :)) has a mandolin-shaped prop/model of some sort being 'played' by one of the puppets. Screenshots below. Click pics to make bigger:

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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    One of these years I'm going to build (out of whatever scrap and/or cheap materials I can find) a quickie 8-string electric mandolin-tuned object, :grin: and it will have 8 frets. :disbelief:...
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    Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    MuseScore here too, :mandosmiley: the slightly older version 2.1 though. I don't know where y'all get the money for stuff like Sibelius or Finale, that sort of thing is not within reach for me as an...
  14. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Video still doesn't work. How is anyone else seeing it?

    Not a browser issue, as it happens on both computer (local Ethernet) *and* phone (testing using phone-carrier "data" from many miles away,...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    Some of the music styles, probably yeah. But mandolin was not my dad's main/best instrument by far, and his mandolin playing could probably have benefited from more dynamics or expression or...
  16. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Nice! :mandosmiley:
  17. Re: Brac In the mandolin Family. Balkan Instrument

    Unfortunately, that link is for Facebook people only. :( It won't work for the rest of us, as it requires Facebook log-in to view the page. I have no intention of ever becoming one of the Facebook...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    My understanding [1] is that Google Analytics gender data is dependent on user-supplied info which may or may not be accurate, depending on whether the user chooses to supply their real name, real...
  19. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    Perfectly safe if you use the Shmergel Coin currency payment system, now with patented Fraud Punishment System (TM) which automatically detects frauds and then takes the money out of the scammer's...
  20. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    :grin: Speaking of green edible pick-shaped things... the animated series "Sherwood" (S1E2) has a whole tray full of freshly-baked jumbo pick-cookies which seem to feature some sort of anti-slip...
  21. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    As near as I can figure out from skimming through a bunch of stuff today, it looks like bombarde and oboe are all related to a family of instruments called "shawm", and - if I'm reading this stuff...
  22. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    :)) Lol I had to look that up. Yeah, a bit shrill, reminds me of other types of similar-sounding instruments from other countries.

    Here's a guy on YouTube describing one (I like his voice) :) and...
  23. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. :)

    Especially for trombone-playing 4-legged felines. ;) :)) (It was the least-boring clipart I could find.) But yeah...

    You're welcome. :)
  24. Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    Never thought I'd see the day when usually-calm mandolin players take to protesting and rioting in the streets, but here we are. Video:

    (or direct...
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    Re: Tied notes in TablEdit - How?

    Yeah, those typed of curved lines are called slurs, not ties. They look the same though.

    So the OP's question, then, would be: How to write slurs in TablEdit? I don't know, I seldom use TablEdit...
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