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Thread #33044   Message #438390
Posted By: Willie-O
11-Apr-01 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: I'll never learn mandolin because....
Subject: RE: I'll Never Learn Mandolin Because.....
I've had this experience for years. And years.

I think of it as "chipmunk syndrome".

Even the low notes on a mandolin are pretty high. But on a really good old Gibson or something, they growl in a quite acceptable manner.

The other thing about practicing mando is it's not the most comfortable for your fingers. It's hard to play quietly--the dynamic range is not there.

But it's fun and, hey, get a guitar in the room and you will be glad of the mando. Made for each other.