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Posted By: pattyClink
11-Apr-01 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: I'll never learn mandolin because....
Subject: RE: I'll Never Learn Mandolin Because.....
RichM makes a good point, you could trade it for a bigger deeper instrument like an octave mandolin. The beauty of the mandolin/violin families is there are several instruments that use those 4 strings, so you could transfer your fingering knowledge easily.

I like listening to fiddle players but the high tone of it would drive me starkers if I ever made it my instrument. I like playing mandolin but the high pressure needed on the strings is rough on fingers. Some day hope to have time to experiment with bass-er critters like bouzoukis and cellos....