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Mandolin links

24 Jun 00 - 11:31 AM (#246967)
Subject: Mandolin links
From: MandolinPaul

In light of my comment in the Mudcatters are losers thread, I had considered calling this one Guitarists are idiots or Why are guitarists like that?, but decided against it.

I don't think I've seen any threads about this before (unless I've started one in the past, and forgotten - a definite possibility). Here are all of the good instructional mandolin links I've been able to find. Does anyone have any others?

Paul.

Mandolin Cafe

The Mandolin Page

Mandolin chords

The Tao of the Mandolin

Mandolin licks

Bluegrass Mandolin Home Page

Mandolinist.com

comando - faq

Mandolinks

More mandolinks

Simple Gifts: Mandolin tablature


24 Jun 00 - 11:41 AM (#246974)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

Yeeee-haaaah!! I just got a mandolin two weeks ago, and I've been scurrying around trying to find stuff like this. Thank you so much, Paul, for putting these links up. I hope some more folks will do likewise, cause I could use all the help I can get, being a rookie and all.

-- Áine

(P.S. I forgive you your, shall we say, provocatively entitled, thread this morning ... *BG* ... this more than makes up for it!)


26 Jun 00 - 10:34 AM (#246996)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

refresh


26 Jun 00 - 01:19 PM (#247109)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: MandolinPaul

Hey Áine.

Glad to help. If you want some really good information, you should join the Comando mailing list (CLICK). There are a lot of folk on there who really know their stuff. You will receive between 20 and 80 emails a day, but after you get used to the various characters and subject lines, you will quickly be able to separate the grain from the chaff. I unsubscribed a few months ago due to an extremely busy schedule: tax season (you won't tell any of the other folkies that I'm an accountant, will you?), first baby on the way (he was born on June 6; now I'm REALLY busy).

Another thing I can't recommend enough is to take some lessons. I had played the guitar for years, then traded it in for a mandolin three years ago. I just pissed around for two years, then started taking lessons in August/99. My improvement has been phenomenal (although I'm still no roaring hell). I stopped taking lessons in February (see reasons above), but now I have a good solid knowledge-base to build on. If you have the time and money, TAKE LESSONS.

If you would like to correspond on mandolin-related topics, send me a personal message, and I'll give you my email address. Even if we're both mando-idiots, we might surprise ourselves with what we can learn from each other.

Paul.


26 Jun 00 - 01:45 PM (#247126)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

Dear Paul S.,

I do believe I feel a song comin' on ... "I wanna be a mando-idiot, just like my old mother" LOL! Thanks so much for the offer of help, and a PM is on its way to you. I'll check out the Comando list this afternoon. Does this list do a 'digest' format, where they can send you all the messages in one 'bulk' email?

And Congratulations! on the new baby!!! What wonderful news! Give that lil one a big folkie kiss from Auntie Áine, OK?

And I agree that LESSONS would be a great idea. I'm totally self-taught on my guitar (and believe me, I'm no 'great roaring hell' either), so I think I'll find a teacher around here. In the meantime, me and Mel Bay are havin' a lot of fun!

-- Áine


26 Jun 00 - 01:46 PM (#247128)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: L R Mole

Mari O'Lanza. Etzi O'Pinza. Mand O'linbook. The damned Irish get in everywhere. Rav E. O'Lee


27 Jun 00 - 08:49 AM (#247646)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Steve Parkes

I seriously reccommend lessons too. You get a lot more than you can from a book: an expert (more or less!) to show you what you're doing wrong; live examples of styles etc.; encouragement; and, most importantly, the discipline and incentive to make you work even when you don't feel like it.

TablEdit is worth getting too. It's a brill tablature application with automatic chords, animated fingering, and all sorts of things. There's a free demo version, or you can pay for the full works (50 dollars, I think).

Keep on pluckin'!

Steve


27 Jun 00 - 10:44 AM (#247725)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

Paul S. - Well, I've signed up for the Comandolist thing. Kinda takes me back a few years ago when I signed onto the 'Cat for the first time -- it'll take me a while to figure out what everyone's talking about, but I'm sure it'll be worth the trouble! And I checked the bulletin board on Mandolin Cafe too, which looks to be a very good place for information. Thanks beaucoups for the links!

L.R. Mole - LOL!

Steve - I've taken a look at TablEdit a couple of times -- now that I've got a personal recommendation, I just might give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

Thanks again everybody for the great advice and help!

Mando-idiots Unite! -- Áine


27 Jun 00 - 10:51 PM (#248259)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Gypsy

Wow! I really like the mando chord link! Have some chord books, but not with THESE chords. Thanks a bunch.


27 Jun 00 - 10:59 PM (#248269)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

Yeee-haaaah! Another Mando-Idiot -- I do believe we just might start a Mudcat Movement here folks . . . Who wants to arm-rassle the guitar-only fellas??? *BG*

-- Áine


29 Jun 00 - 09:27 PM (#249575)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine

Hey everybody! I started a thread called Fiddle Tunes-Help, but I should have added "Mandolin" to the title. I'm trying to find the names of some old country tunes (not Bluegrass) that I have on a tape my father-in-law gave me so I can learn them on my mandolin. If y'all would read the thread, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks! -- Áine


30 Jun 00 - 11:06 AM (#249789)
Subject: RE: Mandolin links
From: Áine