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Learning Mandolin - Recommended Guide(s)?

I received a much-desired starter mandolin for Christmas and am looking for help on good guidebooks or other starting points for learning. Any recommendations? Preferences/details inside. [more inside]
posted by staccato signals of constant information on Jan 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Does this desktop fretboard mapping software exist?

I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 15, 2014 - 5 answers

How old is this mandolin?

My friend has inherited a Washburn mandolin originally belonging to her husband's grandfather. She describes it as: It has the old pear-shaped body they no longer make and its serial number is 159996. The 'tortiseshell' plastic scalloped soundboard has cracked into pieces, but the rest of the instrument is sound. The tuning pegs may not be plastic. [more inside]
posted by theplotchickens on Jul 4, 2013 - 7 answers

What songs should I learn on the mandolin?

Looking for suggestions for songs to learn to play on the mandolin... [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 31, 2012 - 18 answers

I would like to insure my musical instruments.

I would like to insure my musical instruments. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 2, 2011 - 12 answers

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations.

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Aug 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Mandolin slicers for dummies!

Please help me find the mandolin slicer to end all mandolin slicers! Bonus points if you can find me one under $100. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 - 23 answers

Others like St. James Infirmary?

My band does a great cover of St. James Infirmary Blues. What else should we do that's in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Swimming in a sea of wood and strings.

Boyfriendbirthdayfilter: Do you know anything about buying mandolins? Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Please suggest some tunes for me to learn to play

What 5-25 songs should I learn that will be most likely to come in handy at bluegrass/old-time music jams? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 18, 2009 - 14 answers

While my banjo mandolin gently weeps

I have just been gifted a beloved and much missed late relative's 8-string banjo mandolin. The relative bought the instrument (used) in the early-mid 1970s and died soon after. Despite googling the universe I cannot find out anything about the instrument or maker. On the head it says "Wayne" in a horizontal scroll and then vertically underneath, "Dixie". I'd love to know more about the instrument. Anyone heard of Wayne Dixie banjo mandolins?
posted by Kerasia on Jul 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Gander Mountain theme song

i want to listen to a radio commercial without the words. [more inside]
posted by stubby phillips on Jun 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Nervous mandolinist looking for the friendliest old-time session in NYC.

Nervous mandolinist looking for the friendliest old-time session in NYC. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 9, 2009 - 9 answers

More mandolin music, please

I really like Paul Kelly's mandolin recording, "Varmland Waltz," on the muji website. Help me learn to play similar music, either from sheetmusic or by ear from recordings, on my mandolin. I've got jig skillz and reel skillz, so I can handle music that's intermediate to challenging, I guess.
posted by billtron on May 9, 2009 - 2 answers

The inside scoop on mandolins.

I'm interested in mandolins. Not the instrument, the cooking utensil. Is it all that it's cracked up to be? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Feb 13, 2009 - 34 answers

Musical intrument learning hacks?

How should I go about learning to play the Octave Mandolin? [more inside]
posted by mjewkes on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

mando demando

I was gifted a mandolin for my birthday this past weekend. I already play guitar and bass. Mandolin, not so much. Tips, techniques and tricks are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 20, 2008 - 8 answers

This thing must open up somehow...

How do I 'open' the tailpiece on my mandolin to restring it? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Dec 12, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me find a good beginner's mandolin?

Help me find a good beginner's mandolin? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Apr 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Guitar to mandolin tabs?

How do I convert guitar tabulature to mandolin tabs? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Apr 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Bluegrass guitar or mandolin teacher in NYC?

I'm looking for a bluegrass mandolin and/or guitar teacher in new york city - specifically someone near Columbia University or on the upper west side (or who would travel there for lessons). Have tried finding one on craig's list and looked at flyers at music stores. Any suggestions on how to find such a teacher, or knowledge of such a person?
posted by davidvan on Apr 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Buying a mandolin or guitar in China

Will be traveling in Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, and Beijing about a week from now. Any recommendations on where to find decent mandolins and guitars at good prices?
posted by ZenMasterThis on May 4, 2005 - 4 answers

Website(s) with mandolin orchestra recordings?

Does anyone know of a site that has sound recordings (either for sale or download) of early American mandolin orchestras (early 20th century)? I've been looking at the Smithsonian and Library of Congress but haven't found much. I'm assuming that given the time period they would mostly have been recorded on wax cylinders.
posted by tommasz on Sep 8, 2004 - 2 answers

Buying a Mandolin

My cheap old mandolin, bought out of the back of a friend's truck for $20, just went kaput. Can anyone suggest a) a good mandolin that will cost me under $500, and/or b) a reputable online place to buy mandolins?
posted by UKnowForKids on Jan 30, 2004 - 8 answers

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