I'm new to LJ and this is the first community I've joined - If anyone here gets out to San Francisco anytime soon, drop me a line.
Maybe we can jam a little. I play mostly Irish, oldtime, a little swing.
I am a beginner mandolin player, and I also play the fiddle. I find picking to be very easy, and chords as well. I just have a hard time remembering the chords. Is there any good website that anyone knows of where they show you all the chords. Sort of a guideline that I can print out to use while I am practicing at home. Thanks!
What's the neatest and/or 'least predictable' form of music/group/genre/etc you've incorporated mandolin in or heard it incorporated in?
(And yes, I realized that was quite possibly the most poorly formed sentence ever written, but I'm having trouble with words and think you all know what I mean anyhow. :P)
Looking into picking up my first mandolin---was looking at the Johnson MF 100E---can anyone tell me anything about it? How is it? I'm also looking at the Johnson MA 115E (although I like the F Style better).
Anyone know anything about either of these? Where I'm looking, the A style is about $80-90 cheaper than the F style...does one sound better? Are either worth playing?
Any tips for mandolin travel on airplane? Is it a small enough instrument to pass as a carry-on? What is the best way to ensure that nothing happens to it (especially if I have to check it)? Etc. Thank you. :)
Just started playing mandolin, and I find it to be much easier on small hands than a guitar! I've played violin for almost 15 years, and I am finding it pretty simple to just pick out tunes on the mandolin that I have played on the violin. So far, Irish tunes are the easiest (and best sounding).
I'm having a little trouble stretching my hands for chords, but I'm not too worried, because I hope it will become easier in time. :)
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, as well as any suggestions on books!
Thanks a bunch!
I saw this community and just had to join! I am music major in wisconsin. my primary instrument is voice, but not too long ago I decided to pick up the mandolin. I am now hooked. glad there's a community for someone like me!
Here's a good meme for a first post:
Why does everyone play mandolin?