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Post  lololiet on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:33 pm

Today is Queen´s day in The Netherlands and traditionally Queen´s day is celebrated by having big yard sales everywhere. During this I´ve bought an old mandolin(10 euros, including a banjo case that apparently used to belong to te singer of the Tannahill Weavers, of whom I had never heard before today, but it sounded impressive). But now I can´t seem to get the damned thing in tune. I have a keyboard here and I´m trying to tune it to that but I can´t seem to get it to sound right. A contributing factor could be that the strings are at least a decade old, I´ll be replacing those as soon as I can. Does anybody know how I can get that thing in tune and does anyone know where to start learning how to play it, maybe with a website like Dman´s?
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Post  Drakon7 on Tue May 01, 2012 12:13 am

lololiet wrote:Today is Queen´s day in The Netherlands and traditionally Queen´s day is celebrated by having big yard sales everywhere. During this I´ve bought an old mandolin(10 euros, including a banjo case that apparently used to belong to te singer of the Tannahill Weavers, of whom I had never heard before today, but it sounded impressive). But now I can´t seem to get the damned thing in tune. I have a keyboard here and I´m trying to tune it to that but I can´t seem to get it to sound right. A contributing factor could be that the strings are at least a decade old, I´ll be replacing those as soon as I can. Does anybody know how I can get that thing in tune and does anyone know where to start learning how to play it, maybe with a website like Dman´s?

Mandolin is easy! No need for sites, really, since you have the basics down from playing bass. Mandolin is like a guitar with strings, old strings are useless. Get new strings asap, luckily, mandolin strings are cheap as (especially compared to bass strings!)

I play mandolin, too! Smile its fun playing around with different tunings, dont restrict yourself!

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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Tue May 01, 2012 8:54 am

Pssssh, Mandolin. Ukulele is where it's at.

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Re: Mandolin

Post  Stryfer on Tue May 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Kazoo? tongue

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Post  lololiet on Tue May 01, 2012 1:41 pm

Drakon7 wrote:
lololiet wrote:Today is Queen´s day in The Netherlands and traditionally Queen´s day is celebrated by having big yard sales everywhere. During this I´ve bought an old mandolin(10 euros, including a banjo case that apparently used to belong to te singer of the Tannahill Weavers, of whom I had never heard before today, but it sounded impressive). But now I can´t seem to get the damned thing in tune. I have a keyboard here and I´m trying to tune it to that but I can´t seem to get it to sound right. A contributing factor could be that the strings are at least a decade old, I´ll be replacing those as soon as I can. Does anybody know how I can get that thing in tune and does anyone know where to start learning how to play it, maybe with a website like Dman´s?

Mandolin is easy! No need for sites, really, since you have the basics down from playing bass. Mandolin is like a guitar with strings, old strings are useless. Get new strings asap, luckily, mandolin strings are cheap as (especially compared to bass strings!)

I play mandolin, too! Smile its fun playing around with different tunings, dont restrict yourself!
Thanks, I've already ordered some new strings online because right now it goes(even more) out of tune every three bloody chords. But I am going to try looking up the basic chords and a couple of simpler songs, even though we have a guitar around I'm not really used to chord based instruments.

And Kazoos aren't instruments.
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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Tue May 01, 2012 3:51 pm

lololiet wrote:
And Kazoos aren't instruments.
Right. Kazoos are glorious, godly music-producing entities.

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Re: Mandolin

Post  Pippynip on Wed May 02, 2012 11:14 pm

The apocalypse will be heralded by a swarm of almighty Kazoo.

Yeah that's right, I plural'd with a singular. Whatachagonnado? Very Happy

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