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So due to work recently, I've not been able to use my bow arm without a bit of discomfort. To continue to play music, I've switched to mandolin (I know all the positions and notes, so why not, right?). I'm wondering if it would be acceptable to share my videos in the critique section? I want to share my music, but it's not technically violin. Any thoughts welcome, thanks.

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Absolutely,,, please share, there are several members here who have mandolin's, I being one of them.

 

jimi-hendrixcrotchet-1218  semiquaver-1214 banjo-1207

 

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@RosinGecko - would love to hear your mandolin as I'm tinkering with it as well. Please share. semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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I put my mando pickin in the Break Room but i can't see anyone complaining where ever ya put it since mando and fiddle tune the same anyway ...would love to hear ya play ...violin-1267Have fun    Be happy

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I have a mandolin myself but I think Pierre should be the one that you ask. Just the right thing to do I think.

Myself, I reckon that now and then is OK. But not as the only instrument you post.

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I don't own the site, but for my part ...

We've had members who for various reason have had to or have decided to give up violin.  I don't see any sense in shooing anyone off because of that.  We still are or ought to be friends in music and friends in cyber-life.  For one thing, it brings possibilities for cyber collaborations---mando/violin duets, for example.  For another, don't forget that Fiddlershop.com sells mandolins and accessories.

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There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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RosinedUp said
I don't own the site, but for my part ...

We've had members who for various reason have had to or have decided to give up violin.  I don't see any sense in shooing anyone off because of that.  We still are or ought to be friends in music and friends in cyber-life.  For one thing, it brings possibilities for cyber collaborations---mando/violin duets, for example.  For another, don't forget that Fiddlershop.com sells mandolins and accessories.

I don't really think that FM is selling mandolins is relevant. Pierre also sells ukes. But I don't mind 'some' leeway. As I said, I play the mando (kind of) but I have never posted here. (Lucky you) rofl

Have also got a uke :)

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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@RosinGecko  Hi hi.. I am so bummed about your bow arm. I am glad you have the Mando to play and share music.

I can't see harm in posting and sharing in the breakroom.  But I am not the boss around here.  There are a bunch of Mando players that hang out here..seems like it would be good to share and enjoy. 

Feel free to hit me up with a link in a PM or chat.  I'd love to see what you are playing. 

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I believe that is a good point Barry. This is Fiddlerman.com.  

I didn't know if this was talked about before.  I do respect whatever Pierre wishes for the site. 

Cheers

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Yikes! - I think I spoke to soon - lumpy-2134- I do love the mandolin but have to agree with the posts here that this is a "FIDDLERman" site. @Barry - thanks for the link to the mandohangout site. @RosinGecko - maybe I'll see you on the mando site sometime in the future.semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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I suppose it is FIDDLERman. I'll leave this up to Pierre then. Just kinda figured since I have people here I have connected with, and a mandolin being basically the same instrument minus a bow, it would be ok; considering I can't continue to contribute videos due to injury.

If not, I'll take it elsewhere. Thanks.

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Great to see you RG.. I hope to see some of your mando playing, if not here, like I said.. hit me up with links and stuff.. (pm's or chat) :)

I hope your shoulder heals up soon. 

Toni

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I have usually shared any non-violin/fiddle recordings in the breakroom.  But I am not usually looking for critique, anyway.

With some of the fiddlerman projects, other instruments have been welcome, but sometimes Pierre wants to keep it strictly to violins.  As far as I recall, that is usually mentioned early on in any of the group projects.  Very understandable, since they are a lot of work for him and he has a particular vision in mind for each project.

When in doubt, yeah, best to ask Pierre himself.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Yikes! - I think I spoke to soon - lumpy-2134

 @VickieD I don't think you spoke too soon.  If people can't express an opinion like that, the site isn't much good, IMO.

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Personally, I like seeing samples of the folks here playing on the instruments they play other than the violin/fiddle.  While it may not be strictly "violin oriented", it is part of knowing and appreciating others as fellow musicians and friends.  It is certainly "music oriented", at the very least.

I mean, birthdays aren't particularly "violin oriented" either, so should we stop all wishing of happy birthdays as well?

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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DanielB said

I mean, birthdays aren't particularly "violin oriented" either, so should we stop all wishing of happy birthdays as well?

Wait til Monday.  roflroflroflroflbirthday-cake cheerleader

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Fiddle Forum Blues

I just wanna be a better violin player.

I just wanna improve.

I love to read those constructive posts

And see what the fiddle bud's are doin'

I don't need no arguments, nastiness and "boos"s,

I got those "Why can't they all just get along", fiddle forum blues.

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RosinGecko said
So due to work recently, I've not been able to use my bow arm without a bit of discomfort. To continue to play music, I've switched to mandolin (I know all the positions and notes, so why not, right?). I'm wondering if it would be acceptable to share my videos in the critique section? I want to share my music, but it's not technically violin. Any thoughts welcome, thanks.

I think it's a great idea. I devoted a forum group for Mandolin. Thanks for the idea.

As for all the arguments and putdowns, I'll deleted them and will let this be a warning. No one wants to see rude, disrespectful comments towards any of the members here. If you don't have something nice to say to someone, please don't say anything. If you disagree with someone, just state your opinion without putting down another persons opinion. Please respect this wish. I hate to ban members but will not hesitate to do it if it's done it too many times and my warnings are ignored. Anyone can make a mistake but please be strong enough to admit your mistakes and apologize or you'll have to find another place to fight.

I also deleted references to the arguments as they make less sense when the arguments are missing, so please don't be offended if I removed your comment which could very well have been a helpful comment.... :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said

No one wants to see rude, disrespectful comments towards any of the members here. If you don't have something nice to say to someone, please don't say anything. If you disagree with someone, just state your opinion without putting down another persons opinion.

Oh, this is great, FM.

Thank you.

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