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Squeeeee! My mandolin has FINALLY SHIPPED! Sheesh, it's about time!… - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Squeeeee! My mandolin has FINALLY SHIPPED! Sheesh, it's about time!

In the meantime I ordered a poster, some picks and a strap on* ebay. And magically got them all today.

Check out this pictorial representation of the analysis of Bach's Two-Part Invention No. 13 (BWV 784).

I'm so learning this (the whole thing, not just the snippet above). It's not in my book, but I don't really care. I've always loved this piece, and have been particularly entranced by Bela Fleck's rendition of it (on the banjo with accompaniment on the marimba, no less).

The treble clef seems to translate to the mando easily enough... up to a point. The lowest note on my mandolin (the way it's currently strung, at least) is G below middle C. This piece has one-- count 'em, one-- note lower than that. I'll find some way around it ;)

I'm also studying the mandolin stuff at this site. Such an excellent resource!

And for some reason, I'm thinking about pageeater's and i's evolution painting today. The one where she asked i for a representation of 13 of her livejournal friends? Yeah. :)

How the time does fly.

* No, not a strap-on ebay. I'm not even sure what a strap-on ebay might be, but it can't be pretty.

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I'm feeling all kinds of: contemplative Note to self: Make mando icon when mando arrives.
What I hear: Bela Fleck - Two-Part Invention No. 13 (BWV 784)

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i From: i Date: March 20th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
thank you for the reminder :) that project is without a doubt the pinnacle of my live journal experience. quite possibly the pinnacle of my life as a painter as well. rune gave me a huge gift.
papoose From: papoose Date: March 21st, 2006 12:19 am (UTC) (permalink)

I am honored to have been a part of it.
i From: i Date: March 21st, 2006 12:23 am (UTC) (permalink)
:) meeting the whole group of you was wonderful, even if some of us have drifted apart.
jeep_guy From: jeep_guy Date: March 20th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC) (permalink)
"and a strap on"

hey you said it not me.
mactavish From: mactavish Date: March 21st, 2006 12:28 am (UTC) (permalink)
Bela Fleck's classical music had made me shiver with wonder and delight, before.
kodakrome From: kodakrome Date: March 21st, 2006 01:35 am (UTC) (permalink)
isn't playing a mandolin like playing a guitar but the chords are upside down? or am i wrong?

that's cool that you have one.
lipid From: lipid Date: March 21st, 2006 01:37 am (UTC) (permalink)


I'm relearning that piece at the moment too!

After not touching the piano for a while, I've decided to spend time when I can getting the skill back. I find that these pieces help me with my finger independence greatly. (Inventions No. 13, No. 8, and another one...)
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