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Mandolin Cafe

Greg's Mandolin
I've found a new favorite website: Mandolin Cafe. It's got all sorts of mandolin-related information there, including some lessons that I think I'm going to try to work through.

My super-cool brother, ccohoon, gave me a mandolin for my birthday/Christmas present last year. I'm really excited about learning how to play it. Mrs. Mellow got me a cool book called Bluegrass Mandolin from the same series of the Bluegrass Guitar book we picked up a few months ago. A few weeks ago, I contacted a local mandolin teacher about taking lessons. He's all full right now, but thinks he might have something open up soon. If he does, I'm going to jump on it. A year or so of lessons from someone better than me will go a long, long way towards making me proficient.

My mandolin needs a name. So I turn to you, my trusty readers, with a poll to help me solve my dilemma. This entry includes a photograph of my mandolin. It's a pretty, pear shaped Washburn with a beautiful pattern.

As always, use the comments to back up your suggestion.

Poll #243937 Name Greg's Mandolin

What should I name my mandolin?

Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
yarbiedoll
Feb. 4th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
There's always Mandy Lynn, but I vote for Loretta, instead. She was also a 'Lynn'. They're probably related.
sonria
Feb. 5th, 2004 03:59 am (UTC)
Mine is a serious play on words, suggested by your description of "pear shaped." I added "grass" in homage to bluegrass music, but the name is a very close rhyme to a town called Bear Grass in Martin County, which is exactly the kind of "backroad" place Kickin' Grass sings about.
naqerj
Feb. 5th, 2004 04:35 am (UTC)
The spiffiest website around for looking into musical instruments from all over the world (including the largest selection of bagpipes I've ever seen -- after all, most regions worldwide have a bagpipe tradition) is Lark in the Morning.
drmellow
Feb. 5th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
You, sir, have become my musical instrument crack dealer.
naqerj
Feb. 5th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
Re:
Glad to oblige. :)

I want a set of these, but they're a touch cost-prohibitive. I may end up making something similar instead.
ccohoon
Feb. 5th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
One more hit...
My productivity just fell about 95%. If they're lucky I'll respond to emails. Thanks for pointing this out.
yarbiedoll
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: One more hit...
Great minds think alike, I see. 'Mandy' was my first thought, too. Greg just gave me a kinda funny look. I have a feeling he won't go for it. ;)
sidelobe
Feb. 5th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC)
I'm going to abstain on this one, because everything I can come up with is also a pun on my own first name. I got tired of those by 3rd grade!
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estherchaya
Feb. 5th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
ooh, ooh, I like Penelope, even though it wasn't my suggestion.
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