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Mandolin Strings Review


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  • A mandolin (mandolino) is a musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed). It descends from the mandore, a soprano member of the lute family.
  • A musical instrument resembling a lute, having paired metal strings plucked with a plectrum. It is played with a characteristic tremolo on long sustained notes
  • a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
  • A mandoline (, ) is a cooking utensil used for slicing and for cutting juliennes; with proper attachments, it can make crinkle-cuts. It consists of two parallel working surfaces, one of which can be adjusted in height.
    strings
  • (string) thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
  • Be arranged in a long line
  • Thread (a series of small objects) on a string
  • Hang (something) so that it stretches in a long line
  • string section: the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
  • (string) a lightweight cord
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  • A formal assessment or examination of something with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary
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  • look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation"
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May 5, 2009: Roger Chapman @ Jazz Cafe
May 5, 2009: Roger Chapman @ Jazz Cafe
Highly respected and arguably Britain’s finest rock vocalist, Chappo first came to prominence during the late ‘60’s in the Leicester based band THE FARINAS. After moving down to London he teamed up with U.S. producer Kim Fowley, the band changed their name to FAMILY. Over the next seven years Family achieved success and critical acclaim, both for their innovative albums that highlighted the Chapman/Whitney song writing partnership, and their searing stage shows, dominated by the distinctive voice and presence of their charismatic frontman. Family enjoyed four hit singles, “In My Own Time”, “Strange Band”, “No Mules Fool” and “Burlesque” whilst the albums “Music In A Dolls House”, “Entertainment” “A Song For Me”, “Fearless” and “Bandstand” all charted. By 1973 family had reached the end of the road, however Chapman and Whitney remained together to form STREETWALKERS. A popular attraction on the college circuit, especially in Germany, the group released four albums scoring a fair degree of success particularly with “Red Card” a top 20 album throughout Europe and the U.K. 1979 heralded the release of Roger’s first solo offering “Chappo”, superb album that captured the change of direction in all it’s glory. Quickly followed by the explosive “Live In Hamburg”, his popularity in Western and Eastern Europe reached an even higher level, culminating in a live appearance on the legendary “ROCKPALAST” TV show with his now full time band THE SHORTLIST. Further commercial success followed in the following year with the single “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, the album of the year “Hyena’s Only Laugh For Fun” and the European best selling Mike Oldfield song “Shadow On The Wall”. Chappo’s raw uncompromising style had reached a ready market and the mid-80’s found him releasing an album a year, notably the widely acclaimed “Walking The Cat”, whilst continuing to tour extensively throughout Europe and the U.K. Into the ‘90’s the continuing creativity yielded “Hybrid & Lowdown” and “Kiss My Soul”, both albums also finding welcome favour in the U.K. The 1998 release of “A Turn Unstoned” yet again displayed Chappo’s song writing skill and astonishing vocals, this time also opening up a whole new generation to his unique talents. In 2001 a new live album “Rollin’ And Tumblin” was released followed by an extensive touring programme into 2002 and beyond. Recorded with his band The Shortlist the album represents a slight shift in musical emphasis, still ballsy but featuring 12 string acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, still capturing all the musical passion of a true rock and roll legend. In February 2003 a 4 x CD Box set entitled “ROGER CHAPMAN, FAMILY & FRIENDS” was released on Mystic Records (MYS CD 161) charting the life and career of one of Britain’s finest and most popular singers. This is to be followed by the release of the whole of Roger’s back catalogue containing enhanced artwork and bonus tracks. In November 2005 Mystic records released a further 4 x CD box set, a limited edition Family set entitled “OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS”featuring the first ever release of the album “Old Songs, New Songs” on CD. The Summer of 2006 saw Roger appear at a number of U.K. and German Festivals. In April Roger released his brand new studio CD “ONE MORE TIME FOR PEACE” a superb album that will further enhance his reputation as a singer and songwriter. The Cd has received rave reviews from all around the World. The release of “ONE MORE TIME FOR PEACE”was followed by a tour of mainland Europe and then in June Roger returns to the U.K. for a run of dates that include a prestigious gig at London’s Jazz Cafe Roger’s all-star band will feature Steve Simpson on guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle, Geoff Whitehorn on guitar; former Kink, Ian Gibbons on keys, Gary Twigg on bass, Helen Hardy on backing vocals and last but not least, John Lingwood on drums. “ONE MORE TIME FOR PEACE” – One More Time For Rock’s Greatest Vocalist – ROGER CHAPMAN!
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The idea for this image is actually from my 10-year old student who moved from Moscow to London. He didn't speak a lot of English but he expresses himself well in his work. He arranged the ball of string and tried to photograph it a few times but he wasn't happy with the results so he explained to me (in broken English) how he wanted it to look so I took the image with my pocket digital camera. He was very pleased with this one and I allowed him to include it on his portfolio– after all, it is HIS idea!

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