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  1. Re: Seeking "mournful" mandolin - like Levon Helm with The Band

    I hear a guitar doing a great job in emulating a vocal or saxophone line using tremolo. In the mandolin world David Grisman sometimes plays that way. Paul Buskirk comes to mind too. I have trouble...
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    Two tips to fix pick direction:
    *Don't play the tunes you've memorized the wrong way for a long time.
    *Practice the tunes and phrases you tend to mess up with a bounce.

    Actually, I think there...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    There is a reason for wanting to feel where the fleshy parts of your right hand are, and keep them ready.

    You will have a great extra tool in your box when you learn to mute with fleshy parts of...
  4. Thread: Tremolo Paradox

    by Jeroen
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    Re: Tremolo Paradox

    markscarts, you will want to integrate your tremolo in your normal playing, so I suggest to keep going at it with your normal grip on your favorite pick. As soon as you feel like loosening to get...
  5. Thread: Paul Buskirk

    by Jeroen
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    Paul Buskirk

    I found two crazy videos of Paul Buskirk playing something big, and good!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIE3fAqgtIs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivMSsF4gAEE
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    Re: New Punch Brothers Album

    I'd be worried if they pleased me with a first listen. And I love them for never doing so.
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    Re: Jethro Burns Method

    Mark, that's the complete collection of the three Mel Bay publications. It has the humbling 'Mandolin Player' with many exercises and examples of his musical mandolin ideas and few 'easy' things to...
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    Re: I still don`t believe it...

    Bluegrass has been original music from its start, not so long ago. Play it how you love it Willie, and make people love it for how it sounds and how you deliver it, rather than the history of it.
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    Re: Bluegrass Songs In a Minor Key?

    I think that many of the traditionals mentioned here are modal old time tunes that were not standard major or minor before they were incorporated in the bluegrass repertoire. Many or all of them have...
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    Re: Simple way to convert TABS to readable

    Is doing it by hand an option? You will develop a personal style which will look cool. Anyone remember the great little Niles Hokannen booklets? I like to do the handwork and think it really helps...
  11. Re: "Don't worry about the chord root, the bass will play that"

    (Important comment there on the awkwardness of chopping without a solid downbeat (and a driving banjo) by jbrwky that needs a good thread of it's own.)

    On topic: The music will usually sound less...
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    Re: New Camptown Races

    Thanks guys! Good job digging this up: It's nearly impossible to find.

    I am a proud member of this band: Rocks and Ivy, from Belgium and the Netherlands. This is from a live show in Kopenhagen for...
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Wegen"?

    It has been fun following this thread.

    I hope I am not ruining the fun for David and Kevin, and maybe some real Dutchies frequenting the board.

    Our W is not like your V in vintage or voodoo. It...
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    Whatever Bill Monroe would have played....

    Whatever Bill Monroe would have played. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
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