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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    David is still participating in Chris Henry's Monroe Lineage Workshops. For every song learned (2x month) he submits a video playing it, talking about it. I am fortunate to have participated in the...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    He's very good at playing the changes while referencing the essential melody. The way to learn it is to transcribe his solos like that and analyze what he's doing relative to chord tones, melody...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    He’s rocking out with bluegrass improvisation. It’s based on scales in the key of the chord changes.
    It comes from fluid understanding of scales and chords and blues/bluegrass specific scales,...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    I forgot to mention that there are a couple slow downer apps I use to learn tunes/songs. One is Amazing Slow Downer for audio the other is one called Audiostretch that a fellow Cafe member turned...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    Murphy Method has David McLaughlin dvd. Might be worth looking into.

    Adam
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    Such a cool song! He is a super nice guy, I'd contact him and have him teach you what he's doing.
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    Per my post above it should be 2/64 on the E and 3/64 not 32 on the G. I usually measure in 32's and didn't make the change when I typed it, sorry.
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    Re: How Is This Played On The Mandolin?

    Yes, at least for the first line:

    I'd rather be in some dark hollow...mostly around a D note.
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    If a carved top mandolin with a 13 3/4" to 14" scale will not play cleanly with 4/64" between the top of the 12th fret and the E string and 5/64" between the fret and the G strings, the instrument...
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    sblock, I do the same thing--use my CT55 as a feeler gauge. Mine is set so the pick doesn't have enough string contact to hold it there. The Heiden still plays like buttah.
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    I have mine setup low, but I wouldn't do it this low for everyone as it can get finicky with humidity changes. I am willing to do what it takes to keep it low. It is just showing the line at 2/32 for...
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    As a rule of thumb, I like my action at the 12th fret to be just high enough to slip my BlueChip CT55 pick between the fret and strings, making light contact. The idea of using your favorite pick as...
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    I have no idea of what Gibson's current specs might be, but the specs I use in my shop are 3/64" to 4/64" between the 12 fret and the bottom of the E strings, and 4/64" to 5/64" between the 12th and...
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    Re: How Is This Played On The Mandolin?

    Here you go:




    Basically, he's playing scalar patterns revolving around the melody. The song is in G, so where the vocal is "..be in some dark hollow", be is an open D note (3rd string), his...
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    Re: Gibson String Height

    I hear "as low as you can go without buzzing" from most people....................:redface:
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    Butch, Dale, Don Wayne - Soldier's Joy

    Not sure the community has seen this, but it is very great, with 2 of my fave pickers having at it. RIP B.B.
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    Tab Reader's Guide to Standard Notation

    Here's an revised copy of John McGann's Guitar and Mandolin Tablature Reader's Guide to Standard Notation. I just edited it to get the pages in correct order.
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    Re: New Stelling S5Q

    I wanted this post to be a good spot for those researching Stelling Mandolins. With that in mind I want to include that; NO Stelling Add was placed in the 2007 issues of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine....
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    Re: New Stelling S5Q

    I just received a copy of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. It's the March 2005 Annual Instrument issue. Inside their is a six page write up on The Stelling Banjo Works. Everything is covered here from...
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    Sam and Tim Stuck at the Airport

    Hope this link works for ya.....

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=747066615332157

    A bit of background "Tim O'Brien posted: A bunch of bluegrassers post Rockygrass had boarded the plane at...
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    Re: Shifty Trader from eBay?

    Yeah, I'm not comfortable with this. The seller hasn't done anything wrong that I can see. We'll just shut this one down.
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    Re: Reliance on scales

    The "trick" of a good break is that where ever it goes, whatever it does, it should be obvious that the performer knows the melody, even when departing from it.

    What makes a break boring, IMO, is...
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    Re: Reliance on scales

    Dear Drum58,
    You needn't worry about overplaying scales in your improv because you spend a bit of time learning, and learning them is definitely the thing to do.The fact that you pose the...
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    Re: David Mclaughlin

    Hello and thanks for the kind words, people. Yes, I do like the way old dead strings sound on this particular F-5, but not with every brand of string. Some strings sound really bad or fall apart...
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    Re: My Gibson Master Model Story

    Well Lynn Dudenbostel, Randy Wood, Wayne Henderson are popular choices......I like Will Kimble also.....

    and there are a number more I am sure
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