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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Definitely no need for condescension, my humble apology both to you and to the late Billy. Had my mind been set in stone, I’d not have started this thread, and I do appreciate ALL the input. As I’ve...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Your ode to Gertrude Stein in post #15 rings hollow in the heat of your current lament over my choice, journeybear :)

    If you look at my chord charts, you’ll see that the interval spelling of a...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Thanks for your thoughts but it’s done now. As with any shorthand or even musical chart situation, a little pedagogy and a key may be necessary for understanding … it will be my job to provide that …...
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Update: I've completed the C family chord chart changes, and am now working on the movable chords. The following changes have been made:

    1. A six-fret graphic now used throughout
    2. Bridge/nut...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    To follow up ...

    I have now re-worked all the C family chord images (though they're not online as yet). As I mentioned in my original post, I added this type of notation to each chart, and I named...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Sure fooled me …

    I stopped by to hear a few tunes from a circle at the Pearl Bluegrass Jam a few years ago, of note was a guitarist who was sitting atop a picnic table, carrying vocals and playing...
  7. Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    It all matters. Pay attention to the sounds you’re making and make subtle adjustments to everything from posture to pick angle to fretting fingers and continue to chase the sound you want.

    How...
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    Re: Question about pinky use...

    I use the pinky anytime it makes sense, I even hammer on with it in certain cases, but find it much more difficult to use it for slides effectively.

    It’s unusual that you find it more useful on...
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    Re: bowl back mandolin

    When I used to do simple lutherie tasks and set ups on guitars, I’d check the neck angle by placing a straight edge on the frets and wanted it to intersect right about the top of the saddle. I assume...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Hmm, perhaps a label of E X to indicate economic expression, like so:

    Ex: ​0-2-3-0

    or F R as an abbreviation of Frablature

    Fr: ​0-0-2-3
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Well, cool. Thanks for all the observations and info. It is indeed like tablature turned 90 degrees

    Im going to add it to my chord charts. I need a short label, and after reading the responses,...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Nope, not what I’m looking for. But thanks, Bob.
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Before I get too far on the Chord Bible journey, I'm going to update the chords that I've already done so far ... the C family chords, and the movable chord shapes ... in order to incorporate a...
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    What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Since picking up mandolin and spending time at the Mandolin Cafe, I've become accustomed to this shorthand way of communicating mandolin chords:

    0-2-3-0

    etc.

    Is this same type of shorthand...
  15. Re: Paganini Sonata Concertata Allegro Spiritoso

    Loved that performance, Ralph, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    The cool thing to me is Darius Rucker doing the tune and having a hit, knowing the background between Dylan/Old Crow re: the tune, and the background with Dylan/Darius re: Only Want To Be With You ...
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    Re: Novice Solo Arrangements?

    The OP, DangeRuss, hasn't logged back in since he joined to ask this question, so we're probably all just talking to ourselves here. Anyway ... try www.mandolessons.com ... it is a terrific site for...
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    Re: The joy of arranging

    Just a couple suggestions re: ukuleles. Ukes are great at strumming rhythms, as you have already mentioned, but they also sound great picking single notes, so you could (1) have them playing...
  19. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    All I would advise is to experiment. Strings aren’t as expensive as mandolins, so if you are planning to stick with playing for the rest of your life, then splurge on extra pack of different strings...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    and again, and again

    I suppose some could say Willie neglects his guitar, and some would disagree and say its a case of honest wear from a man who has worn his tool pretty much to a nub, but...
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    Re: Just changed up my strap

    I attach it the way you do on my A style, under the fretboard and around. Reason being that I prefer it that way, there’s never any muss & fuss about it, and it can’t interfere with my left hand at...
  22. Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    I can only use my imagination when thinking about these things because in experience I cant re-create what others do, I only know that I do not generally plant solidly anywhere, or brush the top in...
  23. Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    You should be comfortable with what you do. Many plant a pinky for certain things, both Sam Bush and Adam Steffey come to mind. Many others do not “anchor” in any way, but do brush the pick guard...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    Just saw this thread, Ky Slim beat me to the response learn guitar chords.

    Youd be surprised how many mandolin players know how to play some guitar proficiently or adequately or barely ...
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    Re: Cannot Name This Chord

    Well yes, as I mentioned in my earlier post, in context matters and could suggest something totally different than G … what you use it for matters … but how it sounds in context matters more, IMO.
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