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    Tips for making Mandolin sound like Mandocello

    Hi,
    I will be helping the Centerville High School Alternative Strings with a show in a few weeks. One song (Sierra Hull"s A Black River Runs Down My Face) has Sierra playing mandocello. I have no...
  2. Mandolin stick figure/tshirtwith "Pick" under it-where can I buy?

    Hi all,

    My wife purchased a t-shirt with a stick figure playing an f-style mandolin on the front of it. Under this, it had the word "Pick". I would like to purchase more of these t-shirts, as...
  3. Re: Getting to the Next Level aka the best laid plans...

    @ Sam-How well do you know the mandolin neck? Have you learned where your basic double stops are for common keys all the way up the neck? Can you find melody notes everywhere on the...
  4. Getting to the Next Level aka the best laid plans...

    Hi all,

    I've been pondering how to get to the next level of playing. After seeing Sierra Hull at the Centerville, OH Alternative Strings concert (wow!!), I have been inspired to push harder...
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    Re: Cohen C style @ Cotten

    Hi,

    I play the other Cohen C# Steve-o saw at Elderly's. Engleman top, Maple sides. Didn't plan to buy a Cohen when I came in, but I certainly left with one. The one steve-o liked was nice also....
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    Plan B when Sound System not right at a gig

    So, I was playing a gig-party in a big metal pole barn. We had the sound dialed in before people showed up. As the gig began, more people danced and the sound (through the PA) became strange. It...
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    Re: One Microphone for vocal/mando

    Thanks for all the great replies! It seems like the idea is not too far out there...:mandosmiley:
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    One Microphone for vocal/mando

    Does anyone (by choice) use a single microphone for vocals and mando? I do not mean the whole band on one mic deal, but one mic, say about chest level, used for your personal vocals/mando? If so,...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg will take your questions

    Hi Don-

    How would you suggest building one's musical vocabulary?

    Regarding improvisation, how can one "get in the zone" on demand as players of your caliber seem to do instantly?

    Thanks...
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    Re: Mike Compton's pick grip

    Great advice on grip change. I've been working on this grip for about 3 hours and I must echo the general results-definite pronounced increase in volume. It seems that older picks I had decided did...
  11. Thread: Cohen C#

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    Re: Cohen C#

    I have owned a Cohen C#, purchased at Elderly's, since 3/07. It is very nice. I am told it projects well and is loud. I play Bluegrass, Dawg, and a little Jethro. Mine is Engleman/Maple, but I...
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    Mando projection-wow...

    I'd always heard your mando sounds different to those in front of you vs what you hear playing it. It was vividly demonstrated to me at a jam recently: A guy had a top of the line mando that...
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    Scale patterns/How to use?

    Hi,

    I hear many players doing this-playing a start/hint of a melody then a flurry of notes. If I understand correctly, these players are using scale patterns or memorized licks to accentuate or...
  14. Stiver A-Style at Elderlys-anyone played it?

    I've noticed this mando is in stock and, as the title says, was wondering if anyone has had a chance to play it and-your thoughts on it!

    Thanks!
    Jeff
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    Re: Jethro Burns book

    Yes, but so rewarding! When I get a glimpse of what that man could do...kinda like that old commercial for Visa or Mastercard...The dude at the driving range can't hit the golf ball very well, but...
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    Re: A Weber dream materialises

    must...see...more...!

    Looking good so far...
    How does it sound??

    Congrats!

    Jeff:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Just Ordered a Collings MT from AMW

    Congrats!

    I think the most horrible collings I ever played was a good one! If I had to purchase without playing and it HAD to be right, I would not think twice about anything that had Collings on...
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    Hi, As the warm weather approaches here in...

    Hi,
    As the warm weather approaches here in Northern Indiana, the middle aged blue grass pickers thoughts turn to-FESTIVAL (old Star Trek episode comes to mind...
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    This year will be my 3rd year going. It is a...

    This year will be my 3rd year going. It is a wonderful festival for several reasons. The bands on stage are great, the location is beautiful (but isolated), and the people are friendly. There are no...
  20. Thread: Cohen c#

    by RHBoy
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    I purchased a Cohen C# mandolin from Elderly in...

    I purchased a Cohen C# mandolin from Elderly in March of 07. It has Maple back and sides and an Engleman top. I went to Elderly to look at a used Collins MF, which was very nice. I happen to spy a...
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    Here's a link to the site:...

    Here's a link to the site:
    http://gregboyd.com/accessory_detail.html?accessory_key=1060

    I was wondering if anyone has seen or owns one of these? If so, what are your opinions of this case? I have...
  22. Thread: Bad gig

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    Wow, great stories... In my Rock and Roll...

    Wow, great stories...

    In my Rock and Roll days, we were hired by a 30ish couple to perform at their wedding. They came to a rehearsal and were pleased with our music.
    The day of the reception...
  23. Thread: Planned improv?

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    Thanks for the tips everyone. They are all...

    Thanks for the tips everyone. They are all useful. Don and Curt seem to both agree on "singing" a solo. I tried this technique this morning with interesting results. Now if I can just remember how I...
  24. Thread: Planned improv?

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    Hi all, When I don't know a song, many times...

    Hi all,

    When I don't know a song, many times I'll start an improv with some standard licks and go from there. I never really have a clear notion of the "destination", except for chord changes....
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    I was wondering if anyone knows of a good setup...

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a good setup guy in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. Thanks!

    Jeff
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