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    Re: I am weary let me rest

    I just recently lost a dear friend to an illness and I played this song…kind of a sad/happy thing. I also changed the lyrics of the last line from “in a cold and lonely grave” to “wrapped warmly in...
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    Re: need help figuring out a lick

    Sounds like you are on the right track, the CD song is repurposed Lonesome Fiddle Blues so you might take a listen to that for some ideas.
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    Re: Looking for some help

    There is a pedal you can buy from Vidami that will slow, pause, loop, etc YT and other sites for practice.

    Your best bet is to try and work on it by ear, listen until you can hum it then try it...
  4. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    Lefty who plays righty here and I think you should try lefty. There are inexpensive left handed mandos now that you can give a go and see how it feels, then if you donít jive with it sell it.
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    Eastwood had an ad in the classifieds a few weeks ago offering the 10% off, I haven't plugged it in yet but it's a nice solid little instrument. Seems well made and I couldn't find anything wrong...
  6. Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    I just bought an 8-string Eastwood Mandocaster, at first look it is well made and seems good. I haven't plugged it in yet so can't speak to how it sounds, how the pick ups are, etc.

    Eastwood was...
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    Re: Southwest Mandolin Camp - Kingston, NM

    This sounds nice, have a good time and please post a report when you return.
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    Play it wherever it works/sounds good to you. Staying 1st position has the advantage of using the open strings. Some keys require a small shift and then you can come back, moving up/down the neck...
  9. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    I donít mean to be flip here but get a piece of staff paper and write it out yourself. Even better start working on your ear, the time you are spending on the computer can be spent on the fretboard....
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Since youíre targeting Beg and Int I would put out a message to be tuned and ready to go when the wks begins and be able to play 2-finger chords G, C, D, and A.

    Donít entertain ques about tuners,...
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    I’ve been thinking about the mandocaster for a loooong time now…the 10% off was enough to push me over as it’s on the way.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Real nice, why don't you crawl back in your hole.
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I have one and like it alot. What are you wondering about specifically…it doesn’t stretch since its a piece of hard leather but there are hole and they might stretch a bit over time.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Hi Sue, thank you for that wonderful story. Gabe has since come to me in a dream - he was very sick at the end after battling multiple infections and had lost his strength..in the dream he was...
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    It generally depends on where itís delivered. We live in a non sales tax state so we donít pay sales tax when I order something delivered to my address, when we ship something to my MIL who lives in...
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    My avatar is my sweet boy Gabe who journeyed to the rainbow bridge a few weeks ago. He would always sit with me while I played, helped me change strings, and attended all the Zoom sessions this last...
  17. Re: Mandolin Mondays #298 w/ Special Guest Silas Powell

    Wow! That’s some mighty fine pickin’…
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I agree that the best way is to just get it into your ear and when you can hum it you’re getting there. Recently though I ran into some people who just can’t do it - and they were not up for just...
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    Having a trusted music shop helps with buying sight unseen. I can't speak to the Kentucky mandolins but I know the Northfield is a good mando. I have the F5M which preceded the Artist Series. I...
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    Re: Monroe Style Help

    Christopher Henry transcribes alot of Monroe stuff and has a website full of videos and workshops.

    The lesson for Roanoke is there, heres the link -...
  21. Re: Article: Modern Mandolin Camp Designed for Experienced Player

    Nice, looking forward to something more advanced.
  22. Re: Left hand exercise keeping one finger stationary

    I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for but I wanted to suggest something different…I play Old Joe Clark sometimes with my index finger holding down the 2 string A chord while fretting the...
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    Re: Question about shipping

    Congrats on your new mando!

    You didn't say how much the mando cost but I'm guessing its a bit spendy if its a custom build, for $400 it’s a no brainer for me, ship it overnight.

    The shipping...
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    I have two, one is khaki and my favorite - the black one I won in a drawing shortly after i joined the Cafe. I would guess a run will be done again, id love to see some pastel colors and maybe...
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    Re: Help with slash chords

    The mando is not a guitar so slash chords may or may not work, you'll have to experiment and decide what you like, the guitar is probably picking up the D so just play the Cm and see if you like it.
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