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    Re: Greetings, new mando player

    Well I sure hope it’s okay because that’s still mostly what I play :)
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    Re: Playability of a new Eastman 305 question

    Check out Rod Meldrum’s e-book and measure the string height.
    My setup from TMS was super playable right out of the box.
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    Re: Help with EQ/Frequency Issue

    Good luck, if you figure that out let me know. I was excited when my new mixer included a real time analyzer so I could try to reduce that… and found that it was across a good portion of the...
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    Re: Audiovisual cheat sheet for scales and modes

    Wow that is cool and is now linked on the home screen on my phone.
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    Sherry, I use a free program called HD Video Converter, by WonderFox Software. It has some annoyances with frequent paid upgrade offers, but it does the job admirably of clipping/trimming, cropping,...
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    Re: Digital Mixer Advice!

    I recently got a Behringer XR18 and am really liking it. I wouldn’t call it super intuitive however. It took a while to figure out how to do things like low cut filters, compressors, etc. But the...
  7. Thread: I went and did it!

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    Re: I went and did it!

    Ha! Sheila, for once I beat you in the acquisition race. I got two guitars last winter :)
    So far I just keep them around for guests to pick on and sometimes bring one to the brewery for friends to...
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    My Eastman sits either on a stand or in the case depending whether I’ve played it last away or at the house…it gets played every day, carried in the truck to the brewery frequently, and lovingly...
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    Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    I’m still pretty new at this so I often have to look especially when picking single strings instead of chords. But when singing with a mic and/or playing with a harp rack it’s not practical to look...
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    Re: NOMD I can resist anything except temptation

    That is gorgeous! Does it sound as good as it looks?
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    Mark that is an excellent article.
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    Re: BRW Mandolins / Ben Wilcox Magazine Article

    I am blessed to have a beautiful BRW three point. I’d love to read some of the articles.
  13. Re: What’s the oddest mandolin related gift you’ve been given?

    Mine, like Allen’s, is harmonica related. A friend gave me a keychain with tiny little harmonica on it. It’s kinda cute and the harmonica is actually functional, sorta.

    My mandolin related gift...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    JeffD, as a (diatonic) harmonica player I’m inclined to think there’s some merit in your theory. Although it’s only been the last four or five years that I realized how to effectively comp and lead...
  15. Thread: Newb's first day

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    Re: Newb's first day

    Welcome Dave!
    First thing is to email Rob Meldrum for a copy of his excellent free e-book on mandolin setup. rob.meldrum@gmail.com

    Next, come join the newbies group on this site. We’re all on...
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    I’ve noticed that my BRW holds tuning better than my Eastman but I always assume that my mandolin will need tuning every time it’s been put away and picked up. The biggest difference is that fewer...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Every time I think I’m learning to swim a thread like this comes along and reminds me how vast is the ocean.
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    Re: Encouragement is magic

    This winter I was visiting my daughter and grandkids with my wife who said my playing was too loud in the apartment so she banished me to the balcony. I proceeded to play and sing a few dozen songs...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    JeffD has a great point. I’m learning the mandolin by playing songs I like (country, folk, rock) every day. I just screen shot a chord sheet after googling the name of the song and “chords”, and...
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    Duke Sharp… Garage Band Theory
    Great book and a fun read.
  21. Thread: Nomd

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    Re: Nomd

    Congratulations Sheila! Your MAS is becoming a thing! And I totally respect it.
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    Re: How Much Difference Do Speakers Make?

    I wouldn’t rely on home PC speakers or microphone for any aspect of recording or music playback.
    The suggestion to use headphones or Bluetooth to a JBL or other powered speaker is good.
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    I’m new… and I didn’t know it was wrong. So I do it a lot. And I like it :)
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    Re: Octave Mandolin | Technique Nightmare

    I have no constructive thoughts to offer, except that the image of the baby giraffe dropped on ice will live with me forever
    :)
  25. Thread: New mixer

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    Re: New mixer

    I should add.. I used the mixer for its first live show last night and it was superb. So nice being able to plug in all six of us to one board, retrieve saved mixes, have everyone’s name on their...
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