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  1. Re: Mandolin Technique: Strumming Patterns (Boom Chuck etc)

    Oops!! Haha - thanks for pointing that out. I updated it. Should have the right video now.

    Wanna guess next week's topic haha ;)
  2. Mandolin Technique: Strumming Patterns (Boom Chuck etc)

    Hey all - I just posted today's Mandolin Technique Monday focusing on some basic strumming patterns - starting with basic 1/4 note strums moving up to the "Boom Chuck" and "Just Chuck" patterns.
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    Well, it's not really any of my business, you do what you want to do with your project, but I don't like it. My main objection is it presupposes that readers will know what you mean. Here at the...
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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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    I JUST GOT MY NEW howard morris a5...

    and I like it. Great craftsmanship, looks nice, and has a lovely bright sound with very good sustain. It was a very reasonable price for what I received. It came with a gig bag, but I think it...
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    I just wanted to comment on this with my own, strongly held, opinion.

    PLAYABILITY is of extreme importance IMO; in fact, it is as important as the sound of an instrument.

    Playability has more...
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    Re: Standard Chord Shape Series

    I think it's because the posts are pending still.

    Try this - https://mattcbruno.com/post-preview/

    Sorry ;)
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    Re: What's in public domain these days?

    This is all based on my memory of way back in the way back.

    I fought this out with ASCAP BMI many several years ago, when I ran a coffee house. Things might have changed since then but at the...
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    Lloyd Loar was a time traveler?

    There was a documentary on PBS a while back called "Mr. Tornado" and I had remembered seeing it and wanting to investigate it further. It came up on a streaming site under "leaving soon" and I...
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    Re: NMD and Intro

    Although I'm on my first Gibson oval and love it. Luck of the draw, I guess.

    Still need a sunburst OMI Dobro mando to complement my sunburst OMI Dobro guitar, though! And a Harmony electric...
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    Re: NMD and got the blues

    Very nice sounding mando!

    Your playing & singing is also very excellent.

    I normally can't stand listening to entire videos of this nature, but yours is top-notch! I watched and enjoyed the...
  12. Re: Advice on a second attempt at a proper set up

    Much of a set up is dependent on the order that the various steps are taken in. IMHO the order should be as follows:
    1. Tune up all strings.
    2. Set the bridge in the correct place on the top. The...
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    Re: A Unicorn Walks the Earth

    Trekkies are aghast at this misspelling. Pon farr is part of the seven year reproductive cycle of Vulcans. Pong Farr is the lustful look you were giving the ladies in the bars in the late 70s while...
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    Re: Laminated back and sides bad?

    There are Kay basses, which all have spruce or maple outer veneers, which sound very good by any standard. Some of the earlier ones, which were built for the gut strings of the day, have thinner...
  15. Found: Songbooks good for beginner/early intermediate players

    I have found a series of songbooks that I really enjoy, so I wanted to share in case anybody here might also like 'em.

    It's a Hal Leonard series called "Strum Together." The volume I have in hand...
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    Re: Major scales? why different ways?

    Yes!

    It is the first thing I noticed when I "transitioned" from woodwind to mandolin. My conclusions were that woodwinds are built around a major scale, because one scale is usually and by far...
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    CHOP MELODY STYLE - Jingle Bells

    I Wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!!!
    - Jesper

    JINGLE BELLS (Chop Melody Style) on YouTube:



    https://youtu.be/clcAqMKIuSc
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    In case anyone wants to know either (a) that they are fooling themselves into thinking that they hear something that is not actually there, or (b) that they are becoming half deaf old geezers who...
  19. Electric Blues on Mandolin - Farther Up the Road

    Hey Everyone,

    Here's something new for me. I love older school electric blues like Freddie King but also a bit older than that. Here's an attempt to convert Bobby Blue's rendition of Farther Up...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    The Clown Barf binding could make your mandolin sound funny
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    I suppose clown barf picks could be made with some dedication to consistency in quality, independent of visual conformity. One wonders why one would want to ... :confused: My understanding has always...
  22. Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    I never look at my hands, either of them. I happen to be totally blind, not one who is trying some new technique. Even so, I find it quite pleasant and rather liberating.

    Back when I started...
  23. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    I would like to think it is not the case, and would not be for The Complete Musician, but for me, what instrument I came from limits my playing on the instrument I land on. I am a mandolinner through...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Some comments on your beginner lessons philosophy. A less tactical and more strategic answer.

    I would definitely try too hard. Just head down and go after it.

    I think most people start with...
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    Re: Help with a Dulcimer

    My current rock/pop fave dulcimer song:

    aBsCqTlepPs
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