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    Re: Am i being unreasonable?

    You should not provide the name. Some people posting here have lead you astray on this. One of the moderators (Mike Edgerton) has already posted and requested the thread be ended and further...
  2. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    If it gets you the sound you want then the technique is valid.

    But trying it as a kind of shortcut because you are having difficulty getting up to speed is not a good idea. Speed is an issue of...
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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    It is an inside joke on the chat rolls when he was giving regular live YouTube shows during the pandemic lockdowns to try to figure out how many way his name could be garbled. Jorma and his wife...
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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    It's only Parchment Farm on paper.

    I remember going through the same discussion on a Norma Cowkonen live show chat.
  5. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    The biggest differences between guitar and mandolin, aside from the higher pitch of the mandolin, that affect how you approach the instrument are the sustain and the greater range of timbre or...
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    Re: Any musical stamp collectors out there?

    Next you will be telling me Barrett didn't have any privateers. ####### them all!
  7. Re: Overwhelmed beginner - merging of styles/genres?

    Just a few random observations on your comments and questions.

    Regarding keys, you should learn to play in all the common keys, not just G. D and A are the keys that most people feel bring out...
  8. Re: Now that I have actually tried playing one.. a few questions

    You should be playing close to the fret on the guitar also, not well back of it. Playing mandolin has helped clean up my guitar technique in a lot of ways.
  9. Thread: Punch brothers

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    Re: Punch brothers

    Beppe Gambetta departed a lot from Tony and Norman's versions also. Beppe always introduces it by telling how he called Norman up before he released it and got his approval. Norman told him...
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    Re: only been playing a short while

    One thing that helped me was when someone commented that the mandolin should be fingered more like a violin where your fingers lay along the length of the neck rather than reaching over the top and...
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    Re: Hoping someone has seen one of these before

    That is an interesting top configuration. It appears to be flat in the middle with a partial recurve carved around it. It would make bridge fitting easier and give you some of the string angle...
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    Re: Cocaine and Rhinestones

    I have no personal connection or vested interest in the podcast. I am sharing information about a podcast that I first heard about through the Cafe and that a lot of posters here have really...
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    Cocaine and Rhinestones

    I did not realize Tyler Mahan Coe had started making new episodes of the Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast. I just got notification of a new one about George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Looking at his...
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    Re: Breedlove experimental neck joint

    Did Breedlove become a captive of his financiers? They always seemed proud of their innovation in design. I have one of their guitars from before the Two Old Hippie days and their use of the Bridge...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Gibson tried that on their guitars. It did not go so well.
  16. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    I may be bucking a trend here, but I moose-t say it is difficult to caribou-t it. It's a wapity.
  17. Thread: ASCAP/BMI

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    Re: ASCAP/BMI

    You cannot copyright a chord progression. Any given chord progression can accompany a lot of melodies. You can copyright written material, such as lyrics. If you provide lyrics only that does not...
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    Re: Sonny Osborne - The River of Death

    Sonny and Bobby showing their great sense of humor having fun on stage.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dVv_SfBrG0
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    Re: Sonny Osborne - The River of Death

    For those who are not aware, Sonny passed away yesterday afternoon, October 24th.
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    Sonny Osborne passes

    Sonny Osborne passed away this afternoon at 1:30. Another giant of bluegrass music gone.

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/sonny-osborne-passes-a-giant-in-bluegrass-music/
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    Usually neck problems will show up as buzzes and rattles, lost notes or problems with action more than intonation issues. Fret placement can cause intonation issues but more often it can be nut...
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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    Scruggs tune Dear Old Dixie incorporates it. The end of Kentucky Waltz and Beaumont Rag use it. So does Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia though that one is not exactly bluegrass.
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    Re: Is this a Depression-era kit mando?

    I have never heard any particular reason behind the choices of locations for position markers on any fretted instruments. I am not even sure when it got started.
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    Re: Is this a Depression-era kit mando?

    The darker color blocks are where position marker dots would be. Frets 3, 5 ,7, 10, 12, 15. This is the convention for mandolins. Guitars will have a dot on the 9th rather than 10th.
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Chords and backup get neglected even though 80 percent of your time in jams or performance is spent doing it. The number system and knowing I-IV-V chords is a huge thing for playing with others. ...
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