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    Re: secular songs of praise

    Please review the posting guidelines.


    The original intent of the thread is being met and does not discuss religion, please refrain from injecting it here. Since the membership comprises a wide...
  2. Re: The gag is so "last month." Batman. Robin. Sorry...

    I think that's the first part of a "ukelele" and Batman is on his man before he finishes, like any good superhero should

    ???
  3. Thread: Top sinkage?

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    Re: Top sinkage?

    +1 to getting it fixed now. (you might want to move this over to the repairs/builders section??)

    Keep in mind that there's like 200 lbs of tension on those 8 strings, and those strings are strung...
  4. Thread: Advice sought

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    Re: Advice sought

    +1 to that.

    Purely in terms of value-for-money, setup + strings is almost always the highest return in "sound per pound" or "enjoyment per pound." Many more times than not, even the most modest...
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    Re: (used) Eastman 905 Two-point for a beginner?

    I can only speak generally about 2-pointers - I play a Weber 2-pointer with F holes, mostly in folk and Irish. I went with this instrument because it sounded best to MY ears, for my budget at the...
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    Re: Looking for gospel songs

    couple economical options, $10-20 range -
    Gospel fake book- http://www.amazon.com/Gospels-Greatest-Books-Leonard-Corp/dp/0634004247/
    Hymn fake book-...
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    Re: Small acoustic amp for mandolin AND guitar

    I have a Roland KC-110 and like it a lot. They built it for keyboards but it's 30w, a nice clean sound, flat response, 3 channels in. Also will run on 8 AA batt's for 8-10 hrs, which is sometimes...
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    Re: Getting a hot foot (nearly)

    you'll prolly want to work on the "Pants 'o Fire Extinguisher" in parallel.
    It's a sure-fire (get it??) revenue uplift.
    and might reduce your liability insurance costs slightly too ;)
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    right, true wisdom there, thx for posting.

    +1
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    I agree with this. I dunno how others read or see a thread like this. FWIW, for me, I enjoy+ appreciate hearing how others approach learning tunes, tempo's, how to get a tune to sound like what...
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    +1 and amen to that. I am BLESSED to not depend on selling my music to buy dinner. As such, I play for enjoyment as much as for improvement, tho I do enjoy improvement too. Somebody smarter than...
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    That really IS very good. It's clearly from the perspective of a worldclass classical concert violinist, but there's a whole lot of really sound thinking in there that'll help develop a really solid...
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    muchas gracias Greg,
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    and +1 to this too.
    Sorry to put up 2 posts. I couldn't work out how to "+1" to 2 posts in 1. ???
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    Re: Play slow until you know or let it fly?

    +1 to this --- exactly what I find
  16. Re: Is mandolin technique harder than other instruments?

    Sometimes it helps me to bump the tempo up a bigger step at a time, rather than gradually. Say from 140 to 180 for example. I mix this up, mix it in, with the incremental steps in speed (like 10bpm...
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    Re: Local Woodworking supply and brand issue.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences - very helpful to us other guys.
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    Re: Why do you play?

    Peace. Joy. The music is timeless. The progressions, rhythms, and melodies have stayed in circulation cuz they feel good.
    A morning/evening with friends, maybe a beer or whiskey.
  19. Thread: Pas?

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    Re: Pas?

    +1

    :))

    But in the end it's between you and SWMBO.
    Good luck.
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    Re: How to learn a tune....

    Just pick one that sounds good to you, that you like. Put any + all other version out of sight and out of mind til you have the one that you like well+truly stuck into your mental "radio player."
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    Re: Mando on a college budget

    I gotta tell you ... not criticizing - just being honest ... until you have a SOLID income, and until AFTER you have a year's worth of living expenses in the bank, and until AFTER you've started a...
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    Re: Practice idea for those not-a-band bands

    Sounds like you guys are having fun + making some nice gains - good for you!

    I bought a lil Tascam DR-05 digital recorder a while back and use it for that sort of this as well, tho looks like...
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    Re: stores with mandolins in New England

    Music Emporium, Lexington Mass
    http://www.themusicemporium.com/

    They're a great guitar+mando shop- big inventory of new+used instruments and in-depth repair capability + experience.
    They...
  24. Thread: Memory tips

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    Re: Memory tips

    one thing that seems to help me a lil is to put words to whatever I need to remember. If there's "real lyrics" probably run with them. But if not then make something up that has the same melody +...
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    Re: Favorite Hornpipe?

    Weeellllll - this is turning out to be a really difficult thread.
    I was gonna say +1 to Galway. Then to Staten Island and definitely Harvest Home too. And then Sailor's as well (tho I play that...
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