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  1. Fingering by Mandolin player for new tenor guitar

    Have a new Ibanez AVT-1 with 23'' scale. I see that second position (index on second fret) and pinky playing the fifth is the advised fingering). I have played the mandolin and find mandolin...
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    Re: tenor guitar strings for GDAE tunning

    Scale 23''. Thanks.

    Rick
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    tenor guitar strings for GDAE tunning

    I'm new to tenor guitars and would like suggestions re strings for GDAE tunning. Also any suggestions for online lessons. Thanks.

    Rick
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    Re: SWFL Mando players?

    I'm in Sanibel. Played for a couple of years but clearly still a beginner. Like most stuff except jazz. Naples is over an hour depending on traffic. Where exactly are you? Presently, I just returned...
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    Re: Chord Forms for Cross-Picking

    It might have been Phil Vinyard's Three Note Survival Chords posted here in Feb.

    Rick
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    Re: Question

    Clearly it is one thousand milliclumps.
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    Re: Compton workshop in Putney VT 4/22/12

    Did anyone from this site go? I thought about it but I'm more of an advanced beginner than intermediate.
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    Re: Compton workshop in Putney VT 4/22/12

    I cant find any info for Putney. His site lists one for Stockbridge, MA for the 22nd without any details.

    Rick
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    Re: basic ear training

    Thanks to everyone for very useful advice and especially to Niles H for the info on solfege. I have had the thought that my singing the notes could be helpful but I am really bad, even in the shower....
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    Re: basic ear training

    Thanks for the replies. I can't download Functional Ear Trainer to my Mac for some reason.

    Rick
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    basic ear training

    I am a progressing beginning mandolin player and I think some ear training would help me at this point. I have no musical background but I have gained a knowledge of basic music theory. There seem to...
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    Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Scott, please change my user name from tri1937doc to Rick Back. Thanks.

    Rick
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    Re: plastic nut, yes or no?

    As the OP of this thread over one year ago, I had no idea there would be so many replies for so long. I remain a newb both as a luthier and player. I am using bone, BTW.

    Rick
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    Re: New Celtic Mandolin Model

    Gorgeous, beautiful work. What is the scale length and why is the 1st fret so close to the nut?
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    Re: mandolin alert ! :

    Hey, 300 win.
    Your concern typifies the values of our members. Thanks.

    Rick
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    Re: Two years and highly discouraged

    So many good points here that apply to me. I have accepted that I don't have much talent on the mandolin but I really enjoy doing my best and enjoy learning about music. Focusing on very small...
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    1923 Martin original finish?

    Could someone tell me what the likely original finish is on my 1923 Martin A, constructed of Mahogany? Is it likely to have a pore filler? Thanks.

    Rick
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    Re: wide versus thin necks

    It appears that each course of strings on the Weber are parallel, ie the distance between the Gs is the same from nut to bridge, but on the Lebeda there is an increase between the strings of each...
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    Dremel 400 xpr, any good?

    How good or bad has the Dremel 400 xpr been? Worth getting? Can it rout a binding channel?
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    Re: fret board removal

    Thanks, Andy and Byron. I should have said that there is no truss rod.
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    fret board removal

    I need to replace a maple fret board on an old (late 20s) Beltone that sounds pretty good and was inexpensive on Ebay. I have a new SM slotted one of Rosewood. I would welcome suggestions on how to...
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    Re: fretboard length and size of frets

    That video has already helped me improve the angle but MM is worth looking at for a good reminder. I agree that my technique could improve. Thanks Daniel.

    Rick
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    Re: fretboard length and size of frets

    Yes, they are bar frets and I hadn't thought about the difference in slot width. And I think you are right . I like the feel of the wider frets. Thanks for your help.

    Rick
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    Re: fretboard length and size of frets

    Thanks, Dave. Perhaps I didn't elaborate very well.
    When I said tone, I really meant that some of the courses are misfretted, giving a poor chord sound. The 13 7/8 scale is on an oval hole A. The...
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    fretboard length and size of frets

    Like most new players, especially with small hands, I'm having some trouble reaching the G chop cord. I can reach on a 13 in. scale length but the low, old, narrow frets on my 1923 Martin seem to...
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