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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    I’ve played the acoustic for decades and have a very heavy (for lack of a better term) approach with both hands. With the electric, I have had much better results with a thinner pick and a looser...
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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I’ve been playing the fiddle about 40 years; the mandolin for about 45. My mandolin playing came along, but my fiddle playing.....I had about 6 months of classical violin lessons early on to try to...
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    As I mandolin player, I have often felt compelled to cram as many notes as I could into breaks and tunes. However, as I have progressed on the fiddle, I have found I do much better by taking out...
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    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Hey Tom, saw ‘Wayne Shorter on 10 string’ and figured that must be Tom Wright. Great stuffl.
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    Re: Slump......slump buster?

    What Al from Colorado said works for me. But I take more than a day off, sometimes several. When I get back to it, I find some of the vexing passages or licks fall into place. Subconscious at work?
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  6. Thread: Pava Mandolins

    by twilson
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    Re: Pava Mandolins

    Ellis sitting in a leather chair, smoking a cigar, and drinking expensive Irish whiskey....yes, I have seen that many a time.

    Oh, you were referring to an Ellis mandolin. My bad.:whistling:

    I...
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    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    The first one I played was Bobby Clark’s, probably about 1978. Yeah, I’m old. We were playing on the same show. I was playing an F4 at the time and broke a string a few minutes before I was supposed...
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    Re: How to play harmony

    I have had luck with the Amazing Slow Downer. Record the lead of the tune, plug it into slowdowner, and slow the tempo down to where you can figure out the harmony by ear. (The slowdowner keeps the...
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    Re: Wild Bill Jones chords?

    Yup, playing a major chord against a melody that suggests the minor is one of the high points of Western civilization. That and twin fiddles.
  10. Re: Ellis A5 #339-15 and a Visit to the Ellis Shop

    Hey Don, I was there! Great playing with you and Mark. Hope you can get back this way some time.

    Tim
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    Re: How Do You Intro A Song?

    In a band situation, I suggest kicking it the same everytime. That way the rest of the band will know what you're doing and come in on time. In general on a kick, I suggest staying close to the...
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    Re: Starting up the neck

    Couple of things that helped me up the neck.

    Shift positions via an open string when you get the chance. That is, if you are playing in the first position and hit an open string, its a good...
  13. Re: How many of you have successfully changed your hand position?

    Just got back from Maryville. Visiting my three nieces and their kids.

    I, too, have been playing 40+ years. I think it was John McGann in an interview that talked about the angle of your pick in...
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    Re: How Times Have Changed

    Yeah, times have changed.

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    Re: Mandolins Are For the Birds!

    Check out Josh Williams. About 1:30 in he has a visitor.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBo0ptYJNs
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    Re: Why Violins Have F-Holes

    Ladies and gentlemen, all yawl have got it wrong. The following explanation of how a fiddle makes its sound comes straight from the mouth of the illustrious Dr. Ralph Stanley.

    First of all, the...
  17. Thread: Scale Patterns

    by twilson
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    Re: Scale Patterns

    Check out Patterns for Jazz by Jerry Coker. All kinds of scale patterns, arpeggios, etc.

    Tim Wilson
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    Re: Schatten Design mandolin pickup

    Hey yawl, just got a Schatten M 05 pickup. Been futzing around with it his afternoon. They recommend attaching on the upper portion of the bridge, on the endpin side. I did so but didn't like the way...
  19. Re: Mandolin players who took up the fiddle - talk to me!

    Interesting thread. I have played mando for about 40 years and fiddle about 35. But the fiddle frustrated me. I took about 6 months worth of lessons with a classical instructor when I got my fiddle,...
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    Re: Bluegrass / Old Time Horse Songs

    Let Me Rest at the End of My Journey - Jack Cook, Ralph's bass player, sung this a lot.
    Heartstrings and Black Pony by Marshall Wilburn.

    twilson
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    Re: bluegrass/old time murder ballads

    Or, if double suicides are of interest, Katy Dear is a great song. Originally Blue Sky Boys but the Country Gentleman recorded it in the late 60s.

    Tim Wilson
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    Re: Song suggestions for a sad occasion

    How about Old Blue.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbuQDqnMebk

    Had a dog named Merle who died early. Still not over that one. Fortunately, I now have a sweet lab mix named Lily.

    RIP, Hilts.
  23. Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    Odd. Just been thumbing through a 25 cent book I bought at Goodwill that addresses this very subject -- The Art of Practicing. Its geared toward classical musicians on all instruments. One chapter...
  24. Thread: Bill Monroe

    by twilson
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    Re: Bill Monroe

    "....but musically speaking, he was every bit the innovator that the Beatles were."

    Hear, hear.

    Tim Wilson
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    Re: Bluegrass picking up tempo

    I think there is a natural tension in bluegrass music. To my ears, Bill Monroe was always pushing the beat with his chop, and the rest of us have dutifully followed. His solos seem to push it too....
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