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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Mike Black is who I would call if looking for an oval. You might find a great old Gibson, but getting a great sounding mandolin with no issues from Mike is a sure thing. To clarify, I don't have an...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    He has giant hands, which are just about the right size for mandolin playing.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Why don't we shoot for Bluegrass Stomp as the mandolin feature? Since about 5 or 6 people can play Rawhide up to tempo.
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    Nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
  5. Thread: Thumb Pain

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    Re: Thumb Pain

    I hope that's right. I play sax and bass too, and those don't bother my hand, but my hand is affecting how I play those instruments.
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    Re: Patti Page with a tenor guitar

    Just a prop, but she keeps good time with it at least.
  7. Thread: Thumb Pain

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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Yes, thanks for giving it a name, I think that's right. Some kind of repetitive motion injury, now I have a name.

    I have taken several breaks from playing mandolin, gets better, but then as soon...
  8. Thread: Thumb Pain

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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Didn't want to start a new thread, so... I'm getting a lot of left hand thumb pain at the base of my thumb, after buying a new instrument with taller frets. I am accustomed to playing fretless...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    If Mike Bub is on it, for starters, you know it's going to have the groove if nothing else.
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    I wonder if the intent is to play that duo style?
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    i might as well pile on too.

    Katie knows.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yJtNh0TMpM&t=24s
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I hope he's awed.
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    Re: Larger frets for 1920 Gibson A-4

    Another option would be to put on a new fingerboard with modern frets and keep the original with original frets. I think that's probably overkill for an '20 A-4, but it has been done.
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    Put a button on and use the Levy's.
  15. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    What? Can you post an example of something played in this tuning?
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    Re: Five String Madness

    B to Gb might not be a 5th, but Cb to Gb sure is.
  17. Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    I thought that as long as I didn't plant everything would be great, but I am noticing a big improvement with the fingers curled both in tone and fluidity. Curled vs open and lighly brushing the top....
  18. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    And another way to explain it...there’s only one of each letter name in a scale in diatonic western music.

    For example in the key of B, it would be B C# D# E....Not B C# Eb E..
  19. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    Any number of artificial dominants, yes. In bluegrass probably triads, anything else they would usually be at least 7th chords, and often altered or even subbed. Bass players think of them as just...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    It's also useful to think of the functions of the chords. Of course the I is tonic, a resolved sound with no tendency to move. The iii and vi chords can also function as tonic. The IV chord functions...
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    Re: Sturgill Simpson Bluegrass Album

    For a while he was doing shows with more of an R&B slant, with a horn section and STAX/Muscle Shoals feel. I don't know if he recorded anything like that. He is a creative force.

    I try to be...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    You could say the same of any guitar, I guess. How many versions of the Les Paul are there, even without custom modifications? Someone changes the bridge saddles and it's no longer a Les Paul? That...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I'm a fan of teles, but not sure what to do with a tenor. Play fiddle tunes? I'm looking anyway...

    Many of my favorite guitarists play telecasters. Of course all the brilliant country players, but...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I don't know, but it seems like unless you want to concentrate strictly on irish trad it's kind of limited.

    I've recently started messing with guitar more, and have gone in exactly the opposite...
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    I agree with everyone that you should see a doctor, hopefully the one you mention who understands musicians. Let them check you out, could be many things.
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