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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    With all due respect I totally disagree with all of this...

    In this case and most cases here we aren't talking about advanced professional players who are playing classical music, composed music,...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Studying music theory, scales, modes etc etc will not make you a good player but actually can be a constraint in a way...there are many more music theory buffs that can talk a good game, explain...
  3. Thread: Barefoot

    by CBFrench
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    Barefoot

    So I was sitting around playing stuff on my mandolin and Everyday I Have To Cry Some came along. I was doing it in a guite slower tempo G Am D that was pretty cool. Decided I'd see if there were any...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    Now what was the question again? Oh yeah, now back to the regular scheduled program...you can probably better find your answer on the tube

    you can take a look at this...

    ...
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    Sorry from moving away from ireal pro...This is guitar but as long as you can hear the notes you can find them on any instrument...you can play the same lick in ANY key. Practice it to start in the...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Nursery rhymes and Christmas tunes you can hum and find the notes in 3 octaves in as many keys as possible, start with one key, one octave...ear training
  7. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    i like trippy thoughts...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    well first you may know I hate the word Jam! It started off with jazz musicians many years ago and has regressed to anyone who owns an instrument now, :confused: anyway...

    There's different skill...
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    Re: Diving Duck Blues

    I guess all the years playing blues and jump blues on guitar keeps coming out on my mandolin
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    Diving Duck Blues

    Steve James


    https://youtu.be/YrOOtx50zC4
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    Mandolin Orange
    This Side Of Jordan

    Mandolin Orange
    Haste Makes Waste

    MaNdOlIn oRaNgE
    tIdEs oF a tEaRdRoP

    while lIsTeNInG to my mo pLaYlIsT
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I dunno, I never was a Prince fan so his name change meant nothing to me. I'll be keeping their playlist I have as "Mandolin Orange"...the song is ok but it won't be going into my MO playlist. And...
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    edited, deleted video
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    Re: XT we barely new ya!

    Everyone's looking for a pleasing sound to their liking. Myself I've never cared for a coated string on any instrument. Used D'Addario EJ75 and XT's on my mandolin but liked Mangan and Straight Up...
  15. Thread: Levon Helm

    by CBFrench
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    Re: Levon Helm

    Here it is and a great tune to know and play... https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/154050-Rag-Mama-Rag
  16. Thread: stand or sit?

    by CBFrench
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Now that's it...it's that sitting natural unamplified sweet tone...it's the natural tone of the instrument in a peaceful setting or should I say sitting.



    Do you have a spare chair?
  17. Poll: Re: Vintage Flatiron Performer A (1993, Bozeman) vs Eastman MD305

    I've never played a Flatiron so I'm no help there. I started with an Eastman 305A didn't know anything much about playability and tone differences on a mandolin. I kept it about 2 months. The only...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    well bound to be some likers out there...I've always use the shoulder of a pick no matter what instrument I'm playing, it just gives a fatter tone to me, I never use the pick tip, just my pick...
  19. Thread: I'm Proud

    by CBFrench
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    Re: I'm Proud

    I've only been trying to learn my way around on mandolin for about a year, played one occasionally bout 40 years ago but guitar kept me busy working jobs.

    It's that tone that is so addicting, the...
  20. Re: Hamilton Holanda & DDG4 - Just amazing playing

    that's quiet impressive, not expecting the lady to come in take it to another height...
  21. Thread: I'm Proud

    by CBFrench
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    I'm Proud

    I kinda sorta pretty well figured out 2 more songs tonight, Minor Swing and Whisky Before Breakfast, I'm starting to like my mandolin...

    Learning new tunes is fun ain't it, so what you working on
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    I'm not much help as I'm an ear player. I don't have any books. I do sometimes look up chords with extensions. But that aside start playing the G C D chords. You can play those in the second and...
  23. Re: Thoughts on latest version Eastman MD915 blonde?

    I'm no help except to say it sho looks nice. I've only had the 305 A style, sold it and moved to another brand but I do own an Eastman E10 OM acoustic and the AR 372 CE archtop and I really like...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    You should try a VPick 1.5mm they cost $5 each, most you got to lose is 5 bucks. I use the teardrop traditional lite 1.5mm and have always played with the shoulders. I have a couple vpicks I've used...
  25. Re: Tips. exercises, approach to strumming while playing melody

    you might could try what is referred to in jazz as "call and response"... play a single chord, 2 or 4 bars etc of the chord at different tempos (your call) and then play a portion of the major scale,...
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