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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    Same with Lady Be Good and Limehouse Blues. I'll allow it :)
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    Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    Hey everyone :)

    So I'm looking around to find bluegrass standards or "new standards" that have a 6 2 5 1 change in them. I know Salty Dog Blues is basically a 1 6 2 5 1 song (G E A D G) and I...
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Thanks Jim and Jeff. I agree with ya both. I'm planning on using a song to showcase how to use these as well. I figure I'll use a simple song and show how the double stops can be used to build a...
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Thanks Jeff. More or less the plan is to have the workshop with notes / handouts on my website. The primary goal for me giving this workshop is to get more students - so redirecting to my site is...
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Thanks all.

    I will definitely review the Nashville Numbering system. I likely will just have a handout or something that explains it so I don't need to really spend time on it.

    I prepared...
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    Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Hey all -

    I'm running a mandolin workshop in a few weeks and the topic I originally planned I've decided is too in depth for a 60 minute workshop (the original idea was "How to learn a song at...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    Thanks all - I'm fairly set on the Deering in large part because the main factory is nearby and I'll be able to play / visit before I buy. Plus a bunch of musician friends wanna make the trip with...
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    What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    Hey all

    I think I'm going to purchase a Tenor Banjo because, well I'm entirely sure why - but I've wanted one since I went to Ireland a few years back and figure now is a good a time as any. To...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of players use cheat sheets for some of their favorite songs to call out. Like just a small piece of paper with the first lyrics for each verse and the key printed on it. They tape this to...
  10. Thread: Tax Day Cometh

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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    When I've bought my mandolins from an out of state retailer (AZ and TN) I've had them ship it back for me rather than take it with me right then and there. I'm not sure why, but doing it that way I...
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    Re: Starting to see the difference

    I used to look at it linear - especially for fiddle tunes. The melody was the main thing I was concerned about. That said, later I started really diving into the fretboard layout. I started...
  12. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    The tailpiece is an easy fix and shouldn't cause value drop (potentially can increase value if you put a better tailpiece on etc). You could probably do this yourself for under $100 all in. The...
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    Re: String Pair Out of Tune

    Sounds stupid - but how do you wind your strings on the pegs? I've seen this happen when the strings are wound too high on the pegs. This makes it so rather than having the strings bend over the...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    If the mandolin is in a decent hard case - it doesn't make a difference really. I would strongly recommend that you don't put anything heavy on the case and make sure the mandolin is not by a window...
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    Re: App "Chord Cracker Pro For Mandoiin"

    Never heard of the app - I use the analog version (paper and pen haha).

    For a beginner, I can see a use for an easy chord book / app - but this app sounds pretty bad haha. An A+13 (A Augmented...
  16. Thread: Warm up song

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    Warm up song

    I'm just curious if other people have their "go to warmup song" they use or if it's just me. I've been playing a mash up of Whiskey Before Breakfast and St. Anne's Reel as my main warm up song(s)...
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    4th Tuesday Bluegrass Jam in La Mesa, CA

    For anyone around SoCal area - just a heads up, I'm starting a Bluegrass Jam on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6p to 9p at Helix Brewing in La Mesa. There's a food truck on site and two breweries...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    If you have the time, read the Practice of Practice. It's a great book overall regarding how to practice pretty much anything.

    I approach lyrical songs and fiddle tunes slightly different. The...
  19. Re: Is this a chord? first fret, D AND A, then G&E on 3rd fret?

    That's an inversion of Eb major (top note is Bb). Usually you can omit the high E string when playing the chord unless that note is needed for the melody etc. Personally I rarely play the high E on...
  20. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    IMO, it's very difficult to get a "lifer" mandolin (especially with an installed pickup) for $600. The pickup itself usually is at least $100 with the installation (sometimes more).

    If I was in...
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    Re: Luthier Tune-up Frequency

    Any mandolin player should be able to do some basic setup including:

    + String changes (also knowing when to change strings)
    + Fixing basic intonation issues with the floating bridge
    + Fixing...
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    Re: EastWOOD electric mandolin

    I've never been able to find a solid body 8-string electric mandolin that I thought sounded great - most often I hear a phase type noise which is annoying :( I do love me some 4 string (or even...
  23. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    I ran in to the promoter while on site - she was not self-quarantining from what I saw. I saw her two times - once on the main stage grounds under the parachute talking with a group of people and...
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    South State 48 - looks awesome!

    So I just heard about South State 48 jam in Carlsbad CA. Looks like it's gonna be a great time for pickers.

    https://californiabluegrass.org/south-state-48/home/
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    I don't think anyone needs a teacher these days - anything a teacher could teach you, you can find online (often free).

    I think every mandolin player needs a coach. Someone to lead them in the...
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