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    Re: Reading music

    This is true. We play one scale, and only 9 notes. No flats, no sharps, nothing like that at all. Looking back on it, it was quite simple.
    I want to thank everyone here for their suggestions, and...
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    Re: Reading music

    I think you hit the nail on the head. With the pipes, it was almost cheating, as we only had 9 notes-and, well, there were a finite amount of arrangements to play. Add the embellishments in there,...
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    Re: Reading music

    Thank you all for your input. I do have an instructor I had a lesson with, and am scheduling another one soon. My problem with that is twofold: one, my schedule, due to my vocation, varies a lot,...
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    Reading music

    In short, this is a stumbling block for me. One I am sure others have run into. I will preface this by stating that I dont want to learn tab, I want to learn how to read music.
    All that being said,...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    I just stumbled across this and sent an email. As a new player, I really appreciate this!!!
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    Re: Suggestions on a beginner "set list"

    I actually checked out your site, and it is helping me with a ton of ideas. Thank you for the advice!
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    Re: Eastman mandolins for sale

    Mandolin store is currently doing a sale. I just picked one up on sale. As a lefty, its hard to find lefty mandos :)
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    Suggestions on a beginner "set list"

    I have only been at this a couple months, and, although progressing at an acceptable pace, I am starting to plan ahead to put together a basic set list of tunes I like. Coming from a bagpiping...
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    Re: New player looking for instruction

    I did not, and didnt even think of that. Thank you!
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    New player looking for instruction

    I picked up the instrument a few months ago, but really just started getting serious with it about 3 weeks ago. With the help of mandolessons.com, I am working on playing chords, and the G scale. I...
  11. Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    As a bagpiper for over 15 years, I once had an "experience" flying with my pipes. I was flying from MA to WA for, likely to visit my brother or my nephew-both of whom were stationed at Lewis. This...
  12. Re: Grand daughter is a Lefty - Help needed converting RH to LH

    Not the playing itself so much, as the marching and counter marching. I should have been more clear :). One of the best pipers I have ever witnessed, lives just north of me, and plays lefty.
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    Re: Hello, first time player here

    Thank you all!! To address some questions:
    I am working on standard notation, which, come to find out, isnt as difficult as I originally anticipated. I still have a learning curve, but, once I can...
  14. Re: Grand daughter is a Lefty - Help needed converting RH to LH

    A little late to this, but, I am a lefty and, I never played an instrument until my mid 30s.
    Then, I picked up the bagpipes (go big or go home I guess!!!) My first instructor asked me if I needed to...
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    Hello, first time player here

    There isnt a formal introduction thread (that I saw), so I figured I would introduce myself briefly, and explain why I am here.
    My name is Bill, I live in MA (in the US), am JUST shy of 50, work as...
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