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    Re: Ookpik Waltz- Chris Thile

    I was so happy to find this on tab. It is also known as the Scott Wicklund song. A legendary smokejumper, skier, adventurer who sadly is no longer with us A video "Holding the line" was made on the...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    He does a heck of Bach. Not Italian, but not blue or Irish
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    There is something about this that is soothing to the raw reality of the days we live in. Yoyo Ma had that same perspective and he played in Christchurch New Zealand after a major earthquake they had...
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    Re: First mandolin

    The Chinese have been making instruments for thousands of years. Most important, a SOLID wood, no laminate construction and pay for a proper set up. You may have to budget a bit more, but if you...
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    Re: Flinthill mandolins

    Hello, I bought the FHM 75 about 8 years ago, under similar circumstances. It was the only one in stock. Knowing nothing about them I took the plunge and played it for awhile but after listening to...
  6. Thread: String winder

    by rodarbal
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    String winder

    Hey all,
    Looking to buy a string winder. None say mandolin specific, but I am sure some will fit. Probably some better than others. What works for you?

    Best regards
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    Re: Irish Mandolin lessons?

    I feel ya on the advanced age issue. There are some great tools on YouTube that actually do slow tabs and even slower tabs (too slow for me, something is really lost). But it is a great tool.
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    Up grading my Flinthill

    I bought a flint hill F style quite a few years ago, and it has really opened up and sounds quite pleasant. I enjoy it. At one time I was considering upgrading to a finer instrument but I could not...
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    Re: JazzMando website to sunset soon

    Being new to mandolin, it was one of the first books I picked up. Not an easy read for a beginner but like all things, repetition and practice can make basic scales musical. Your insight is...
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    Re: Flinthill mandolins

    Six years later I am still playing it and it is playing in nicely. All solid spruce and maple makes this a very nice student model. The proper set up and the eye of a competent luthier are key here....
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    Re: Self taught practice

    I find myself in agreement with the above. There are so many paths and choices now I like them all so to focus one one end is impossible. So trying not to overthink it and thereby over complicate it...
  12. I lucked out at #253 but already took my navy...

    I lucked out at #253 but already took my navy physical. They only took to 100 in 1972
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    Re: Comparing 3 Mandos

    Liked 1 and 3, thinking 3 had slightly more sustain and depth but by a hair over 1. 2 was shallow,
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    Re: Self taught practice

    Thanks Mark, that would be great.

    forivers@gmail.com
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    Re: Self taught practice

    I actually have found a teacher in Southern California. When I visit there I will pick up a few lessons. Thank You!
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    Self taught practice

    Hello all, Just your thoughts on how you practice. I am self teaching and find my hour a day doing random stuff with little structure. Do some do scales for a bit then work on a song or just...
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    Re: Flinthill mandolins

    If the price is right then buy it and have a real luthier set it up. It will be the best it can be.
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    Re: Flinthill mandolins

    I bought a flinthill f model and it seemed OK at first, but just got dull. So I brought it to a luthier who said it was not set up properly. He trued all the frets and set it up properly, apparently...
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    Re: Flinthill mandolins

    I bought a flinthill f style and as a beginner, I strummed several f's and a models. I came back to this one as it just sounded nice. For the money, I am happy. I did not like their A model, it was a...
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