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    Re: A good Slaid Cleaves song for 2021

    A friend I used to play with quite a bit sang his song Temporary. She was absolutely amazing singing it and the handful of times we did it publicly, it left people stunned.
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    Re: Danger of imitating an inlay logo/brand?

    PRS Guitars are known for the bird logo on their fingerboards as fret markers.

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    https://www.prsguitars.com/products/se_acoustic/
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    (Verse) If you see a big eel,
    and his teeth are like steel,
    That’s a Moray. (A Moray!)

    If he’s big and he’s mean
    and he’s slimy and green,
    That’s a Moray. (A Moray)

    (Chorus) If he slices...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Jethro said in at least one show that his wife offered to pack his bags and cut him loose if she had to hear him teach one more student Sweet Georgia Brown.
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Floating fingers means letting your fingers glide along the pick guard or finger rest to establish a depth reference. That is the normal technique for guitar and is used by a significant number of...
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    Re: Curious about mandola nomenclature

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    Historical Note
    It has been said that Thomas Jefferson played one and was quite good at it.
  7. Thread: Down Up help

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    Re: Down Up help

    I went through that on guitar. I was having unexplained crash and burns in jams on songs I knew well and had played hundreds of times. At Kaufmann Kamp I had Russ Barenberg look at my picking to...
  8. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Here is Bryan Sutton's tribute from a couple of days ago.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XDwCBp52YA
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Pick through the strings instead of lifting your hand or raising the pick out of the strings. Keep your pick motion in the plane of the strings as much as possible. It has to be worked on at very...
  10. Re: Tips for bending/fitting the F5 bottom point rib piece?

    Another reason for leaving them long if you are hot pipe bending is to have something to hold on to as you bend. Otherwise you are left with a flat near the end of the curve.
  11. Thread: HELP with tuning

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    Re: HELP with tuning

    Tuning a guitar in fifths would have several issues you have to overcome. The first is finding appropriate string gauges so you do not put too much tension on the instrument.

    The second is the...
  12. Thread: Bad habits?

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    Re: Bad habits?

    I set up the 1 3/16 nuts on my mandolins around 1.06 outside to outside G to E strings.

    To help with not hitting adjacent strings your fingers should be aligned more along the length of the...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    That got me to messing around with Stairway on my mandolin. You know it does not sound too bad.
  14. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    I first saw him live at Merlefest in 2007 when he toured with Allison Krauss. I had heard a lot of his recordings but was not at all prepared for the impact of his live playing. There was no one...
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    Re: Bridge post sources

    Typical bridge posts and thumbwheels are 5-40 thread. I believe they are available on Amazon.
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Has anyone figured out the tricky fingering in the sixth measure?
  18. Thread: Italian mandolin

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    Re: Italian mandolin

    It is mostly just a matter of style. The mandolin was extremely popular during the early 1900s for Italian music and some similar styles so there are a lot of them out there. Their sound is more...
  19. Re: Changing Keys in a Song...Can Someone Help Me Understand it?

    Here is where a little theory can help a lot. The key is the home note, the note the song or tune wants to end up with. One of the reasons for changing keys is as you said to fit someone's voice. ...
  20. Thread: Beginner info

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    Re: Beginner info

    If you have not already you should listen to the music Jerry Garcia and David Grismann made together. There are lot of videos on YouTube and they produced a number of cds. It is not lessons but...
  21. Thread: Italian mandolin

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    Re: Italian mandolin

    These instruments unfortunately do not have a high monetary value. Even complete and in very good condition they will fetch a few hundred dollars. A handful of extremely desirable brands in top...
  22. Thread: Blem Mandolins

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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    Yes I have heard those kinds of blemishes on Gilchrists, Loars, Dudenbostels, Montelleones, etc. It is amazing what seems to get past those guys. You would think top tier mandolin makers would have...
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    Re: How do you play these measures?

    There are two ways to play simultaneous notes on non adjacent strings. One is the hybrid method where you hit the lower note with the pick as you pluck the higher string with your middle or ring...
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    Even more important than on mandolin

    LEARN TO PLAY RHYTHM AND ACCOMPANIMENT!

    Before you start learning fills and lead learn to play basic open chord shapes C, A, G, E, D and F and how to use a...
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    Re: Not all is bad about Covid :-)

    There have been a lot of wonderful You Tube and Facebook concerts and videos as a result of things being shut down. One I have been following regularly is from Leland Sklar who puts out a daily...
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