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    Re: Please critique my playing

    Thanks for all of the comments everyone. I really appreciate that you took the time to listen.

    This has been a useful exercise for me, as I have never record myself before. I only did one take,...
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    Re: Please critique my playing

    You're right about Tennessee Waltz, but that wasn't supposed to be Wish You Were Here at the start. Good guess. :)
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    Please critique my playing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfgXPFbjUKg
    My first video upload here. Please let me know how it sounds and what I need to work on to get better. Thanks!

    BONUS: Four Internet points to anyone...
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    Re: Weber Gallatin faded leather look

    If I understand the look you are looking for, doesn't the Weber Red Rocks fit the bill? The fact that it's deeper than a traditional f-style is interesting, I'd like to try one.

    ETA: the one I...
  5. Re: New Artistworks Bluegrass Mandolin with Sierra Hull!

    Any examples of the type of unique rhythm playing you are referring to?

    I'm not that familiar with Sierra, but i really enjoyed a few things I've heard. I'm considering signing up for the...
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    REELS: What are your favorites?

    I'm still a bit new to this music. I really enjoyed picking out Jessamyn's Reel by Chris Thile, and now I discovered Amanda's Reel by Kenny Smith which I really enjoy.

    So far, Amanda's reel is a...
  7. Re: some good mandolin on this new Billy Strings video

    Great performance all around.
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    Any good Mandolin Transcription books?

    I'm looking for good books of Mandolin Transcriptions. Just about any style, but good quality transcriptions.

    I currently have Tone Poems by David Grisman, but am looking to branch out a bit.
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    Listening now and liking it more than expected. Nice intimate sound with just mandolin and vocals. I'm listening on shuffle and really enjoyed the Sonata so far, and just the overall sound of the...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    I'm getting more interested in that Nashville trip. I know Carter Vintage is there, and Mr. Gruhn has a shop there. Any other places/areas I should check out?

    I also need to research a bit of what...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Depends where you're driving, but if it's two long days, I'm assuming you'll be passing through some rural terrain. I really enjoy Bill Frisell's album "Nashville" for trips like this. It does...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    I love Schoenberg Guitars, but I called them and their voicemail said they're not yet reopened post-covid. I figured I could make an appointment if I was interested in a specific instrument, but...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    OP here.

    I really, really liked the Collings I played at the local dealer (Gryphon Stringed Instruments). But - they always have five or six new Collings in stock, as well as some Kentuckys and...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    Make that nine years. I just noticed my registration date. :grin:
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    Question about Collings mandolins

    Hello all,

    My local shop has a pretty large selections of mandolins, mostly new. I currently only have one mandolin, a $300 Savannah SA-120. It stays in tune, and has served me well for learning,...
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    Classical mandolin studies collection

    Hello all,

    I'm primarily a guitar player who has been picking up mandolin for the past five years or so. I enjoy bluegrass and other styles, and have mostly been playing Grisman waltzes and...
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    Brick and mortar Mandolin stores in the US?

    I've never played many top end mandolins, except a high end Collings at Gryphon music, and a Hutto at Pleasant Valley music, and a few of the better Eastmans.

    I'll be traveling around the US a lot...
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    Re: Thile and Marshall in Portland...

    I just saw Thile last night in Davis, CA.

    Would love to see Mike Marshall, especially with Choro Famoso!
  19. Easy/moderate classical pieces for solo mandolin?

    I'm pretty new to the mandolin in general, and especially the classical repertoire for the instrument. I've been dabbling with the first Bach partita and am about a third through it.

    The Bach is...
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    Re: "C" chop chord

    I mute and use pick control. Normally when chopping, I'll voice the full chord, but only hit the bottom two notes. When I hold my hand down in the chop position and then arpeggiate the chord, the GDA...
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    Re: fancy "bling" mandos.

    Glad you like it. No, I did not build it myself, it is from a father/son builder that live in Washington State:

    http://www.hydemade.com/instruments-mando-blue.html
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    Re: fancy "bling" mandos.

    Here is mine, sort of a non-traditional resonator mandolin.

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    Re: Good "starter" Bach for mandolin

    Thanks for all the advice everyone!
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    Good "starter" Bach for mandolin

    Hello all,

    I've played a few Bach pieces on guitar and piano before, and am somewhat new to the mandolin. On the other instruments, I've used Bach passages as exercises to improve my technique on...
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