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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Hi Round2!

    If you are not working (or did not work) with a teacher to learn to play the mandolin, how did you go about it?

    I have never worked with a teacher, except maybe just a smidgeon with...
  2. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I enjoy being here also, like Hank, Sue and others. Lots of nice folks here.

    As far as an unexpected benefit, I have learned to read music, which has helped me in singing hymns at church. Still...
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    The book I have from Marilynn Mair, after you get past the basic section, shows 8th notes (4/4/ time) DD with 16th notes DUDU. Based on Ms. Mair's direction in her book, I would say your natural way...
  4. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Hi Cunparis. I have an Eastman that I purchased from The Mandolin Store and I really like it. It sounds like those of us living in the U.S.A. may be a little spoiled to being able to try before we...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Thanks for the good news.
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    Hi zdub. If I were you, I would just play the Eastman you have for a while. You can always change to an F style whenever you want.
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Really good news!
  8. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    I missed this yesterday, so will hafe to join Eric in wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Dennis. Prayers for you to get well soon.
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    Re: Update From The Mandolin Store

    I bought a mandolin from your Dad a while back, but I think I am one of those perpetual beginners. I would be embarrassed to do a video for your Dad, but I can and will pray for a speedy recovery....
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    You and me both, Sherry!
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    A few years ago I tried playing with a couple of guys at church. Both of them had guitars. One of the guys just simply could not play chords in time so when the other guy moved away, I quit doing...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Congratulations on such a great find, Sue! Really nice looking.
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    Re: Arkansas Traveller with Lyrics

    I'll add my thanks, Charley. I like that song, but then again I am an Arkansan :). Sometimes I think I could be the old man!
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    Re: purchase for social distancing

    Thanks for the report, Lorraine.
  15. Re: Getting Small Chubby Hand/Wrist to Reach Around

    Welcome to the forum, GrammaSherry.

    I am just a senior citizen newbie, so not much help in solving your problem. While you are trying to decide about on-line or in-person lessons, you may want...
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    Re: A Newcomer to Mandolin Asks the Experts

    I am still a newbie (or at least consider myself one!), so definitely not an expert. Since you already know music theory, you might benefit from Marilynn Mair's book, "The Complete Mandolinist." I...
  17. Re: Can anyone please share some thoughts on the Eastman MD515CC?

    If you are wondering about the strings, I would recommend you talk on the phone to Dennis at the Mandolin Store. They are very helpful, and may be able to help you select strings that will give you...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Not nearly enough for me, either :(.
  19. Re: Can anyone please share some thoughts on the Eastman MD515CC?

    I have the Eastman MD505 and I like it a lot. I think you will be pleased.
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Hi Marie.

    I am a newbie mandolin player, but can add (for what it is worth) that most of the classical players I have seen play either a bowl back or an A style oval hole.

    Either way, enjoy...
  21. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Thanks for posting the talk. I was not aware Dennis had a health problem. I'm glad TMS is continuing to do well even with the pandemic going on. Good guys there.
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    Thank you again, Ruth, for taking you time to help out us less experienced players. You do an outstanding job teaching! I enjoyed the extra also. Beautiful piece.
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    Thank you, Ruth. Very helpful.
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    Thanks again, Ruth.

    Quick question: I know this question has generated a lot of back and forth on this forum, but my question is about anchoring when using tremolo. I have been practicing...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome to the Cafe, Mando43.
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