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  1. Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Maybe, but you really want to build up your strength and technique with the strings you have, IMO. Then if you want to switch to lighter strings at a later date your barres will be even better.
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  2. Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I don't really do barre chords a lot with the stuff I'm playing these days. (Monroe chop chords are an ongoing struggle, but that's true no matter what instrument I'm playing.) You're probably not...
  3. Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I was reluctant to start a whole new thread about my experience, but since this thread is just sitting here...

    I want to put in a word for the folks at Gold Tone Music Group because they really...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    I'm glad I stumbled on this thread and the modalmixture video. Any suggestions to help with doing triplet tremolo? When I get to the point where the video talks about "outsourcing" the motion to your...
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    One of the bennies of SH’s Patreon is a discount on her merch, which I mention because that’s how I know she’s selling a book/DVD set: the book is tab and standard notation for 10 of her songs, and...
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    Just FYI, last night as part of the $20 tier benefit, Ms. Hull did her first monthly live stream. She jammed with her husband for a bit more than an hour and then spent 20 minutes or so answering...
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    Re: And just like that...

    Well, as Alfred Hitchcock is reputed to have said, "I have the heart of a child...it's in a jar on the mantlepiece!"
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    Re: And just like that...

    I've just fallen down a rabbit hole of YouTube reviews and suchlike. The Microcube looks pretty good and, more importantly, it's available locally (Israel) at somewhat less than an extortionate...
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    And just like that...

    ...I have my first emando, a Gold Tone 5 string.

    I'm having a blast with it so far, but as a newb to electric instruments and still a relative newb to the mandolin I have questions, such as

    Any...
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    Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    Sierra Hull has started a Patreon as a way to connect with fans.

    If you have $100 a month, you can get one-on-one lessons from her. I do not have $100 a month, besides which me taking a lesson...
  11. What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    You ever have a time when you're not enjoying playing very much? I feel like I've plateaued lately - not making good progress on new tunes, not improving much on tunes I already know, my fingers just...
  12. Re: I seem to have conceived an unnatural lust...

    I've never seen one in the flesh, though. Is it a decent instrument? Didn't Gold-Tone used to be a Sears house name for their one-step-above-toy guitars, or am I misremembering?
  13. I seem to have conceived an unnatural lust...

    ...for the Gold-Tone 5 string electric mandolin. I'm seeing various editions available for under $500. I had to physically restrain myself last night from clicking Buy It Now.

    Am I nuts?...
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    Re: Chris Thile Livestream

    Hey, thanks for this! I guess I have to start following another social media platform now that Live From Here is cancelled.
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    I woke to the news this morning, totally depressing. I emigrated from the USA a decade ago, and Live From Here is one of the few US shows that I still listen to. That show turned me on to so much...
  16. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    I just bought a (digital) copy - I'll let you know how it goes! I'm currently kind of in the middle of Sharon Gilchrist's intermediate course on Peghead Nation so I think this might be a good place...
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    Jinx, DaveGinNJ, you owe me a Coke!
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    I fly a fair amount internationally and I've never had a problem with the mando as carryon. (My last trip, it was the mando in a hard case and a soprano ukulele in a gig bag bungeed together!) It...
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    Re: Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    New! and Improved! Whiter! Brighter! Longer-lasting!

    ...no, seriously, I cleaned up some of those transitions I missed on the first pass. Also here's the version I took it from:

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    Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    This is deceptively simple little instrumental that I like very much. It's also the first time I worked out a complete song on my own from listening/watching. It's not perfect, there are a couple of...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    (Progress update: just got neeeearly all the way thru Jerusalem Ridge at 150 bpm before falling apart completely. Yay me.)
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    Re: Picking faster?

    This thread came along at exactly the right time for me. I'd like to share what I've been doing that's helped my speed, and also ask for some advice.

    I try to do about half an hour of just tremolo...
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    Re: This is not a brag...

    Sure, it could happen - if I live to be 130. :grin:
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    This is not a brag...

    ...but I had to come share. I worked out a Sarah Jarosz break. It's from She Left Me Standing On The Mountain. I'm playing something that Sarah Jarosz played. Of course she recorded it when she was...
  25. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I saw Sierra Hull play that Mandocaster at Grey Fox. I'd never seen an electric before and I couldn't figure out what the hell I was looking at. I had to get home and google until I found pictures.
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