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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of you folks are making things much more complicated than it should be. QUIT (or cut back on) relying on some sort of Visual "memorization", whether it's Tab, notation, or looking at your...
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    hello again Bhiyao,
    Yes go for the chords. Here's a couple tips that may help:
    The challenge in chordal rhythmic accompaniment is not the formation of a new chord--we look at a...
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    The "Essential" Chris Thile

    The online music journal where I work, San Francisco Classical Voice, mostly covers classical music, opera, and jazz, with occasional forays into folk and traditional music from around the globe.
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    What it takes to get Bluegrass in WaPo!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/07/27/seward-alaska-lydia-jacoby-tokyo-olympics/?utm_campaign=wp_the_optimist&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_optimist&carta-url=ht...
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    Re: best use of GIJM and Jethro books

    general tips that might move things along:

    No matter what you're working on(scales/arppegios, melodies, transcriptions, chords, chord-melodies) try to keep track of how it sounds, how it feels,...
  6. Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    Irish trad: Planxty first album, got it around 82. A true classic.
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    Re: Struggling with Eastman V-neck

    I have both V and C necks and like them both. You should not be putting your thumb on the point of the V, it's not a guitar. Thumb should be placed on the G side flat of the V. No need to grip hard...
  8. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    I think that's a forerunner of the Townshend Technique, in which the instrument is inverted, held by the neck near the peghead, and swung down to the stage.

    Or perhaps the photographer noticed...
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    You spoke too soon. There was indeed a mention of this marvelous occurrence on this thread, which has been lingering (and malingering) far past any usefulness, beyond providing some modicum of comic...
  10. Re: A tip that’s helping my clarity and speed

    Strum machine is a really nice resource but since I already own iRealPro I generally use that or backup tracks on the www. In addition to tempo change iRealPro also has a mode that will change keys...
  11. NMD Girouard Concert A5 (pictures and a video)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUu6j2OxMGM

    During the pandemic I've sold off and replaced every instrument I owned. Retooling everything to suit what I want to do? An ADHD...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Also, even in solo playing, root can be omitted on many chords. It will be implied in the context of the chord progression, so the listener will “hear” the root - actually the modulation of the...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    The man to learn counter melody and harmony lines from is Dave Surette. He is the master at this. His Green Mandolin and Northern Roots CD have a lot of octave and bouzouki on them.
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    Re: Just tuning. Will it make things better?

    There's a lot of BS about tunings on guitar websites, ranging from variations on 12 tone ET tuning (which is what fretted instruments in the Western world are designed for, and it is a compromise) to...
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    Joe K Walsh, Darol Anger and Mike Barnett

    Thought I'd share this great video. The fiddle playing is wonderful, but what is also striking is how Joe's rhythm playing really drives the tune...and his solo break is fantastic too

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  16. MP3 of the Day - Crack of Noon by Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitche

    MP3 of the Day

    From the Mandolin Cafe MP3 Library.

    Song title: Crack of Noon
    By: Crack of Noon by Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitche from the album If You Can't Stand the Heat
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  17. Re: Loose “traditional style” tailpiece cover

    +1 for pops1. I've had them too tight and did the opposite. Be careful as to not damage/scratch anything. I use needle nose pliers and cover the mando with an old t-shirt. And take my time!!
  18. Re: Loose “traditional style” tailpiece cover

    I usually bend one or both to make it fit well yet come off easily. Take your time and bend only slightly until it is where you want it.
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    Stolen mandolin recovered!

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share a very happy story with you, and it's really only happy because of the help of this wonderful community here on Mandolin Cafe!

    Earlier last year our shop was...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    re-reading the original post I see the poster was asking for suggestions of tunes, and coming from a flat-pick fiddle backround. So here comes a bunch of that. Not to suggest that the book and...
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    Big Sciota // One Man Jam Session

    Had some fun messing around with Big Sciota in the studio today (skip to 1:01 for the performance). Thanks for watching!


    https://youtu.be/3Jm7ftgkGrQ
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Slightly detune one string of each pair. Doesn't have to be much, but you'll hear it. Be consistent - when you alter the pitch in a pair (say the treble string), do the same orientation with the...
  23. Re: Best exercise source for fast accurate picking?

    A great deal of classical mandolin technique can be applied to BG and other styles of music.

    a good example, the book by August Watters:
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    "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Just ran across this on YouTube -- I'm not sure if it's been posted here before. The Del McCoury band is jamming with friends. Sierra Hull is doing a sensitive interpretation on mandolin. Someone at...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Everyones different for sure. All I know is I can't listen to Michael Cleveland tear into a tune, without being brought to tears sometimes.
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