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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    Having a trusted music shop helps with buying sight unseen. I can't speak to the Kentucky mandolins but I know the Northfield is a good mando. I have the F5M which preceded the Artist Series. I...
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    Re: Monroe Style Help

    Christopher Henry transcribes alot of Monroe stuff and has a website full of videos and workshops.

    The lesson for Roanoke is there, heres the link -...
  3. Re: Article: Modern Mandolin Camp Designed for Experienced Player

    Nice, looking forward to something more advanced.
  4. Re: Left hand exercise keeping one finger stationary

    I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for but I wanted to suggest something different…I play Old Joe Clark sometimes with my index finger holding down the 2 string A chord while fretting the...
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    Re: Question about shipping

    Congrats on your new mando!

    You didn't say how much the mando cost but I'm guessing its a bit spendy if its a custom build, for $400 it’s a no brainer for me, ship it overnight.

    The shipping...
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    I have two, one is khaki and my favorite - the black one I won in a drawing shortly after i joined the Cafe. I would guess a run will be done again, id love to see some pastel colors and maybe...
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    Re: Help with slash chords

    The mando is not a guitar so slash chords may or may not work, you'll have to experiment and decide what you like, the guitar is probably picking up the D so just play the Cm and see if you like it.
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    Re: Question

    Bluegrass Breakdown, an awesome tune indeed!
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    Re: Beatles tunes

    Nice thread for some great song ideas, I have alot to work on. I do a crosspick of Norwegian Wood and a chord melody of You’ve got to Hide your Love Away.
  10. Re: do you own/have experience with a Martin Style 5 Terz?

    I owned a terz style guitar that was made by a local luthier. It was a fabulous guitar and I loved it…when I played it. I would take it to jams and camps but most - including pros - just weren’t...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    I forgot to mention that there are a couple slow downer apps I use to learn tunes/songs. One is Amazing Slow Downer for audio the other is one called Audiostretch that a fellow Cafe member turned...
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    Re: David McLaughlin Style

    Such a cool song! He is a super nice guy, I'd contact him and have him teach you what he's doing.
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    Re: Fiddle Tune Chord Change Book

    Here is a link to a nice list of tunes with the chords from Steve Kaufman

    https://www.flatpik.com/kamp-items/songs-people-play-at-kamp
  14. Re: Banjo Ben Clark store, lessons and Eastman 515V

    I bought an Eastman mandola from them a few years ago, the order process was great. I had a question that was quickly resolved with a short convo with Jake and I received it quickly with no issues....
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    Re: Transposing Notes

    It is very good practice to transpose tunes/songs to other keys. You could start with a more familiar tune like twinkle twinkle little star or other common nursery rhymes or whatever you know. ...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Not mandolin specific but I recently got the Jimmy Martin and Osborne Bros box sets and that is my plan for an upcoming road trip. Tone poems is a good album, Bluegrass Mando Extravaganza, David...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Listen to the tune and learn the chords first, hum along until you got it and then tackle the melody. Welcome to the Cafe.
  18. Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    When I hear the pick click on my Gibson it reminds me that the pick is digging into the strings too far rather than just skipping over them enough to make noise, I use it as a reminder to clean up my...
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    I don’t really practice measured tremolo at all as I like to more free form it when I’m playing…that said, it was suggested in a wks I attended to take a tune like a waltz and play it all tremolo so...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    Love these strings and mine lasted a year. I put a set on in Feb 2020 and just recently changed them in the last month or so. I would buy more but the price has nearly doubled from the last time I...
  21. Re: Anyone Else Using Chris Henry's Monroe Video Lessons?

    I have just about every video that Christopher has produced and think the quality is fine, anything gets better over time but there is no way to compare what he does as a one man band with PegHead...
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    Re: Lakota mandolin straps

    I have both braided and flat, the braid “gives” slightly, the flat one not at all. Love them both…need more mandos…
  23. Re: Beginner - Hoping to get more into chord work

    Like, you just want to change chords all the time…

    I dont know any punk mando tunes but you could look at jazz tunes, they generally have alot of chords - All the things you are comes to mind.
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    This is my source for music theory…:disbelief:
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    Re: Capo for an octave

    I use Paige capos that store on the neck…for no particular reason other than they store on the neck and I don't have to search around for one. They work well for me and I dont get any fret buzz with...
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