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    Re: How to build a solo?

    I was taught to play the melody straight the first time through and add flourishes on the second pass. You can hear this is almost all bluegrass solos.
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    The first "breakthrough" I had was being able to chord the 4 finger G and move it up the neck. After that, it was playing the scales inside that pattern.

    Focus on the goals, not the obstacles.
  3. Re: Information on Michael Kelly Mandolin

    The early ones were made in Korea and have pressed, not carved solid tops. The one you have with the different F holes was a single year run I think around around 2006 or so. They used to be...
  4. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    The coating keeps the sweat and grime from going through the windings on the wound strings and helps some with the plain strings. Here in Florida it is a real issue, with the salt air and outdoor...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I bought one refurbished from a school program for use on an album project. The bowing is the hardest part.
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    Re: Picks- Acrylic

    Been using the V-Pick Medium R for years. Best I have found for me. Never had to re-polish it. The response and sound are great. Cannot use a thin (under 1mm) on anything anymore. Just can't stand...
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    Re: forearm / elbow pain

    Had similar issues in the past. Was tensing up too much as I played. Going from the "muscle memory" of a longer scale instrument to a shorter scale changes the geometry of the shoulder, elbow, and...
  8. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    Know what you are looking. Find one you are comfortable playing. Take measurements. Some have radiused necks, some don't. There are thick necks, thin necks, V necks, etc. Scale length can be from the...
  9. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Thomastiks.
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    Re: stand or sit?

    As far as playing out, sit if you are wallpaper, stand if you are putting on a show.
  11. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    I had a RAG mandolin built to my specs a couple of months ago for $1500, and could not be happier.

    https://ragmandolins.com/home
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    Re: Help Transcribing a Piece

    I have "written" to the computer via MIDI keyboard and gotten reasonable good sheet music.

    I was recording a song and brought in a very classically trained bassoon player for a part, and she was...
  13. Re: Songs/tunes that drive our partners (and families) crazy!

    I guess I am lucky. My wife is pretty solid on guitar and she will play the accompaniment over and over as I work a piece out.

    Lat couple we were playing with were Moon River and That's A Plenty....
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    The "Easy Does It" method is to focus on the goals, not the obstacles.
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    Re: RAG Mandolin review

    I've had mine for about a month and love it.
  16. Re: Learning octave mandolin before regular mandolin

    Tenor guitar strung GDAE might be another avenue for those who can't compress their fingers to mandolin size chord shapes.
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    His use of double stops and chord voiceings in the melodies is amazing.
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    Re: Sixties Music

    One of the first songs I did on mandolin was A Whiter Shade of Pale
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    The Jethro Burns "Swing Low Sweet Mandolin" on Acoustic Disc has 16 good tracks. Just Jethro and Don Stiernberg.
  20. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    I play both guitar and mandolin in our band. Another band member switches between mandolin and fiddle. It is noice to break it up and have a different sound.
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    Re: Decent preamps for Mando pickup

    After trying just about everything, I have settled for now on a Tech 21 Q\Strip Parametric EQ. Two sweepable midrange bands, HP and LP filters, XLR out. Phantom, battery or 9V power, tuner out. Very...
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    Re: Question about my beater/traveller

    Coated strings may be a good idea. Learning some basic set up skills is always a good idea. A solid case is also good. My first mandolin had the headstock snapped because I left it on the sofa and it...
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    Re: Need to improve my tone

    Once you have the opportunity to play something really nice, you will start saving for one. Many fine options. Many fine American builders.
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    I've used a car battery and 600W inverter on a small dolly. Hang a beach towel over it because it looks a little ugly.
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    Re: Help with mandola strings pls

    Thomastiks. Warm and mellow.
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