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  1. Re: OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    Thanks everyone for your replies, there were lots of suggestions to try and things to think about. I've been practicing daily and the finger stretches are getting easier. After an initial period of...
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    Re: Chord-Melody on Tenor Guitar

    I know this is an old thread but I hope the OP is still around..

    I'm impressed with the progress the OP (crisscross) made with the chord melody arrangements. I'm interested in getting this book...
  3. OM closed position fingering and pinky and FFCP

    Hi,

    I don't have an OM (yet). I've been experimenting on my GDAE tuned baritone uke (19.5" scale length) trying to decide if I want to get an OM or tenor guitar. Or just keep the baritone uke.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    I have my soprano uke in GDAE (with a "low-G") too. Even when the soprano was in uke tuning, I never liked that re-entrant G so I replaced it with a low G.

    I'm having a hard time with the finger...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    I guess the course must be over now, so how did you all like it? How much of the course was on accompaniment?

    If he does the class again I'd like to take it. I don't have an octave mandolin...
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    Re: Beyond Bluegrass Mandolin - First Impressions?

    I'm working on the Fiddle version of this book and I was searching for some discussions about it but this is the only one I found. I also play a little mandolin but I don't have McGann's book. I...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Would putting on lighter strings make it easier? I currently have .011 .016 .026w .040w .048w
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I'm starting to have second thoughts about the barre chords.. I'm learning the 3 note moveable chords, like this one:

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    and I can't seem to get my first two fingers on the adjacent...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Welcome to the thread and thank you for sharing your experience. That's great that Gold Tone took care of you. I know how much of a pain it is to order international with the customs fees &...
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    I apologize for getting off topic. I've enjoyed playing my new electric 5 string so much that I was determined to get all of my instruments in 5ths tuning. :)
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    The store didn't have the D'Addarios. :) He said they have been waiting since Jan 3 for a shipment but with Brexit the border crossings is delayed (covid too I suppose) and none of the stores in...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I finally made it to the special store in Paris. Custom Shop is the name of the store and they're really helpful. I bought a 48 C string and a couple 50's since I broke the one I bought the first...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Hi Rob, I actually got your mandolin book a few months ago but I decided not to get an acoustic mandolin so I must confess I just skimmed over it but didn't read it. If the book applies to an...
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    Thank you for the info on the strings. I read so many different string recommendations that I didn't know where to start. I like the nylon sound so I think I'll try the D'Addario if I can find...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I don't take a chance messing up my screw. I'll probably take it out before I go to the guitar shop to get the extra strings and ask if they sell the screw? Hardware store is a good idea too. I...
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    I'd like to do this to my baritone. Which strings did you use?
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    Does using lighter strings cause any problems with the neck? Do you have to adjust the truss rod? I'd like to try lighter strings.
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I got back from vacation and removed my spring. This didn't move the saddle back as far as I expected for two reasons: one the screw length and second, the hole where the string comes out. With a...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Can you explain what you mean? How?
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Thank you for the update. Removing the spring is a great idea. Coincidentally someone just posted about doing this to his electric tenor uke. I'm on vacation this week and I'll remove my spring...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I tried the 0.050 for the C string. It didn't make a difference in the intonation, but it did make it easier to fret especially on the barre chords. I tightened the screw to move the saddle back as...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I took the mandolin to a guitar repair specialist. He checked it out and said everything was fine that he didn't see anything he could improve. He was able to get clean chords on it without buzzing...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    I got to play a lot this weekend and I'm really enjoying this mandolin.

    The right-angle jack does help make it more comfortable. With my violin I use the right angle side of the cable into the...
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    Re: Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    H Uvedale,

    It's nice to meet someone who just purchased the same instrument and I'm glad you're enjoying it. Whenever I get a new instrument I'm always a bit overwhelmed at first and then after a...
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    Beginner with new Gold Tone GME-5 questions

    Hello everyone! After mostly lurking here for many years I finally got my first mandolin - A Gold Tone GME-5. I've been playing my soprano uke tuned GDAE and I really enjoy it. I also play a 5...
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